Memphis

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 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) has been monitoring the situation involving the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Officer and Memphis Police Department Officer shot this afternoon in North Memphis, and made the following statement:

May 7, 2021 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Representatives Steve Cohen (TN-09), Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Bobby L. Rush (IL-01) will hold a virtual forum on the FBI’s notorious COINTELPRO program recently featured in the Academy Award-winning film “Judas and the Black Messiah,” which dramatizes the FBI-orchestrated assassination of Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton in 1969. The forum will be on Monday, May 10, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time.

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis will receive $15,502,585 and Shelby County will receive $6,812,110 in Emergency Rental Assistance. The funding, in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the White House American Rescue Plan Implementation Team and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will help prevent evictions and ensure basic housing security for households affected by the pandemic and its economic fallout.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 7, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will receive research grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The grant to St. Jude, for $448,750, is for work on interneuron circuits in the spinal motor system. The grant to UTHSC, for $154,000, is for genetic research involving mice.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 6, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) will meet with Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff and Labor Secretary Martin Walsh as they visit Memphis today and will participate with them in a roundtable discussion at the Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 5, 2021 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, this evening wrote to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, asking him to comply with a recent federal judge’s order and release information about how his predecessor, William Barr, misled the federal courts and the American public about the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, and provided misleading information to both Congress and the American public.

May 5, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, today announced that the Memphis and Shelby County Port Commission will receive a $400,000 grant from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration to underwrite a study of the suitability of a 1,000-acre marine multi-modal freight terminal along the south side of McKellar Lake in southwest Memphis.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 5, 2021 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Cohen learned of the passing of civic leader and lawyer Arnold Perl on Tuesday and made the following statement:

May 5, 2021 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, today urged Chairman Jerrold Nadler to join him and encourage Attorney General Merrick Garland to release information about former Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to cover up the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and mislead Congress and the public about the contents of the Special Counsel’s report and decision not to pursue criminal charges against former President Trump.