Stephen Ira Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Tennessee's 9th district includes almost three-fourths of Memphis. Cohen is Tennessee's first Jewish congressman.
Early life, education, and law career
Cohen was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 1949 to pediatrician Morris D. Cohen and his wife Genevieve. He has two older brothers, Michael Corey and Martin D. Cohen. He is a fourth-generation Memphian, and is the grandson of a Jewish newsstand owner who immigrated from Lithuania. Cohen contracted polio when he was five, and the disease caused him to shift his attention from sports to politics at an early age. When Cohen was eleven, John F. Kennedy made a ...
Congressman Steve Cohen out of Memphis plans to join a Virginia Congressman in sending a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder calling for an investigation into Mo' Money Taxes.
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Democrat Steve Cohen, the first Jewish congressman to represent a district in Tennessee, has lost a key constituency, the small Jewish community in Memphis, after the borders of his district were redrawn.Cohen’s Ninth District has been reshaped in a way that cut him off from most of the Jews living in Memphis. Even Cohen’s synagogue will be represented by another congressman.The redistricting was determined by Tennessee’s Republican-led state legislature, following the latest U.S. Census.Cohen appealed the decision and asked for an adjustment that would have kept the Jewish ...
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), the first Jewish congressman ever elected in Tennessee, will be running in a fundamentally new 9th Congressional District this year without a strong base of support from the Jewish community in Memphis.
On Friday, the Tennessee Senate approved a redistricting map that would effectively move most of Cohen’s Memphis-area Jewish constituency into the 8th Congressional District, represented by Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.).
Cohen, who represented most of the Memphis Jewish community for 20 years in the state senate and U.S. House of Representatives, expressed ...
Cohen Announces Nearly $1.2 Million for St. Jude [MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced 3 federal grants totaling $1,187,971 in funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This funding comes through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used for a variety of programs and research projects.
“This funding will be used to continue important work at St. Jude, one of the world’s finest health care institutions,” said Congressman Cohen.
Today’s announcement includes funding for the following St. Jude projects:
$445,000 in funding for the “Innate Gut Epithelial Mechanisms of Immunity” project, which aims to identify interacting genetic pathways in humans and their resident bacteria that work to regulate bacterial colonization and its downstream effects on human physiology.
$379,851 in funding for the “Kir-Favorable Haploidentical Transplantation In Children” project, which is focused on developing novel bone marrow transplantation for leukemia patients wit
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This week, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez came to Memphis and visited the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center, I announced more than $2 million in federal funds to help support research at the University of Memphis and St. Jude, and I continued my work to stop the excessive use of force by local police departments around the nation. Keep reading to learn more about what happened this week.
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Visits MemphisStopping Excessive and Deadly Use of Police Force$2.3 Million in Grants for MemphisCongratulating Some of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds”Facebook Photo ContestPresident Obama Seeking Mentors for Young PeopleMake Sure to Claim Unclaimed Property
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez Visits Memphis
On Wednesday, United States Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Job Corps by visiting the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center in Memphis, which is one of the top performers out of all
Cohen Congratulates UTHSC Researchers on Being Named Among “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” [MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today congratulated two researchers from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Dr. Karen Johnson and Dr. David Nelson, on being named in Thomson Reuters’ new “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds of 2014” report. The report, which distinguishes scientists and researchers who have written the greatest number of articles ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, is available here.
“This report reaffirms what we have long known: that the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is home to some of the best researchers and scientists in the world,” said Congressman Cohen. “Doctors Karen Johnson and David Nelson should be proud of their impressive work, and I congratulate them both on this significant distinction.”
Karen C. Johnson, MD, MPH, is a professor in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Medicine in the College of Medicine at UTHSC. Her
Cohen Announces More Than $1.1 Million for the University of Memphis [MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced 4 federal grants totaling $1,125,168 in funding for several projects at the University of Memphis. This funding comes through the National Science Foundation (NSF).
“I am pleased with this federal investment in the University of Memphis and their talented scholars,” said Congressman Cohen.
Today’s announcement includes funding for the following University of Memphis projects:
$586,608 in funding for the “Career: Catalytic Production of H2 from Water by Molecular Metal Complexes with Pentadentate Ligands” project
$364,864 in funding for the “Collaborative Project: Puzzle-Based Cybersecurity Learning to Enhance Defensive Skills of Front-Line Technicians” project
$108,725 in funding for the “Measuring and modeling postseismic deformation processes of Andaman Islands” project
$64,971 in funding for the “GOALI: Application of Wave Gradiometry to Exploration Seismology” project