Cohen is the representative for Tennessee’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 4, 2007. Cohen is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021.
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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 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 Oct 20, 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 (24%) Transportation and Public Works (24%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Taxation (9%) Health (8%) Education (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (4%)
Some of Cohen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8507: To impose sanctions with respect to officials of the Government of the Russian ...
- H.R. 8481: To amend the provisions of title 5, United States Code, relating to the ...
- H.R. 8448: To prohibit certain signatures on checks and notices issued by the Department of ...
- H.R. 8416: To amend the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to revise the ...
- H.R. 7829: To redesignate the Federal building located at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest in the ...
- H.R. 7828: Civil Rights Enhancement and Law Enforcement Accountability Improvement Act of 2020
- H.R. 7799: To designate a portion of United States Route 80 in Alabama as the ...
From Jan 2007 to Oct 2020, Cohen missed 227 of 9,795 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% 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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