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October 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland at an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice.

October 21, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen learned of the passing of Bishop W.A. Sesley, the longtime leader of the Morning Star Holiness Church in Memphis, and made the following statement:

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the House floor this evening to urge his Congressional colleagues to support the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) already passed in the Senate.

October 20, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties, today presided at a hearing on “Oversight of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: The Current State of Integration of People with Disabilities.”

October 18, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today announced a $475,000 grant to Memphis and Shelby County to address sexual behavior problems in youth from the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention.

October 14, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, today announced that Memphis and Shelby County will share an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant of $931,746 from the Department of Justice.

October 12, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) is closely monitoring developments in the shooting at the at the U.S. Postal Service facility in Orange Mound that has reportedly resulted in the deaths of three postal employees including the shooter.

October 12, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, a temporary increase to the debt limit so that the United States can meet its obligation to creditors through at least early December. The vote followed Senate action last week.

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In The News

December 18, 2014 In The News

Nine members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation Thursday sent a letter to Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Marilyn Tavenner requesting an extension of TennCare’s waiver approval from earlier this year.

December 15, 2014 In The News

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) has introduced legislation requiring the Justice Department to collect data on how many people are killed by police officers.

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December 9, 2014 In The News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Ron Walter, WREG’s president and general manager, will fill one of nine positions on the TVA Board of Directors.

The U.S. Senate approved Wednesday Congressman Steve Cohen’s recommendation by a vote of 86 to 12.

December 3, 2014 In The News

A group of democratic Congressmen wrote a letter to Education Secretary Arne Duncan Tuesday urging him to "carefully scrutinize" the proposed sale of for profit college behemoth Corinthian Colleges to a student loan debt collector with a troubled record.

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November 30, 2014 In The News

The grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was bitterly disappointing to many whose fervent hope is to see all Americans treated with dignity and equality under our laws. Brown’s death is a tragedy that cannot be denied. His devastated family understandably feels they did not receive justice.

November 25, 2014 In The News

As Americans gather at their Thanksgiving table this month and join in the annual Black Friday sales, there are thousands of people who will be left out of this holiday cheer.  They are far away from their families, serving lengthy sentences for non-violent, and often minor, offenses.  Even though they pose no danger to the public, and taxpayers spend as much as $30,000 a year to incarcerate th

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November 14, 2014 In The News

To say Congressman Steve Cohen is unenthusiastic about the Tennessee Promise is an understatement.

“The people who mostly benefit from (Gov. Bill Haslam’s) plan are people who didn’t make the grades in high school and are higher than the average income,” Cohen says.

“That’s not exactly who you should be looking to benefit in society, the low-achievers and the affluent.

November 10, 2014 In The News

Construction began Monday on the more than $17.5 million project to add a bicycle and pedestrian pathway across the Harahan Bridge.

The Harahan Bridge project is part of the $43 million Main Street to Main Street Multi-Modal Connector project. That 10-mile project will link Downtown Memphis with West Memphis, Arkansas with more walkable and bike-able streets, pathways, and trails.

October 22, 2014 In The News

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen has asked Attorney General Eric Holder to take a close look at the practice of “packing” minorities, especially African-Americans, into a single legislative district to reduce their overall influence.

October 20, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is criticizing Gov. Bill Haslam's campaign on the Tennessee Promise and use of lottery money for free junior college tuition, saying it "siphons" money from the Hope Scholarship and helps only affluent and low-achieving students.

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December 15, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen honored the Bill of Rights on the House floor.

December 14, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks on the House floor about overbroad drug trafficking laws.

December 13, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen spoke on the House floor about how the GOP is adding harmful riders to legislation that would extend unemployment insurance and create jobs.

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