Millington

I am pleased to be representing the people of Millington. I’ve worked to address post office issues in Millington and am particularly pleased to represent the Millington Naval Base. 

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May 20, 2020 Press Release

 

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Christ Community Health Services Inc. will receive a $450,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services for postdoctoral training in general, pediatric and public health dentistry and dental hygiene.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

May 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) returned to Washington and voted this evening for a $3 trillion measure to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the national economy. The measure contains funding for state and local governments, hospitals, first responders, our health care workers, testing, another round of $1,200 economic impact payments and increased spending for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), among many other things.

May 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS -- Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 9th District. The winning artwork of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country.

April 15, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation, today announced $24,894,552 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants to four Shelby County Airports. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will provide $24,687,552 to Memphis International Airport and grants of $69,000 each to General DeWitt Spain Airport in Memphis, the Charles W. Baker Airport south of Millington and the Millington-Memphis Airport in Millington.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

April 9, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) yesterday joined his colleagues in a resolution recognizing the harmful health disparities faced by minority communities during the coronavirus pandemic and urging immediate action to address the ongoing situation. The resolution will be introduced soon.

April 7, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS --  Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) led a letter to Secretary of Defense Mark Esper condemning the dismissal of Captain Crozier, commander of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt and calling for Captain Crozier’s restoration of command.

 

The letter reads in part:

 

“The dismissal of Captain Crozier sends a chilling message to other commanding officers, if they take actions to protect their people.  It is frightening to think that this chilling effect might unnecessarily cost the lives of servicemembers.

 

April 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will receive $35,687,809 in its Urbanized Area Apportionment from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that became law. The CARES Act directs FTA to allocate funding to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus through the existing Urbanized Area Formula Grants Program, Rural Area Formula Grants Program, and the Tribal Transit Formula Grants Program.

 

April 3, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen today announced that Shelby County will receive a $5,291,497 grant for its Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program from the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

 

April 2, 2020 Press Release

In an effort to keep TN-09 constituents up to date on the coronavirus situation, I will share updates with important information.  I hope you’ll take some time to look at this information.  As always, if you need to reach my office please call 901-544-4131 for the Memphis office and 202-225-3265 for the D.C. office. Updates will be posted on my website: Cohen.House.Gov.       

 

Tennessee today announced 2,845 cases of coronavirus infection, including 638 in Shelby County. Please follow prudent social distancing practices.

 

April 2, 2020 Press Release

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that Memphis will be receiving $6,495,376 and Shelby County will be receiving $704,206 in Covid-19 related assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

 

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

 

“Residents of public housing and those receiving housing assistance are in obvious need as the coronavirus invades Memphis. This much-needed funding will ease some anxiety over household expenses like rent. I’m pleased that this welcome relief has come in a timely manner.”