Congressman Answers Student, Constituent Questions
Mar 30, 2012
On Friday, March 23, the Memphis Campus welcomed Congressman Steve Cohen, who represents Tennessee’s 9th District and about 75% of the campus’s student body.
Students and their instructors gathered in the campus’s library to meet with the congressman and learn about the current political climate in Tennessee. This also gave Rep. Cohen an opportunity to talk to the students and learn more about National College and its impact on the community.
During his visit, students took the opportunity to ask the congressman questions that affect them as Tennessee residents. Questions came up regarding the state’s self-defense laws, vehicle inspection requirements, and the economy. Rep. Cohen explained that Congress was passing a portion of President Obama’s Jobs Bill that would cut taxes for individuals and businesses and offer extended relief to unemployed Americans. He also assured the audience that the economy is improving as the state’s unemployment rate has fallen. He said he is working with the city’s mayor on bringing jobs and businesses to the area.
One of the last questions that Rep. Cohen addressed was about college credits transferring to all schools. He explained that transfer credits were managed by the state and accrediting organizations on higher education.
National College appreciates that Rep. Cohen took time from his schedule to visit the campus. Regular visits by elected officials are an important element in support of the College’s mission to produce educated citizens, and are frequently featured in the National News