Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today voted to authorize two sets of subpoenas. The first seeks documents regarding the Trump administration child separation policy and conditions on our southwestern border.

July 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, today wrote to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell expressing concern that the agency has not begun implementing the Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and a member of its Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, today questioned expert witnesses on marijuana policy at a hearing on “Marijuana Laws in America: Racial Justice and the Need for Reform.”  

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), and Congressmen Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) today introduced the Complete Streets Act, legislation that would promote safer and more accessible transportation routes across the United States. 

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) announced today that Memphis International Airport will be receiving $5,475,065 to update its master plan and $10,010,572 to construct a de-icing pad and related facilities from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program.

July 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen, Jim Cooper, Tim Burchett, John Rose and David Kustoff of Tennessee today introduced the bipartisan Stadiums Operating under New Guidance (SONG) Act which would give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to issue Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) for concerts and other events held at st

July 3, 2019 Enewsletters

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July 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In advance of Thursday’s observance of the Fourth of July, Congressman Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement:

July 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today observed the 55th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 and made the following statement:


In The News

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.

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.

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

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.

October 17, 2014 In The News

Early next year, the first batch of long-term unemployed people could land jobs with Memphis tech companies under Bioworks’ new training program.



December 13, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen honors MD Anderson on the House floor.

December 8, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder discuss "Fast and Furious" and preventing youth violence in a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

December 7, 2011 Video

Congressman Steve Cohen speaks against the REINS Act on the House floor.