Read our 2019 Report Card for Cohen.
Cohen is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Cohen has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Jul 9, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Steve Cohen sits on the following committees:
Cohen was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3304: National Guard and Reservists Debt Relief Extension Act of 2019
- H.R. 767 (115th): SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018
- H.R. 5349 (115th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1325 Autumn Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, as the “Judge Russell B. Sugarmon Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 4246 (114th): National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2015
- H.R. 2192 (112th): National Guard and Reservist Debt Relief Extension Act of 2011
- H.R. 2765 (111th): Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional Heritage Act
- H.R. 2587 (110th): A Bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 555 South 3rd Street Lobby in Memphis, Tennessee, as the “Kenneth T. Whalum, ...
Does 8 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Cohen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Crime and Law Enforcement (25%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Taxation (9%) Health (8%) Education (5%) International Affairs (4%)
Some of Cohen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7509: To amend title 49, United States Code, to require the TSA to offer ...
- H.Res. 1032: Instructing the Committee on the Judiciary to further its inquiry into the misconduct ...
- H.R. 7339: To direct the Director of the National Institute of Technologies to undertake certain ...
- H.R. 6965: Cash Refunds for Coronavirus Cancellations Act of 2020
- H.Res. 931: Congratulating the people of the Republic of Turkey and Turkish Americans nationwide on ...
- H.R. 6233: Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2020
- H.R. 6107: Diversity Advancements in Accelerated Programs Act
From Jan 2007 to Jul 2020, Cohen missed 224 of 9,715 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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