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Congressman Steve Cohen: Indictments Analysis & What’s Ahead for Congress
September 12 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 3:30–5:00 pm
Congressman Stephen Ira “Steve” Cohen (TN-9), a native of Memphis, was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 7, 2006. Congressman Cohen is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary and was Chairman of its Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties. He is also a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the lead Democrat on its Aviation Subcommittee. He also serves as Ranking House Member on the bicameral Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, commonly known as the Helsinki Commission. Congressman Cohen is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Pro-Choice Caucus, and is Co-Chairman of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, the Tourette Syndrome Caucus, the State Medicaid Expansion Caucus, the Global Road Safety Caucus, and more. Rep. Cohen will speak to us about the status of the recent Trump indictments, as well as which bills, issues, and more we should be keeping an eye on in the next Congressional semester.
Congressman Cohen has distinguished himself as a passionate, progressive, and forthright voice in Congress. He has received national media recognition from The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, Stephen Colbert, The Daily Show, and many others as a proponent of measures to curb gun violence, protect civil liberties and women’s rights, establish universal health care, improve infant and maternal health care for vulnerable populations, and enforce the oversight role of Congress. In 2017, he became the first Member of Congress to file comprehensive articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, and has voted to impeach him four times—twice in Committee, and twice on the House Floor. Congressman Cohen has co-sponsored and voted for legislation to codify reproductive rights nationwide, and to ensure Americans’ rights to use contraceptives, to freely seek reproductive healthcare, and to shield the right to same-sex and interracial marriage. As the author of the NEWBORN Act, a founding member of the Congressional Black Maternal Health Caucus, and a member of the Congressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety, Congressman Cohen is a leader on efforts to reduce infant mortality rates and improve maternal health outcomes. He is a strong supporter of bills like the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and has secured millions in federal funding to support victims of domestic violence in Memphis and TN-9, to promote career advancement for women, and to support women-owned businesses. You can follow him on Facebook at @CongressmanSteveCohen, on Twitter @RepCohen, and on Instagram @RepCohen.
The cash bar will open at 3:30 pm, and the program will run from 4:00–5:00.
- In-person: $20 for members; $25 for non-members
- Zoom participation: $10 for both members and non-members
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