Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Shelby County

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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April 23, 2018 Event

Become your own best advocate for government contracting by discovering resources available to help you gain an edge in this lucrative but competitive market. Memphis small business owners will have an opporutnity to learn about the federal government contracting process. If you are new to the federal contracting process and want to know the basics on how to do business with the federal government, this fair will add clarity to the process.

April 19, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, has introduced the bipartisan, bicameral FAIR Fees amendment to the House Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill scheduled to be debated next week on the House floor. FAIR stands for Forbid Airlines from Imposing Ridiculous fees.

The amendment would protect consumers from unreasonable fees by having the FAA assess whether airline fees for changed or cancelled flights, baggage or other services are reasonable and proportional to the cost of the services provided.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) went to the floor of the House today to praise the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray and to commend the professionalism and courage of Justice Department officials pursuing a criminal investigation of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen that appears irksome to President Trump. See the entire speech here.

April 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, today wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao expressing his concerns about a “60 Minutes” report Sunday night on Allegiant Air’s safety record.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, today joined Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler and Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism Homeland Security and Investigations Ranking Member Sheila Jackson-Lee and other members of the House Judiciary Committee in introducing the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

April 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recognized Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, with his Congressional colleagues. Congressman Cohen recalled that, at the urging of his friend and constituent Ira Lipman, he sponsored and passed legislation to create the Tennessee’s Holocaust Commission as a state senator in 1984. He has been a consistent supporter of legislation and other Congressional efforts to assure the perpetual memory of those lost in the Holocaust.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

April 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recalled the good done by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a leader of the anti-apartheid movement while her husband, Nelson, was imprisoned. Ms. Madikizela-Mandala has died at 81.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“During the 27 years her husband endured imprisonment for his anti-apartheid stand, Winnie Madizikela-Mandela was a powerful force championing his cause, and was imprisoned herself.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, welcomed a Maryland federal judge’s ruling today allowing a lawsuit alleging violations of the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clauses against President Trump to go forward.