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Steve Cohen's Public Statements on Issue: Crime

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
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Date Title
Issue Position: Civil Rights - Hate Crimes
Issue Position: Crime - The Second Chance Act
Issue Position: Crime - The Mickey Wright Act
Issue Position: Crime - C.O.P.S. Program
July 18, 2014 Cohen Applauds Approval of Retroactive Sentence Reductions for Non-Violent Drug Offenders
June 5, 2014 Congressman Cohen's $5 Million Provision to Fight Rape Kit Backlog Approved by U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee
May 29, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 29, 2014 House Passes Cohen Amendment to Help Eliminate Memphis Rape Kit Backlog and Keep Communities Safe
May 28, 2014 Cohen Amendment Would Help Achieve Justice for Americans Serving Unfair Prison Sentences
May 1, 2014 Congressman Cohen Introduces Bill to Help Reformed Ex-Offenders Re-Enter Workforce
April 21, 2014 Cohen Applauds Obama Administration's Newly-Expanded Criteria for Executive Clemency
April 8, 2014 Remembering the Rwandan Genocide
Jan. 29, 2014 Letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education - Campus Sexual Assaults
Dec. 19, 2013 President Obama on the Right Track, But Can and Should Do More to Bring Fairness to Our Justice System
Oct. 31, 2013 Cohen Introduces Bill to Help End School-to-Prison Pipeline
Sept. 20, 2013 E-Newsletter: Keeping the Country Running and Helping the Middle Class
Aug. 30, 2013 E-Newsletter: The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
Aug. 12, 2013 Cohen Applauds New Approach to Federal Drug Crime Sentencing
Aug. 9, 2013 Newsletter - A Busy Week in Memphis
Aug. 5, 2013 Cohen Reintroduces Bill to Give Non-Violent Offenders a Fresh Start
Aug. 2, 2013 Newsletter - Remembering Speak Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry
Aug. 1, 2013 Letter to Janet Napolitano, Department of Homeland Security Secretary - Urban Area Security Initiative Funding
July 20, 2013 Newsletter - This Week on Capitol Hill
July 15, 2013 Cohen Lauds DOJ Decision to Review Trayvon Martin Case for Hate Crime of Civil Rights Violations
July 14, 2013 Cohen Calls for Investigation into Whether Trayvon Martin's Killing was Racially Motivated
May 21, 2013 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Kidnapping of Boulos Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim
April 18, 2013 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry - U.S.-Colombia Policy
April 11, 2013 Bipartisan Group of Representatives to End Horse Soring
March 21, 2013 Letter to The United States Department of Justice Advisory Policy Board - Urging Stronger Action to Protect Sikh, Hindu, Arab-American Communities from Hate Crimes
Feb. 28, 2013 Cohen Votes to Reauthorize and Strengthen the Violence Against Women Act
Jan. 23, 2013 Cohen: It's Time to Reauthorize and Strengthen the Violence Against Women Act
Aug. 24, 2012 Free Imprisoned Russian Musicians
July 24, 2012 Think Before We Cut
May 18, 2012 Surface Transportation Reauthorization
May 11, 2012 Ending Violence Against Women
April 17, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of U.S. Department of Justice
April 4, 2012 Letter to Chairman Wolf and Ranking Member Fattah
March 30, 2012 Real Men Wear Purple
March 30, 2012 Trayvon Martin Shooting
March 22, 2012 Letter to Eric Holder Jr., Attorney General - Investigation of Trayvon Martin Shooting
March 8, 2012 Letter to Jim Sensenbrenner, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime
March 6, 2012 Stop Being Accessories to Crime
March 1, 2012 Scott & Cohen Meet with Justice Department Regarding Mo Money
Nov. 4, 2011 Helsinki Commission
July 5, 2011 Cohen Praises FBI, DOJ for Pursuing Justice in Mickey Wright Case
June 15, 2011 The War on Drugs
May 13, 2011 Cohen Reintroduces Bill to Have States Reduce Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice System
May 5, 2011 Cohen Reintroduces Justice Integrity Act
Feb. 15, 2011 Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Jan. 14, 2011 Keeping Gabrielle Giffords In Our Prayers
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