Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Introducing a Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald Trump

July 21, 2017
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Dear Friend,

This week, I introduced a Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald Trump, participated in a forum on voting rights, questioned Department of Transportation officials on school bus safety, assisted Ninth District residents with problems with federal agencies at my monthly Congress on Your Corner office hours, honored Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on the House floor, congratulated Memphian Rachel Heck on her performance at the U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament, and welcomed Team Memphis basketball team to my Washington, DC office. Keep reading to learn more about my week and follow me on Twitter and Facebook to see more updates as they happen.

Introducing a Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald Trump
Participating in a Forum on Voting Rights and Privacy Concerns Under the Pence-Kobach Commission
Questioning DOT Officials on School Bus Safety
Bringing Congress to Your Corner
Honoring Senator John McCain
Congratulating Rachel Heck on Her Performance at the U.S. Women’s Open
Welcoming Team Memphis to Washington
Sign Up for My New Grants E-Newsletter
Quote of the Week
Weekly Health Tip

Introducing a Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald Trump

On Wednesday, I introduced H.Res. 456, a Resolution of No Confidence in President Donald Trump. My resolution, which has the support of 29 of my colleagues in the House of Representatives, details President Trump’s unacceptable behavior as President and expresses a lack of confidence in his service. On Wednesday morning, I held a press conference with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), to introduce the resolution. You can watch the press conference here. You can read more about my resolution here


From Left to Right: Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)

Participating in a Forum on Voting Rights and Privacy Concerns Under the Pence-Kobach Commission

On Tuesday, I participated in a forum hosted by the House Judiciary Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus on voting rights and privacy concerns under the Pence-Kobach Commission, the commission created by President Trump to investigate unsubstantiated claims of mass voter fraud in the 2016 Presidential election. I was proud to cosponsor the bipartisan Voting Rights Amendment Act, which would fully restore and modernize the original Voting Rights Act of 1965 to reflect today’s societal needs and challenges. You can watch the forum here and here

Questioning DOT Officials on School Bus Safety 

On Tuesday, during a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Hearing, I questioned safety officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation about school bus safety and contracting oversight issues for bus drivers that may have contributed to the deaths of school-aged children in Chattanooga, TN and Baltimore, MD in November 2016. Watch my remarks here. Read more here.

Bringing Congress to Your Corner

Today, my staff and I were at the Parkway Village Library for our “Congress on Your Corner” office hours to assist Ninth District residents with questions or problems with federal agencies and benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA and more. For more information about future Congress on Your Corners, visit my website at https://cohen.house.gov

Honoring Senator John McCain

On Wednesday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) announced that he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Senator McCain is a true American hero who served our country in Vietnam, in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. I urge everyone to keep Senator McCain in your thoughts and prayers, and I hope he can come back to work soon. Watch my remarks here.

Congratulating Rachel Heck on Her Performance at the U.S. Women’s Open


(Photo: Kyle Terada / USA TODAY Sports)

Last weekend, St. Agnes sophomore Rachel Heck made Memphis proud with her performance at the 2017 U.S. Women’s Open Golf Tournament. At 15 years old, Rachel was the youngest competitor in the field this year and is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, native Memphis golfers ever. I enjoyed following Rachel at the U.S. Women's Open and I wish her the best as she continues her golf career at St. Agnes and then at Stanford University. Read more about Rachel’s performance here

Welcoming Team Memphis to Washington



On Thursday, I welcomed Coach Dorsey Sims and the TEAM Memphis basketball team to my Washington, DC office. The students, from high schools across Memphis, will be playing in their annual tournament. Good luck to TEAM Memphis!

Sign Up for My New Grants E-Newsletter

Each year billions of dollars are distributed in federal grant and loan money to institutions and organizations throughout the country. The 9th District's universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and local governments are well-qualified to compete for these funds. If you are interested in receiving up-to-date federal grant information, including a list of the most recent grant awards and opportunities, please click here to sign up for my Grants E-Newsletter. I also encourage you to explore the resources on my website to help you and your organization search and apply for grants. 

Quote of the Week

Weekly Health Tip

Each week, I share a health tip in the hopes of promoting a healthy lifestyle for residents of the Ninth Congressional District. As always, it is best to check with your doctor before making any changes to your diet, exercise routine or lifestyle.

Recently, there has been an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Shelby County. Legionnaires' is typically spread when people breathe in mist containing legionella bacteria. In many cases, the infection doesn't cause a serious illness, but it can trigger symptoms including coughing, shortness of breath, aches and nausea. Read more here

As always, I remain. 
Most sincerely,
 
Steve Cohen
Member of Congress