Rep. Steve Cohen
Democrat • 9th District, Tennessee • 4th Term • Sworn In 2007
- 33 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 16 of 436) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 76 of 436)
- 526 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 14 of 439) 10 Made Into Law (Ranks 150 of 439)
Cohen was born in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 1949. Cohen graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1973, he graduated from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law of Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) with a Juris Doctor.http://www.vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=CS027828
After practicing law for three years as Legal Advisor for the Memphis Police Department, Cohen rose to political prominence at the age of 27 when he was elected to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention of 1977, which elected him its vice president.http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Content?oid=oid%3A16848 Cohen was then elected to serve as a commissioner on the Shelby County Commission, an office he held from 1978 to 1980. During his time at the Commission, Cohen was instrumental in the creation of The Med, a community-funded regional hospital. In 1980, Cohen served as an interim Shelby County General Sessions Court judge. He has also served as a delegate to the 1980, 1992, and 2004 Democratic National Conventions. In 1984, he was elected to the state Senate, a position which he held for 24 years. His most notable accomplishment was the imposition of a state lottery meant to fund college scholarships. In 1996, he ran for U.S. Congress, but was defeated by Harold Ford, Jr. in the Democratic primary. When Ford retired, Cohen successfully contested for the Democratic nomination. As the Ninth District is heavily Democratic, his victory in the primary made him a heavy favorite to win the November election, which he did.http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Content?oid=oid%3A16848http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Content?oid=oid%3A16848 Read More...
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- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
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- Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law
- The Constitution and Civil Justice
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
H.R.4889 - Clean and Efficient Public Safety Vehicles Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee Jun 19, 2014 2 Views
To amend title 23, United States Code, to require States to dedicate 5 percent of certain funds to projects that reduce emission to public saf...
H.R.4639 - Nationally Enhancing the Wellbeing of Babies through Outreach and Research Now ActReferred to the Subcommittee May 16, 2014 0 Views
To authorize funding for the creation and implementation of infant mortality pilot programs in standard metropolitan statistical areas with hi...
H.R.4610 - Leading and Expediting Aerotropolis Development Act of 2014Referred to the Subcommittee May 09, 2014 1 Views
To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish a grant program to assist the development of aerotropolis transportation systems, and f...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
H.R.5226 - Charlotte's Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014Referred to House Judiciary Jul 28, 2014 6 Views
To amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude therapeutic hemp and cannabidiol from the definition of marihuana, and for other purposes.
H.Res.684Referred to the House Committee Jul 24, 2014 14 Views
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should issue a commemorative stamp honoring the lif...
H.R.5130 - Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act of 2014Referred to the House Committee Jul 17, 2014 8 Views
To amend the Truth in Lending Act to establish a national usury rate for consumer credit transactions.
Recent Voting History
H.R. 3107: Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3107 Homeland Security Cybersecurity Boots-on-the-Ground ActAye (with party)July 28, 2014
H.R. 3202: Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment Act
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 3202 Essential Transportation Worker Identification Credential Assessment ActAye (with party)July 28, 2014
H.R. 935: Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2013
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass: H R 935 To amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to clarify Congressional intent regarding the regulation of the use of pesticides in or near navigable waters, and for other purposesNay (with party)July 28, 2014