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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July 18, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions today urging the Justice Department to continue monitoring the Shelby County Juvenile Court in compliance with a 2012 Memorandum of Understanding. See the letter here.

Shelby County and the Juvenile Court have sought to terminate the agreement.

July 18, 2018 Press Release

 

July 17, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) spoke from the well of the House floor this morning, citing a story in The Commercial Appeal about Tennessee’s last-place ranking in voter turnout in a Pew Charitable Trust study of the 2014 mid-term elections.

July 17, 2018 Press Release

 

July 16, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) condemned the disgraceful and embarrassing comments by President Trump after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying Trump’s remarks accepting the Russian’s denial of election meddling is an attack on American democracy.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

July 13, 2018 Press Release

Congressman Clarifies Remarks about The Purple Heart

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) clarified his remarks at a joint hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Judiciary Committee on which he serves with the following statement:

“I regret mentioning the Purple Heart medal at yesterday’s hearing.  My intent was to speak metaphorically to make a broader point about attacks against the FBI and Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation into a Russian attack on our country.

July 13, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) commended the Justice Department for reopening the Emmett Till murder case that many say galvanized a nascent Civil Rights movement in 1955. The 14-year-old Chicago youth was killed after a white woman claimed he wolf-whistled at her in Money, Mississippi, and his admitted killers were later acquitted by an all-white jury. See Congressman Cohen speaking about the case on the House floor this morning here. He also made the following statement:

July 12, 2018 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Law, today questioned the Majority’s rationale for seeking the testimony of FBI Agent Peter Strzok after the Department of Justice’s Inspector General found no evidence of bias impacting its work on the Hillary Clinton email investigation. See his exchange with Strzok here.

July 11, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN), a Member of the bicameral U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (known as The Helsinki Commission), was pleased that the House of Representatives today passed his bipartisan resolution expressing support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) alliance and reaffirming the sovereignty of our partners in Central and Eastern Europe. The text of the resolution, introduced in April 2017, can be found here.