Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen


CongressTN09 Memphis;Judiciary&Transportation;Civil Rights&Liberties;Impeach45; Women&Minority Issues;Med. Research;Animal Welfare;Father of TN Ed. Lottery; Dem

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For a closer look at the INVEST in America Act, see my full statement. ⬇️

Just unbelievable that everyday Americans pay honest taxes on wages while the wealthiest 0.001% skirt taxes on their skyrocketing fortunes. It’s time billionaires pay their fair share.

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Richest billionaires' true tax rate: 3.4% Median wage earner's tax rate: 19% “It turns out billionaires don’t have to evade taxes exotically and illicitly — they can avoid them routinely and legally.” - @ProPublica- 

It’s been decades since the last transformational infrastructure bill and as a result we've fallen behind. The Memphis bridge closure is a canary in the coal mine but others lie in disrepair. We must pass this bill to repair our infrastructure, build for the future & create jobs.

Proud the #INVESTAct  includes funds for Memphis as well as bills I authored involving interstate rail compacts, complete streets, school bus safety, impaired driving, underride guards, Amtrak dining car service and the renaming of the Selma-to-Montgomery highway after John Lewis.

It’s 5 est and House Transportation Committee is still doing it’s annual, ‘They Shoot Horses Don’t They’ committee meeting.Need sleep!

After years of community organizing, the Keystone Pipeline's finally defeated. I joined activists & allies at rallies, held the first hearing on this issue and was strongly opposed for over a decade. This is the power of the people and a triumph for environmental justice. #NoKXL 

Going after the January 6 rioters is like going after Al Capone’s foot soldiers without going after the big boss who incited the riot. I urged FBI Director Wray to investigate Mr. Big, the instigator of the attack.

The #INVESTAct  we passed out of committee will lay the foundation for Biden’s American Jobs Plan. I’m proud to have authored many of its provisions and to deliver for my community.

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This measure calls upon @HouseJudDems  to open an inquiry into AG Barr under the same House rules applied during the #ImpeachmentInquiryinto  President Trump last year. Congress is a co-equal branch of government and must hold #BillBarraccountable .

Today, I introduced #HRes1032 , which would authorize an impeachment inquiry into Attorney General Barr. He has politicized the DOJ, undermined the rule of law, abused his power, obstructed justice & violated the first amendment. He is not fit to be Attorney General. #ImpeachBarr 

The media frames voter suppression as another partisan conflict. It’s actually an attack on democracy waged by those who fear losing power when the American ppl's voices are heard. A representative & responsive government requires all eligible voters have access to the ballot box

I’m urging President Biden to rescind fast-track approval for the #ByhaliaPipeline . The pipeline will cut through mostly Black neighborhoods in south #Memphis  and could pose a serious threat to Memphians’ drinking water & property rights. It’s a matter of #EnvironmentalJustice .

#TrumpPressConference  says no administration had such problems getting appointments approved. Amnesia! #MitchMcConnell  didn’t give #BarackObama  a vote on ANY judge for 14 months. Remember #merrickgarland  ? #TrumpPressBriefing  #TrumpLies 

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