Cohen Awarded With Perfect Voting Record on Civil and Human Rights Legislation in 113th Congress

October 10, 2014
Press Release

[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) was awarded this week with a 100 percent score for his votes on civil rights and human rights issues in the 113th Congress by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR). The LCCHR’s 113th Congress Voting Record grades Members of Congress on the votes they cast on 20 bills considered by the House of Representatives during the 113th Congress.

“I have consistently fought throughout my entire career to further the cause of justice and ensure everyone is treated fairly,” said Congressman Cohen. “Human rights and civil rights should not be partisan issues, and I will continue working with my colleagues in Congress to advance these critically important issues at home and abroad. I have great respect for  and enjoy working with Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights President Wade Henderson as well as the entire coalition, and it is an honor to be recognized by it for my record defending and advancing civil and human rights.”

The LCCHR is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The LCCHR works to build a more fair and just America. The 20 votes selected for inclusion in the group’s 113th Congress report ranged from supporting fair labor and housing standards to protecting vulnerable Americans from hunger and ensuring that consumers across the country are adequately protected.