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Steve Cohen's Public Statements

Full Name: Stephen 'Steve' Ira Cohen
Office: U.S. House (TN) - District 9, Democratic
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 9
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Single
Birth Date: 05/24/1949
Birth Place: Memphis, TN
Home City: Memphis, TN
Religion: Jewish
Floyd Alberson
(Running)
Independent
Herbert Bass
(Running)
Independent
Charlotte Bergmann
(Running)
Republican
Paul Cook
(Running)
Independent
Isaac Richmond
(Running)
Democratic
Ricky Wilkins
(Running)
Democratic
Date Title
Issue Position: Crime - C.O.P.S. Program
Issue Position: Civil Rights - Hate Crimes
Issue Position: Defense - Afghanistan & Iraq
Issue Position: Economics - Economic Stimulus
Issue Position: Economics - Funding the 9th District
Issue Position: Defense - Veterans
Issue Position: Iraq
Issue Position: Seniors - Social Security
Issue Position: Energy Policy - Making Energy Affordable
Issue Position: Crime - The Second Chance Act
Issue Position: Economics - Making Work Pay
Issue Position: Economics - Repairing the Tax Structure
Issue Position: Seniors - Medicare
Issue Position: Civil Rights - Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Issue Position: Education - Making College Affordable
Issue Position: Education - No Child Left Behind
Issue Position: Crime - The Mickey Wright Act
Issue Position: Health Care
Issue Position: Economics - Fiscal Discipline
Issue Position: Energy Policy - Energy Independence
Issue Position: Women's Rights
Issue Position: Education - Head Start
Issue Position: Defense - Homeland Security
Issue Position: Ethics
Issue Position: Civil Rights - Honoring Dr. King's Dream
Issue Position: Animal Welfare
Issue Position: Civil Rights - Apology For Slavery & Segregation
Issue Position: Environment
July 18, 2014 Cohen Applauds Approval of Retroactive Sentence Reductions for Non-Violent Drug Offenders
July 17, 2014 Cartwright & Cohen Introduce Legislation to Cap Excessive Interest & Fees on all Consumer Credit Products
July 17, 2014 Cohen Cosponsors Bill to Protect Public Employee Pensions
July 16, 2014 Cohen: Democrats' New "Jumpstart" Action Plan Will Put Middle Class First, Create Jobs, and Help Students Succeed
July 14, 2014 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2015
July 10, 2014 Pass Extension of the Highway Act
July 9, 2014 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
July 3, 2014 Cohen Highlight's Lottery's Benefits for Students After Knoxville Man Claims $260 Million Powerball Jackpot
July 2, 2014 Cohen: Haslam's Failure to Expand TennCare Will Cost 234,000 Tennesseans Health Coverage
July 2, 2014 Congressman Cohen Marks 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act
June 30, 2014 Conyers & Cohen: "Supreme Court Ruling an Affront to Reproductive Rights, While Opening Door to Employer Discrimination"
June 30, 2014 Cohen Responds to Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 26, 2014 Conyers & Cohen: "Supreme Court Reaffirms Centrality of Patient Safety When Accessing Healthcare Clinics"
June 25, 2014 Voting Rights Amendment Act
June 25, 2014 One Year Later, Cohen Scolds Republicans for Failure to Address Supreme Court's Voting Rights Act Decision
June 20, 2014 Letter to Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission - Increased Classroom Connectivity for Underserved Communities
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
June 19, 2014 PAST Act Supporters "Walk on Washington" to Move Anti-Soring Legislation Forward
June 18, 2014 Cohen: Affordable Care Act Saving Tennesseans Almost 70% on Health Insurance Premiums
June 18, 2014 Cohen Introduces Bill to Protect Environment, Save Local Governments Money
June 18, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash
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