Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee


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January 11, 2019 Enewsletters

January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, a bill to fund the Department of the Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The bill prevents the further degradation of our National Parks and monuments and allows the EPA to resume its critical activities in protecting clean air and clean water.

January 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, two spending bills to reopen the Departments of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Agriculture in an effort to end the destructive, ongoing Trump government shutdown, and made the following statement:

January 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) watched President Trump’s speech about the security of our southern border with Mexico tonight and made the following statement:

January 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today welcomed Governor Bill Haslam’s grant of clemency in the case of Cyntoia Brown, a juvenile victim of sex trafficking, who has been serving a life sentence for murder. Congressman Cohen wrote to Governor Haslam on December 10 asking him to give consideration to clemency in the case given the unique circumstances.

January 4, 2019 Enewsletters

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January 3, 2019 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Don Young (Alaska-at-large) today introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow patients to have access to medical marijuana in states where marijuana is legal without fear of federal prosecution.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced two Constitutional Amendments today on the opening day of the new Congress. The first would eliminate the Electoral College and provide for the direct election of the President and Vice President of the United States.

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced a package of criminal justice and voter protection bills today on the first day of the new Congress:


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.