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 May 24, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Steve Cohen sits on the following committees:
Cohen was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 390: To redesignate the Federal building located at 167 North Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee as the Odell Horton Federal Building.
- H.R. 4806: TRAP Act of 2021
- 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
Does 11 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 (23%) Transportation and Public Works (23%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (11%) International Affairs (10%) Health (7%) Taxation (7%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Cohen recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7673: To amend the Tennessee Valley Authority Act of 1933 to require that the …
- H.R. 7398: Prohibit Wildlife Killing Contests Act of 2022
- H.R. 7320: Restorative Practices in Schools Act of 2022
- H.R. 7265: Cerebral Palsy Research Program Authorization Act of 2022
- H.Res. 1000: Calling on the President to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine, particularly the …
- H.R. 7086: Oligarch Asset Forfeiture Act
- H.R. 6862: To amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to exclude information relating to certain …
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2007 to May 2022, Cohen missed 229 of 10,511 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. 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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