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ENG: 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 ...
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Congressman Calls For Investigation On Mo’ Money Taxes

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. This time of year is big business for tax preparers, but the response from Mo' Money Taxes customers is anything but positive. Customers all over the southeast have been complaining to the news media about the company. Just this week all six stores in the Norfolk, Virginia area were shut down and computers taking away by police. "The police took the computers out. They're not seized. They just took them out ...

Congressman Cut Off From Own Synagogue

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 ...

Steve Cohen regrets losing Jewish voters in Tenn.’s 9th

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 ...

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Cohen’s Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement
[MEMPHIS, TN] – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, today released the following statement after President Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. “Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement represents a backslide on U.S. and global climate goals, a neglect for U.S. interests both domestic and abroad, and a neglect of leadership by the Trump Administration. For all of its shortcomings, the Trump Administration ought to have little difficulty grasping the severe economic impact of retreating from the Paris Climate Agreement.” “By joining our allies in the agreement, the United States stood to save $5.3 trillion from subsidizing the negative effects associated with paying the healthcare costs from exposure to pollution. Instead of committing 6.5% of our GDP to subsidizing fossil fuel industries and cleaning up their pollutants, that portion of wealth amassed
Constitution and Civil Justice Ranking Member Cohen’s Statement on Former FBI Director James Comey’s Written Testimony
[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 on former FBI Director James Comey’s written testimony to be delivered tomorrow morning to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence: “I was disturbed after reading former FBI Director James Comey’s written testimony about his interactions with President Donald Trump. Based on Comey’s account, it appears that the President attempted to intimidate the FBI Director and influence the investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, which is part of the larger investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, including any connection between the Trump campaign and the Russians. The President’s engagement with then-FBI Director James Comey nine times in one-on-one conversations coupled with his reported efforts to personally engage with Director of Nati
Remembering the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy
“And now it’s on to Chicago, and let’s win there,” Senator Robert F. Kennedy triumphantly declared during his speech after a decisive victory in the California Democratic primary on June 5, 1968. It had become clear that Kennedy would be the Democratic nominee for the 1968 presidential election. He had inspired a generation of young people to get involved in politics and galvanized a Democratic Party still reeling from the loss of his brother President John F. Kennedy five years earlier. But as Senator Kennedy walked out of the Ambassador Hotel ballroom that night, shots rang out. Robert Kennedy’s life was tragically lost and a beacon of hope for a generation of young Americans was extinguished. Our nation would be forever changed. Just two months later, the controversial nomination of Hubert Humphrey as the Democratic candidate at the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention sparked several nights of demonstrations and riots. The convention damaged the trust the Demo
Urging Governor Haslam to Request FEMA Assistance for Memphis
Dear Friend, This week, I urged Governor Haslam to request Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) assistance for Memphis following the severe storms last weekend, remembered victims of gun violence and urged Congress to act on gun control legislation, criticized President Trump for withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, attended the demolition ceremony of Foote Homes in South City Memphis, honored our brave men and women in uniform on Memorial Day, met the new Director of the Memphis VA Medical Center, announced two federal grants for Memphis International Airport and toured the Baptist College of Health Sciences. Keep reading to learn more about my week and follow me on Twitter and Facebook to see more updates as they happen. Urging Governor Haslam to Request FEMA Assistance for MemphisRemembering Victims of Gun ViolenceFighting to Protect our EnvironmentRevitalizing Downtown MemphisHonoring Our Brave Men and Women in UniformMeeting the New D

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