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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May 26, 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, May 26, staff from my Memphis office will be on hand at the Gaston Community Center to answer your questions and provide assistance dealing with federal agencies.

May 23, 2017 Press Release

“President Trump’s so-called ‘taxpayer first’ budget would be detrimental to taxpaying low- and middle-income Americans, while it would greatly benefit super rich Americans. The President’s budget cuts Medicaid an astounding $1.4 trillion over 10 years and makes deep cuts to programs essential to many Americans such as food stamps (SNAP), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program (WIC), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Meals on Wheels.

May 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressmen Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Pete Sessions (R-TX), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans, released the following statement in response to the attack in Washington, D.C. this week:

May 18, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09), Danny Davis (IL-07) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) today introduced the Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Fairness Act. This legislation would restore fairness in student lending by treating privately issued student loans the same as other types of private debt in bankruptcy. Until 2005, this type of student loan debt was dischargeable in bankruptcy, but a change to the bankruptcy code made that year removed this consumer protection.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, released the following statement after Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in the Trump-Russia investigation:

May 16, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, released the following statement after reports that President Trump compromised highly classified information during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak:

May 12, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all federal prosecutors establishing new policies for charging criminal offenses and seeking sentences when convictions are obtained:

May 9, 2017 Press Release

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] — Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, today released the following statement after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey: