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Steve Cohen
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U.S. House, Tennessee, District 9
Incumbent
In office
2007-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorHarold Ford, Jr. (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.35 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$3,970,242
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Senator, Tennessee State Senate
1982-2006
Shelby County Commissioner
1978-1980
Education
Bachelor'sVanderbilt University, 1971
J.D.University of Memphis School Of Law, 1973
Personal
BirthdayMay 24, 1949
Place of birthMemphis, TN
Net worth$4,303,561.50
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website

Steve Cohen (b. May 24, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee) is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Tennessee, representing the 9th Congressional District. He was first elected in 2006.

Cohen is running for re-election in 2014. He defeated Ricky Wilkins and Isaac Richmond in the Democratic primary. Cohen will face Charlotte Bergmann, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and independent candidates Floyd Alberson, Paul Cook and Herbert Bass in the general election.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Cohen is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Cohen earned a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt and a J.D. from University of Memphis School of Law.[2] Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Cohen was a member of the Tennessee State Senate.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Cohen's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1971: Graduated from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1973: Graduated from Memphis State University
  • 1977: Vice-President, Tennessee State Constitutional Convention
  • 1978-1980: Served as Shelby County Commissioner
  • 1982-2006: Served as a member of the Tennessee State Senate
  • 2007-Present: U.S. Representative from Tennessee

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Cohen serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Cohen served on the following committees:

House Judiciary Committee

Cohen was first appointed to the House Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into Congress in January 2007.[5] The congressman was elected in 2009 as chairman on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.[3] Cohen also served on the House Judiciary Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.[3]

Cohen also served on the Task Force on Judicial Impeachment, which is responsible for considering impeachment of federal judges.[6]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Cohen's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Cohen voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[9]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Cohen voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[9]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Yea3.png Cohen voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Cohen voted in opposition of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[10] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

2014 Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Cohen voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Cohen joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

2013 Farm bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Nay3.png Cohen opposed the July 11, 2013 Farm Bill. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[17] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[18]

King Amendment

Cohen signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[19] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[20]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[21] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[22] Cohen voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[23]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[24] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Cohen voted for HR 2775.[25]

Immigration


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Cohen voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[26] The vote largely followed party lines.[27]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Nay3.png Cohen has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[28]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Cohen voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Cohen voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Cohen's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Cohen is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Cohen received a score of 67 percent on social issues and 12 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Unknown
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Strongly Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Strongly Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[33][34] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Cohen was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[33][34]

Obamacare

Although Cohen is eligible for coverage under Obamacare and his staff uses the coverage, Cohen receives his healthcare through the Tennessee State Government Employee Program. He has been criticized for this because he is an ardent supporter of Obamacare, yet he has chosen not to be covered by the program.[35]

Gun control

Cohen came under fire for a political cartoon he tweeted following the Navy Yard shootings in September 2013. The cartoon suggested the NRA was at fault for the shootings. Cohen spoke to MSNBC about the backlash he received saying, "They are hardcore Republicans. This I think means more to them than — I think their guns are right there next to their Bibles. I’m not sure which they find more important to them."[36]


Cohen, Gun control.

Government shutdown

Cohen opposed the government shutdown and issued the following statement:

"If the Republican Conference continues to be held captive by Tea Party extremists and refuses to work with Democrats on a common-sense compromise, the government could shut down completely. Republicans should not hold the federal government, America’s credit rating, Social Security checks, or veterans' benefits hostage to unrealistic demands like defunding the President’s health care reform law."[37]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Cohen is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 9th District. Cohen defeated Ricky Wilkins and Isaac Richmond in the Democratic primary. Cohen will face Charlotte Bergmann, who ran unopposed in the Republican primary, and independent candidates Floyd Alberson, Paul Cook and Herbert Bass in the general election.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohen Incumbent 66.2% 45,366
Ricky Wilkins 32.5% 22,311
Isaac Richmond 1.3% 872
Total Votes 68,549
Source: Results via Associated Press

