Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) -- who serves as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and the House Judiciary Committee -- today received his subcommittee assignments. Congressman Cohen will serve as ranking member on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, and will serve on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Justice. As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he will serve on the Subcommittee on Aviation, the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials.
"It is an honor and a privilege to continue serving on the House Judiciary Committee and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee," said Congressman Cohen. "Both committees have a significant impact on Memphis and its residents. I look forward to working to bring more jobs and federal funding to Memphis through my work on these committees, and I will continue to work on protecting the rights of citizens."
As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Cohen plans to reintroduce legislation he authored to restore fairness in student lending by treating privately-issued student loans in bankruptcy the same as other types of unsecured debt; legislation that seeks to end ethnic disparities in the criminal justice system; and legislation to crack down on people who evade their court-ordered spousal obligations and leave their spouses penniless.
As a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, Congressman Cohen plans to reintroduce legislation he authored that would enable Memphis to get millions of dollars for the development of the Memphis Aerotropolis; legislation to spur development of an affordable transportation system that enhances mobility, accessibility, safety, and ease for all users; and fight for legislation to reauthorize the Water Resources Development Act.