US House Democrats in Tennessee to hear about voting rights
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats from the U.S. House Judiciary Committee are hearing from experts about barriers to voting caused by alleged racial discrimination.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. House members have passed a bill expanding horse soring regulations at Tennessee Walking Horse shows.
Rep. Steve Cohen said Thursday the House voted 333- 96 in...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas attorney Steve Cohen has been appointed to the formerly vacant seat on the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak says Cohen brings a wealth of...
NEW MARKET, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is asking for a federal investigation of a fire that destroyed the main office at a Tennessee center that played a prominent role in the civil rights...
Tennessee Valley Authority defends coal ash cleanup actions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority this week defended its relationship with a contractor accused of subverting safety precautions and sickening workers during the cleanup of a...
Congressmen press utility for answers on coal ash cleanup
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Tennessee congressmen wrote a letter to the head of the Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday, seeking answers to questions about the cleanup of a massive coal ash spill.
The Latest: Whitaker won’t answer ‘witch hunt’ question
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appearance before a House committee (all times local):
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has declined to answer a question about whether special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is a "witch hunt."
TV station backs off accusation that CNN played politics
NEW YORK (AP) — An executive at a San Diego television station that accused CNN of rejecting an appearance by one of its reporters for political reasons conceded Friday he didn't really know why the network turned him down.
Tennessee Democrat to oppose Nancy Pelosi as speaker
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper says he will once again oppose Nancy Pelosi as the next House speaker in light of the Democrats gearing up to take the chamber in January.
The Tennessee Democrat announced his decision on Thursday but did not say whom he would back instead. Cooper says now is the time to elect new leadership in a time when the "largest, most diverse groups of new Democratic members" were elected to Congress.
Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen wins again to represent Memphis, Tennessee, in the U.S. House.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Steve Cohen wins again to represent Memphis, Tennessee, in the U.S. House. .
Incumbent Steve Cohen wins the Democratic primary in Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Incumbent Steve Cohen wins the Democratic primary in Tennessee's 9th Congressional District.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is praising the U.S. Department of Transportation's decision to grant $71 million to Memphis, Tennessee, for repairs to an important commercial road.
Cohen said the Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grant will go toward improvements to the Lamar Avenue intermodal freight corridor. Lamar Avenue cuts through Memphis as it connects highways, airports, maritime ports and rail.
Tennessee senators honor Memphis sanitation workers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two Republican U.S. Senators from Tennessee have introduced a resolution honoring the 50th anniversary of the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to Memphis.
Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker were joined by Democrats Ben Cardin of Maryland and Doug Jones of Alabama when they introduced the resolution on Tuesday in the Senate.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is the first member of Minnesota’s congressional delegation to call for President Trump’s impeachment.
Lone Pine Capital led the world’s largest hedge funds for net investment gains last year, according to a new study that estimated the Greenwich firm making $5 billion under founder Steve Mandel.
LCH Investments ranks the 20 largest hedge funds in the world annually for profits, with Lone Pine ranked 15th on the list according to assets under management with $15.9 billion.
Scene…Music mogul and Greenwich resident Tommy Mottola and his wife, Latin superstar Thalia were seen having dinner at Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse in Greenwich last week with hedge fund mogul and Greenwich resident Steve Cohen (SAC Capital Advisors) and his wife Alexandra.Out there…Carols by Candlelight at Christ Church, 254 East Putnam Ave., takes place on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4:30 p.m. The concert will feature the Bell Choir, Choir of Men & Boys, St. Cecilia Choir of Girls and the Christ...
Star Parker: How Rep. Steve Cohen keeps his district poor
Last week, I testified before the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, on HR 490, also known as the Heartbeat Bill.
The bill, introduced by Iowa Republican congressman Steve King, prohibits abortion of an unborn child once the child's heartbeat is detectable.
I have been fighting for the last 30 years to protect the unborn, and I wholeheartedly gave my endorsement to this bill.
Grants would fund closer look at body cams
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, recently introduced the Police CAMERA (Creating Accountability by Making Effective Recording Available) Act of 2017.
