US House, TN-09

Steve Cohen


  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned 97% lifetime score on LCV's National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
  • Holding this seat in Tennessee will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

Candidate Background

Representative Steve Cohen is running for his 10th term representing Tennessee’s 9th congressional district.  He has been a strong environmental advocate, actively opposing the Keystone XL Pipeline and advocating for renewable energy investments. He has consistently supported comprehensive climate action and introduced the 10 Million Solar Roofs Act of 2010 to dramatically increase the country's investment in residential solar technologies. Cohen has also cosponsored the FRAC Act, which would repeal the harmful exemption for hydraulic fracturing in the Safe Drinking Water Act. Cohen has been a public servant for decades.Prior to his time in Congress, he served as a Shelby County Commissioner and spent 24 years in the Tennessee State Senate. Cohen co-sponsored the Climate Solutions Act of 2015 and the Saving America’s Pollinators Act of 2015. Cohen has been a champion for environmental issues for over a decade. Cohen is an active member of the Sustainable Energy & Environment Caucus (SEEC) and has earned an excellent 97% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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