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#18 – Stephen Cohen

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Steve Cohen in a Democratic politician who currently serves in the US House of Representatives for Tennesee’s 9th Congressional district. He has held this position since 2007.

 

Cohen is Tennesse’s first Jewish congressman.1https://web.archive.org/web/20090605002607/http://jta.org/news/article/2008/08/08/109849/tinkerobama

 

Cohen has a highly progressive platform. He supports a ban on the “gun show loophole” and other firearm restrictions. 2https://www.ontheissues.org/house/Steve_Cohen.htm He signed a letter, along with 79 other representatives, to President Barack Obama in which they encouraged him to ban the importation of “military-style semiautomatic firearms”.3https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/9/obama-urged-enforce-ban-import-military-style-fire/ He has opposed any cuts to healthcare funding, as he believes it is a fundamental human right.4https://web.archive.org/web/20061119141126/http://www.cohenforcongress.com/issues-health.html He also has supported numerous efforts to legalize the smoking of marijuana.5https://norml.org/news/2011/06/23/members-of-congress-introduce-first-federal-measure-since-1937-to-legalize-the-adult-use-of-marijuana-bipartisan-coalition-backs-the-ending-federal-marijuana-prohibition-act-of-2011