Endorsements

Cohen has been endorsed by the following:

2012

See also: Tennessee's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Cohen ran for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Tennessee's 9th District. Cohen defeated Tomeka Hart in the August 2 Democratic primary. He defeated George Flinn Jr. (R), Gregory Joiner (I) and Brian Saulsberry (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[39]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 9 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohen Incumbent 75.1% 188,422
     Republican George Flinn Jr. 23.8% 59,742
     Independent Gregory Joiner 0.5% 1,372
     Independent Brian Saulsberry 0.6% 1,448
Total Votes 250,984
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Tennessee's 9th Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohen Incumbent 89.3% 49,585
Tomeka Hart 10.7% 5,944
Total Votes 55,529

Endorsements

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Cohen attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cohen's reports.[44]

Steve Cohen (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[45]April 15, 2013$800,407.20$25,334.35$(25,846.02)$799,895.53
July Quarterly[46]July 15, 2013$799,895.53$66,350.00$(70,205.09)$796,040.44
October Quarterly[47]October 15, 2013$796,040.44$59,125.00$(17,731.97)$837,433.47
Year-End[48]January 31, 2014$837,433$73,989$(22,694)$888,020
April Quarterly[49]April 15, 2014$888,020.49$90,075.00$(34,945.74)$943,149.75
Running totals
$314,873.35$(171,422.82)

Comprehensive donor information for Cohen is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Cohen raised a total of $3,970,242 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 2, 2013.[50]

Steve Cohen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Tennessee, District 9) Won $831,885
2010 US House (Tennessee, District 9) Won $1,151,408
2008 US House (Tennessee, District 9) Won $1,238,073
2006 US House (Tennessee, District 9) Won $748,876
Grand Total Raised $3,970,242

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2012


Cohen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cohen's campaign committee raised a total of $831,886 and spent $820,327.[51]

Cost per vote

Cohen spent $4.35 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Cohen won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Cohen's campaign committee raised a total of $1,151,408 and spent $843,236.[52]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Cohen's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,216,123 to $6,391,000. That averages to $4,303,561.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Cohen ranked as the 84th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2006 and 2012, Cohen‘s calculated net worth[54] increased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[55]

Steve Cohen Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2006$3,298,172
2012$4,303,561
Growth from 2006 to 2012:30%
Average annual growth:5%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Cohen received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Tennessee's 9th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance , according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.[58]

From 1995-2014, 24.91 percent of Cohen's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[59]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Steve Cohen Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $4,773,074
Total Spent $3,933,198
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$339,571
Retired$243,350
Real Estate$242,461
Health Professionals$196,150
Industrial Unions$167,500
% total in top industry7.11%
% total in top two industries12.21%
% total in top five industries24.91%

Analysis

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

Cohen most often votes with:

Cohen least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Cohen is a "far-left Democratic leader," as of July 30, 2014.[61] This was the same rating Cohen received in June 2013.[62]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Cohen missed 158 of 6,241 roll call votes from January 2007 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.5 percent, which is the same as the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[63]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Cohen paid his congressional staff a total of $1,061,645 in 2011. Overall, Tennessee ranked 39th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[64]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Cohen was one of six who ranked 8th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[65]

2012

Cohen ranked 53rd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[66]

2011

Cohen ranked 45th in the liberal rankings in 2011.[67]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Cohen voted with the Democratic Party 93.7 percent of the time, which ranked 84th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[68]

2013

Cohen voted with the Democratic Party 94.7 percent of the time, which ranked 107th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[69]

Personal

Cohen is single. Reports had surfaced in 2013, following tweets Cohen made to a 24-year-old woman, that Cohen had fathered a child. A DNA test later proved that Cohen had not fathered the young woman; however, Cohen said, "I was stunned and dismayed at the results. I still love Victoria, hold dear the time I have shared with her and hope to continue to be part of her life."[70]

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See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harold Ford, Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives - Tennessee District 9
2007–present
Succeeded by
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