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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 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 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Steve Cohen sits on the following committees:
Cohen was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7800 (116th): AIR Act of 2020
- H.R. 3304 (116th): 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
Does 9 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:
Transportation and Public Works (23%) Crime and Law Enforcement (23%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Taxation (8%) Housing and Community Development (7%) Health (6%) International Affairs (6%)
Some of Cohen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3757: To amend title 23, United States Code, to authorize the use of certain ...
- H.R. 3697: To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit the use of consumer ...
- H.R. 3381: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to issue rules requiring the inclusion of ...
- H.R. 3090: Interstate Rail Compacts Advancement Act of 2021
- H.R. 2875: Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2021
- H.R. 2837: To amend the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 to ...
- H.R. 2463: TSA Second Screening Act
From Jan 2007 to Jun 2021, Cohen missed 227 of 10,002 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% 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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