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Congressman Cohen Remembers Linda Brown

March 28, 2018 - articles

Landmark Supreme Court Case was based on Topeka segregation WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today recalled the important role Linda Brown played in the unanimous landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown  v. Board of Education of Topeka that declared state laws creating separate schools for black and…

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Congressman Cohen Files Petition for Floor Vote on Bill to Protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigation

March 21, 2018 - articles

Files Discharge Petition to Require Speaker to Call a Vote on Special Counsel Integrity Act   WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today filed a discharge petition to require House Speaker Paul Ryan to call for a floor vote on the Special Counsel Integrity Act (H.R….

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Donovan, Cohen Introduce Bipartisan Bill Banning Pets From Overhead Compartments

March 15, 2018 - articles

Measure is in response to a dog’s death on a United Airlines flight   Washington, DC – March 15, 2018….Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today introduced legislation banning dogs from overhead compartments after Kokito, a French bulldog, died on a United Airlines flight. Kokito’s owner says a…

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Congressman Cohen Co-Sponsors PARADE Act

February 9, 2018 - articles

  Bill would Prohibit Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures (P.A.R.A.D.E) WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today co-sponsored the PARADE Act, whose acronym spells out “Prohibit Allocation of Resources for Absurd Defense Expenditures,” an example of which would be President Trump’s wasteful proposal to…

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Congressman Cohen Commemorates Start of Black History Month

February 2, 2018 - articles

Recalls sacrifices made by Memphis Sanitation Workers 50 years ago   WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) marked the start of Black History Month today with a wreath-laying at the site of the deaths of Sanitation Workers Robert Walker and Echol Cole, who lost their lives…

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Congressman Cohen Mourns Death of Jimmy Robinson

January 26, 2018 - articles

Founder of Overton Square passes in New Orleans   WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) noted the passing in New Orleans of James D. “Jimmy” Robinson Jr., one of the founders of the Overton Square entertainment district, and made the following statement: “I mourn the passing…

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Cohen Recognizes World AIDS Day

December 1, 2017 - articles

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) made the following statement in recognition of World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1: “This year’s World AIDS Day theme is ‘Increasing Impact Through Transparency, Accountability and Partnerships.’ We’ve made great strides in detecting HIV infections and extending the lives…

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Congressman Cohen Hails Approval of Mandatory Training on Workplace Rights for Members and Employees of the House

November 30, 2017 - articles

Congressman Cohen Hails Approval of Mandatory Training on Workplace Rights for Members and Employees of the House  WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) praised today’s passage of a resolution (H. Res. 630)requiring Members and Employees of the House of Representatives to complete anti-discrimination and anti-sexual harassment…

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Members Introduce Articles of Impeachment

November 15, 2017 - articles

Contact: Bartholomew Sullivan 202.225.3265 November 15, 2017 Members Introduce Articles of Impeachment President Trump’s actions have become “dangerous for democracy”   WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), the ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, and colleagues, today introduced five…

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Ranking Member Cohen Condemns Bill Aiming to Ban Pre-Viability Abortions

November 2, 2017 - articles

Ranking Member Cohen Condemns Bill Aiming to Ban Pre-Viability Abortions Would undermine women’s constitutional rights and dignity as human beings   [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – At a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice hearing today, Ranking Member Steve Cohen condemned as “unwarranted government…

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