Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of 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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November 9, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen released the following statement commemorating this year’s Veterans Day: 

 “Each November, we pause to pay special tribute to the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform. This year, on Sunday, we also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the brutality of World War I.  

October 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), along with dozens of his Congressional colleagues, today wrote to President Trump and to multiple state attorneys general -- including Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III – who are suing the federal government in Texas v.

October 27, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) reacted to today’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh, an attack the Anti-Defamation League has said is likely the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States, with the following statement:

October 17, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today praised the use of DNA evidence to win a conviction against the perpetrator of an 18-year-old rape that occurred in southwest Memphis.  

October 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Lamar Smith (R-TX) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods and services like those purchased over the internet or on smartphones. The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act ensures that digital goods and services are not taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.  

 “Digital goods and services have become a driving force in our national economy,” said Congressman Cohen. “We should make sure consumers are treated fairly and not double-taxed.” 

October 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) expressed disappointment at today’s Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and made the following statement: 


October 3, 2018 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Aviation Subcommittee, hailed today’s Senate passage of the bipartisan Cohen-Kinzinger Seat Egress in Air Travel (SEAT) Act as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that now heads to the President’s desk.  The SEAT Act requires the FAA to establish minimum seat size and distance between rows of seats on commercial aircraft to protect the safety of the flying public.  

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 28, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) Congressman Steve Cohen today released the following statement regarding the passing of Philip H. Trenary, CEO of the Memphis Chamber of Commerce:

“Phil Trenary was a civic leader and businessman, and was extremely important to the City of Memphis. He was totally immersed in the Memphis community, both as a celebrant and as a contributor. He will be missed. My thoughts go out to his family.”



September 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) spoke from the well of the House this afternoon to say that “the soul of the country is in jeopardy and in question” over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh and accusations against him of sexual assault. See his remarks here.

“She should be given respect and there should be an attempt to find the truth…But…they don’t want to know the truth. They fear the truth.”