Congressional Member Profiles

Rep. Steve Cohen

Rep. Steve Cohen

Democrat, Tennessee, 9th District
Office 202-225-3265 | @RepCohen | Facebook

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Grade

9

Votes for Children

84

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Rep. Cohen represents a district with a child poverty rate of 43.5 percent. 21.5 percent of children in this district are in extreme poverty, 25.1 percent are food insecure, and 7.7 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Rep. Cohen has taken 9 votes that would help the children in his district. He has introduced 1 bill and cosponsored 83 bills to help children. Rep. Cohen has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Rep. Cohen has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.1112 the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1116 the Keeping Guns from High-Risk Individuals Act.

  • voted for H.R.1122 the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act of 2019.


  • co-sponsored H.R.1185 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1236 the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1266 the Ghost Guns Are Guns Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1277 the State Public Option Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1279 the Safer Neighborhoods Gun Buyback Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1287 the No Guns for Abusers Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1296 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1364 the Child Care for Working Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1367 the CAMRA Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1368 the Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1384 the Medicare for All Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1419 the Public Option Deficit Reduction Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1431 the Cost-of-Living Refund Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1454 the COOL OFF Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1560 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1665 the Building Blocks of STEM Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1690 the Carbon Monoxide Alarms Leading Every Resident To Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1705 the Jaime’s Law.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1737 the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1846 the End Diaper Need Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1856 the Ending Homelessness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1878 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1884 the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1897 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1978 the Fighting Homelessness Through Services and Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2055 the Act Targeting Resources to Communities in Need.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2085 the CHOICE Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2217 the Families, Not Facilities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2311 the Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2315 the Keep Our PACT Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2411 the Tobacco to 21 Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2415 the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2507 the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2527 the Vaccinate All Children Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2602 the Healthy MOMMIES Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2653 the Safe Schools Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2674 the Gun Theft Prevention Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2708 the Disarm Hate Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2720 the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2775 the Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2778 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2809 the Improving Access to Nutrition Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2862 the VACCINES Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.2940 the bill to extend the program of block grants to States for temporary assistance for needy families and related programs through September 30, 2019..

  • co-sponsored H.R.3076 the Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3077 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3114 the Every Child Deserves a Family Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3157 the Working Families Tax Relief Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3170 the Safe Cribs Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3222 the No Federal Funds for Public Charge Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3272 the Services for Ending Long-Term Homelessness Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3366 the No Shame at School Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3378 the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2019.

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3590 the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3799 the Reuniting Families Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4019 the Smoke-Free Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4220 the Chronic Absenteeism Reduction in Every School (CARES) Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4280 the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4300 the Fostering Stable Housing Opportunities Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.4674 the College Affordability Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.5 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5004 the Schedules That Work Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5041 the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.511 the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5185 the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5271 the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.532 the Alternatives to Detention Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5349 the Protect SNAP Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.541 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.582 the Raise the Wage Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.584 the Incentivizing Medicaid Expansion Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.6 the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.656 the DREAMers, Immigrants, and Refugees (DIRe) Legal Aid Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.686 the Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.717 the Raise the Age Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.727 the Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act of 2019.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.804 the Transition-to-Success Mentoring Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.852 the Get the Lead Out of Schools Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.865 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored H.R.869 the Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act.

  • co-sponsored H.R.939 the SECURE Firearm Storage Act.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.95 the Homeless Veteran Families Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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