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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January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that three artistic projects in Memphis will be receiving a total of $35,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). 

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) co-sponsored the highest number of bills that became law in 2019, according to GovPredict, a legislative analysis software company. Congressman Cohen also had a bill he sponsored – H.R. 3304, the National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act – signed into law last year.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today questioned expert witnesses at a hearing on “An Update on the Climate Crisis: From Science to Solution” before the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Congressman Cohen asked about the health consequences of extreme heat and air pollution, the impact of climate change in terms of the extinction of rare species and the impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. 

Toward the end of his questioning, Congressman Cohen, an advocate of banning single-use plastic bottles and eating utensils, said: 

January 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today praised Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her choice of seven managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that 27 local Memphis homelessness assistance programs will be receiving a total of $6.6 million in “continuum of care” grants to serve individuals and families experiencing homelessness from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Last year, there was a 2.7 percent increase in homelessness nationally, with 567,715 people counted as homeless on a single night. 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement: 

January 14, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTONCongressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a $3,439,035 grant from the National Science Foundation for research advancing the science of learning data science with adaptive learning for future workforce development.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

January 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Friday, congratulated Whitehaven High School math teacher Nathan Kirsch for being awarded the prestigious Milken Educator Award, what some call “the Oscar for teaching.” This award is only given to 40 early- and mid-career teachers across the country.

 

January 6, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Mid-South Minority Council TADP Inc., an agency providing services to minority business enterprises, will receive a U.S. Department of Commerce grant of $285,400 to spur job creation and retention.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

December 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on learning that Congressman and Civil Rights hero John Lewis has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer: