Read our 2018 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 Oct 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Steve Cohen sits on the following committees:
House Committee on the Judiciary
- Chair, Subcommittee on The Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
- Member, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
- House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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 (28%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Finance and Financial Sector (14%) Taxation (9%) Health (8%) Housing and Community Development (4%) International Affairs (4%)
Some of Cohen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4751: To amend title 31, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of the ...
- H.R. 4440: Deadly Force Independent Review Act of 2019
- H.R. 4311: End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2019
- H.R. 3959: School Bus Safety Act of 2019
- H.R. 3902: Housing Accountability Act of 2019
- H.R. 3862: Equal Employment for All Act of 2019
- H.Res. 490: Condemning and censuring President Donald Trump.
From Jan 2007 to Oct 2019, Cohen missed 220 of 9,446 roll call votes, which is 2.3%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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