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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September 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Christ Community Health Center will be receiving a grant of $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressmen Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) and Steve Chabot (R-OH-01) today introduced the End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act, limiting the use of excise taxes on “out-of-town” visitors renting cars to raise revenue for local needs.   

September 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today voted in favor of House Judiciary Committee procedures for conducting an investigation into President Trump’s conduct and if articles of impeachment should be brought to the full House of Representatives. The resolution passed with a vote of 24 to 17. 

  

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will receive an $85,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities to support its ongoing Sickle Cell Surveillance Program. 

  

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, Congressman Cohen voted for and the House Judiciary Committee passed a series of bills to help respond to gun violence. Those bills included H.R. 1236, the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019, amended to include provisions from H.R. 3076, the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act; H.R. 1186, the Keep Americans Safe Act; and H.R. 2708, the Disarm Hate Act. Congressman Cohen is a cosponsor of all four bills. 

 

September 10, 2019 Press Release

  

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today presided at a hearing examining “Evidence of Current and Ongoing Voting Discrimination.” This was the fifth hearing this year on the consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder ruling and state laws weakening voting rights protections. 

September 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Memphis and Shelby County Health Department will be receiving a grant of $999,724 from the Center for Mental Health Services for its mental health and substance abuse programs.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“I am pleased to see this substantial grant going to the Health Department’s mental health and substance abuse programs. Mental health is an essential component of a person’s overall health, and this funding will support programs in Memphis that benefit the entire community.”  

September 5, 2019 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today convened a hearing on “Discriminatory Barriers to Voting” at the Historic Moot Courtroom of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. Congressman Cohen was pleased to welcome to Memphis House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas for this important hearing.  This was the fourth hearing on voting rights held by the Subcommittee this year.

September 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis will be receiving a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award grant of $2,692,500 for clinical research related to neurological disorders. 

  

September 4, 2019 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, will preside at a Memphis Field Hearing on “Discriminatory Barriers to Voting” on Thursday, September 5, in the Historic Moot Courtroom of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law on Front Street downtown. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and Representative Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas are expected to attend the hearing.

Among the witnesses at the hearing will be: