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 Feb 25, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
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Cohen was the primary sponsor of 8 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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
- 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 (22%) Transportation and Public Works (21%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Finance and Financial Sector (10%) Taxation (9%) Health (9%) International Affairs (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%)
Some of Cohen’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 1405: To provide a cause of action to remove and bar from holding office ...
- H.R. 1337: To provide for grants for States that require sensitivity training for law enforcement ...
- H.R. 1336: To require the Attorney General to issue rules pertaining to the collection and ...
- H.R. 1338: To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to ...
- H.R. 1289: To require States to establish complete streets programs, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 1222: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding proprietary institutions of higher ...
- H.R. 1223: To impose sanctions with respect to individuals associated with the Government of the ...
From Jan 2007 to Feb 2021, Cohen missed 227 of 9,877 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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