This legislation would create a pilot grant program to assist state and local law enforcement develop safe and effective body-worn camera programs that also protect civilians’ privacy rights.
Tennessee city wins $1M federal grant to process rape kits
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee city will receive more than a million dollars in grant money from the U.S. Department of Justice to finish processing untested rape kits.
JPMorgan Chase to hire 3,000 at new global center in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — JPMorgan Chase, one of the world's largest banks, says it is opening a new global corporate center in Warsaw, Poland, that will hire more than 3,000 people in the next three years.
The move was announced Tuesday in Warsaw by Steve Cohen, JPMorgan Chase's managing director, and Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's deputy prime minister and development minister.
Tennessee congressman wants President Trump impeached
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic congressman from Tennessee says he plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump following his comments on the white supremacist rally in Virginia that turned violent.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen of Memphis said Thursday that the Republican president's statements about the clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, show he should be removed from office.
Congressman wants answers on toxins at TVA coal-fired plant
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is pressing the Tennessee Valley Authority and state regulators for more information about the discovery of excessive levels of arsenic and lead in groundwater under a coal-fired power plant.
Report: Stamford financier spends $165M for ‘Masterpiece’
Greenwich billionaire Steve Cohen reportedly has spent $165 million for “Masterpiece” by Roy Lichtenstein, among the 10 highest prices paid for a painting.
Cohen is Connecticut’s second richest resident with an estimated worth in excess of $11 billion running Point72 Asset Management in Stamford as a family office investing his fortune.
WSJ: Greenwich billionaire eyes biggest launch in U.S. history
Steve Cohen is aiming for his new hedge fund to manage $20 billion in assets, according to the Wall Street Journal, with Cohen eyeing a 2018 launch of the fund.
It would mark the first major fund under which Cohen would oversee the management of money from outside investors since the wind-down of his SAC Capital in Stamford, which paid $1.8 billion to settle a Department of Justice investigation of insider trading by former SAC traders. At its peak, SAC had $16 billion under management.
Tennessee congressman to skip Trump inauguration
Speaking at the Memphis church where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech, a Tennessee congressman said Monday that he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration in support of his colleague and civil rights icon John Lewis.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said it had been a "borderline" call for him on whether to attend Trump's swearing in Friday but what Trump "did to John Lewis, that was it."
Clayborn Temple in Memphis gets $400k grant for preservation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded Memphis a $400,000 grant for preservation of the historic Clayborn Temple, which served as the home base for the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to the city.
The grant was announced Thursday, along with funding for more than 35 other projects associated with the civil rights movement across the country.
Congressmen request hearing after deadly school bus crashes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three congressmen are requesting a hearing on school bus safety after deadly crashes in Maryland and Tennessee.
In Wednesday's letter, Democratic Maryland Congressmen Elijah Cummings, and Republican John Duncan and Democrat Steve Cohen of Tennessee requested the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing.
The letter cites a Nov. 22 crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that killed six schoolchildren and a Nov. 1 crash in Baltimore that killed six people.
The Latest: Cohen re-elected in Tennessee’s 9th District
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on elections in Tennessee (all times local):
Incumbent Democrat Steve Cohen has won re-election in Tennessee's 9th Congressional District, defeating Republican challenger Wayne Alberson.
Cohen was first elected in 2006. The district lies in Shelby County and includes the city of Memphis.
An election commission spokeswoman in Shelby County says vote totals have been delayed due to issues with absentee ballots and a memory card.
Incumbent Democrat Steve Cohen wins re-election in Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Incumbent Democrat Steve Cohen wins re-election in Tennessee's 9th Congressional District.
Kustoff wins GOP nomination in open Tennessee US House race
COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former U.S. attorney David Kustoff outpaced a crowded field of Republicans vying to be the party's nominee for an open west Tennessee congressional seat Thursday.
Meanwhile, incumbents Scott DesJarlais and Diane Black won the GOP nomination in the 4th and 6th districts, respectively. U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Phil Roe also won the Republican primaries in their congressional districts.