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Democrat from Tennessee

Born May 24, 1949 in Memphis, Tenn. In the House since 2006, he's a regional whip for the Democrats. In August of 2008, he was instrumental in passing H.Res.194, a House resolution apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African Americans. A fourth-generation Memphian, he got his start as a Shelby County Commissioner, and served in the Tennessee state Senate for 24 years, where he became known throughout the state as the “Father of the Tennessee Lottery.”  

Recent statements involving Steve Cohen

Says Delta Air Lines has "once again broken a promise they made to me and to the people of Memphis."

Says that "when Congressman (Steve) Cohen took office in 2007, the unemployment rate was at 4.8 percent. The unemployment rate in Shelby County has reached 9.7 percent."

The United States is no longer "top nation in the globe on infrastructure," having fallen to 15th.

"The Republicans have never done anything really to balance the budget."

"The fact is, in the past year we have had more tax cuts than almost any time in our nation's history."

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