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October 29, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Morelle highlighted the work his office has been doing to help reunite families of wartime heroes and ensure bureaucratic red tape does not cause infant children awaiting Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to be separated from their families.

October 20, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to address and explain their mishandling of the disbursement of economic impact payments as directed in the federal CARES Act. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig, Rep.

October 14, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to address the harmful, last-minute changes his office has made to the Farmers to Families Food Box (FFFB) program that will make it more difficult for vulnerable Americans to receive food assistance.

September 22, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his co-sponsorship of the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) Agenda. This comprehensive resolution outlines the bold actions and investments that are necessary to move our nation forward and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 18, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Representatives Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Lori Trahan (MA-03), both members of the House Education and Labor Committee, introduced legislation to provide workers with more opportunities to enroll in valuable apprenticeship programs.

September 1, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) –Today, Congressman Morelle announced that the Veterans Outreach Center has been awarded a federal grant to combat veteran homelessness in our community. The VOC is among 425 other awardees nationwide to receive a share in the full $279 million package disbursed by the Department of Veteran Affairs.

August 27, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) –Today, Congressman Morelle condemned President Trump’s reckless payroll tax scam, which would effectively gut Social Security by 2023. Rep. Morelle sent a letter to the President to raise serious concerns about the move, and co-sponsors legislation to protect the long-term vitality of Social Security through the year 2100 and beyond. 

August 22, 2020 Press Release

(Washington DC) – Today, Congressman Morelle voted to pass the Delivering for America Act, a critical piece of legislation he cosponsored that prohibits the United States Postal Service (USPS) from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. 

August 21, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the United States Department of Commerce to address the significant delays in obtaining technology like Chromebooks and Tablets that are preventing school districts from adequately preparing for remote and distance learning.

August 19, 2020 Press Release
  • Recent reports in Democrat and Chronicle, New York Times underscore importance of securing funding for Monroe County and the City of Rochester.

  • Morelle-sponsored legislation would provide immediate relief, protect critical community programs, services, and jobs.