Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Tennessee

As a fourth-generation Memphian, I have dedicated my life to public service in Memphis and Shelby County. My work has defined my life and affected the lives of people in Memphis, across Tennessee and now across America throughout my career in national, state and local politics.

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May 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Fair Access to Credit Scores Act of 2019, which would provide a free and accurate credit score with the free annual credit reports that are already available to consumers through the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

May 17, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 5, the Equality Act, which amends federal civil rights laws to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in education, employment, housing, credit, federal jury service, public accommodations and the use of federal funds. The vote was 236 to 173.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted for, and the House passed, H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act. The vote was 234 to 183.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, today announced that the National Endowment for the Arts will be making grants to Creative Aging Memphis ($10,000) to support its Senior Arts Series; New Ballet Ensemble ($30,000) to support year-round dance instruction, mentoring and tutoring; and Opera Memphis Inc. ($25,000) to support 30 days of opera and The McCleave Project, which seeks to deepen the company’s engagement on issues of equity and diversity in opera, both on stage and in its audience.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will provide the Millington-Memphis Airport $10 million in supplemental funding to rehabilitate runways.

This funding is part of $779 million in supplemental funding for 127 small and rural airports announced by U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, questioned Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell about two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in October 2018 and in March of this year. See the exchange here.

During his exchange with Administrator Elwell, Congressman Cohen asked: “I believe every country grounded the MAX before we did. Every country. How were we last?”

May 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released a statement today in response to growing criticism and calls for consequences of Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey’s racist and anti-Semitic posts on his personal social media accounts. Lammey reportedly disseminated the notion that Jews need to “get the f--- over the Holocaust” and that Muslims are “batsh— crazy.”

Congressman Cohen said:

May 13, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission), today expressed his concern about President Trump meeting with dictatorial Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban. Congressman Cohen joined House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel in a letter to the president last week expressing misgivings about the planned Oval Office visit. See that letter here.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) voted for and the House passed H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act, to block the Trump Administration’s dangerous October 2018 guidance that gives states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. The vote was 230 to 183.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, questioned witnesses at a hearing today looking at achieving the promise of a diverse workforce by encouraging minority students to consider studying the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. Congressman Cohen asked the witnesses about the role of scholarships in promoting diversity in those disciplines. See his exchange with the hearing witnesses here.

The witnesses at the hearing were: