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WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) received a 100 percent score from the government watchdog group Common Cause on Wednesday after it assessed 15 measures involving money in politics, voting rights, Net Neutrality, overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, presidential conflicts of interest and abuse of power, and redistricting reform. See the scorecard here. Congressman Cohen made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded research grants totaling $802,489 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC).
“I am proud of the important medical research taking place in Memphis,” said Congressman Cohen. “These significant federal investments will help keep Memphis at the forefront of the medical research community.”
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded research grants totaling $1,151,320 to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted Tuesday’s 17th anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the loss of life in the four hijacked planes, and made the following statement:
WASHINGTON – Today, at a hearing of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on which he serves as a senior member, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) praised the U.S. Department of Transportation’s selection of Memphis as center for aerial drone technology and noted the initial success last week of a drone demonstration.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a grant of more than $2.6 million to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The grant will be used to create a catalog of cancer clonotype drug sensitivities with single-cell genome sequencing, furthering the progress of cancer research and expanding possibilities for treatment.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has awarded University of Memphis a grant of $189,929 for a project titled The Impact of Stress and Resilience on Obesity-Related Metabolic Complications in Adolescents.
WASHINGTON -- Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced a total of $14,254,835 in federal funds to combat homelessness and support affordable housing programs and facilities for vulnerable populations throughout Memphis. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) HOME Investment Partnership program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program, Community Development Block Grant program, and Emergency Solutions Grants program.