Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

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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December 1, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 26, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Cordova Branch Library to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

October 27, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, October 27, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Gaisman Community Center to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

September 29, 2017 Event

If you have questions or problems with Social Security, Medicare, FHA, the VA or other federal agencies, I hope my staff can help. From 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 26, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the North Branch Library to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

September 20, 2017 Enewsletters

Dear Constituent,

On September 7, the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax disclosed a data breach from earlier this year that compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans. All 9th District residents should take precautionary measures to ensure their financial security. 

September 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) were joined by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) in introducing the bicameral Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act, legislation that would eliminate the excessive rates and fees that many consumers are charged for payday loans, car title loans, and other types of credit. 

September 18, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) released the following statement on Governor Bill Haslam’s decision to reinstate workforce requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in most counties in Tennessee, including Shelby County, beginning February 1, 2018.

September 18, 2017 In The News

The incidents at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center reported last week by the USA Today Network are disturbing and unacceptable.

When I read the story, I immediately called Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David Shulkin to express my concerns and discuss solutions to the ongoing problems at the Memphis VA. Memphis-area veterans have made enormous sacrifices for our county and deserve nothing but the best care.

September 15, 2017 Enewsletters

Dear Friend,

September 14, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) today introduced the Equal Employment for All Act in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to protect job seekers from unfair discrimination from employers based on credit ratings that are often inaccurate and bear little to no correlation to job performance or ability to succeed in the workplace. The legislation would protect prospective employees from being forced to disclose their credit history as part of an employer’s application process.

September 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment offered by Congressmen Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Steve Cohen (D-TN) that reins in the federal government’s power to seize private property without due process. The amendment prohibits funding to implement the Department of Justice’s recently announced expansion of civil forfeiture, which reversed a previous ban on the practice of adoptive seizures. Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) also sponsored the bipartisan amendment.