Rep. Steve Cohen

Representative from Tennessee’s 9th District, Democrat

Cohen, a Democrat, has been the representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district since Jan 4, 2007 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Cohen has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Cohen is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Cohen for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Steve Cohen sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Cohen sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) Finance and Financial Sector (16%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Transportation and Public Works (14%) Taxation (11%) Education (9%) Health (7%) Armed Forces and National Security (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Cohen’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Cohen’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 3590: Halt Tax Increases on the Middle Class and Seniors Act
Sep 13, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 4890: To impose a ban on the payment of bonuses to employees of the Internal Revenue Service until the Secretary of the Treasury develops and implements a ...
Apr 21, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 3791: To raise the consolidated assets threshold under the small bank holding company policy statement, and for other purposes.
Apr 14, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 622: State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015
Apr 16, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2007 to Sep 2016, Cohen missed 202 of 7,618 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is on par with the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 89 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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