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September 3, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Foodlink, The Children’s Agenda, members of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), and community stakeholders announced their strong opposition to the President’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and submitted public comment outlining their concerns.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has been signed into law by the President.

August 14, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his strong support of the Climate Emergency Resolution (H. Res. 52) which calls for a comprehensive, large-scale approach to address climate change. To support the goals outlined in this resolution, Rep.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) --

“There are no words to adequately convey the anguish our nation feels following this weekend of horrific violence. Our hearts break for El Paso, for Dayton, and for every community, person, and family that has been touched by the never-ending string of gun violence that terrorizes our streets day after day.

August 1, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has passed both chambers of Congress and will now be sent to the President for his approval.

July 29, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $5.8 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding has been awarded to the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding will support critical safety renovations such as new airfield guidance signs, enhanced runway lighting, and runway rehabilitation.

July 27, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the introduction of legislation he co-sponsors to fight for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). The GOALS (Give Our Athletes Level Salaries) Act would block federal funding from the 2026 Men’s World Cup – jointly-hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada – until the U.S.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) --

“President Trump’s decision to end Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for three million people demonstrates an utter disregard for the needs of everyday Americans. Local providers estimate this action could impact upwards of 10,000 children, seniors, and families in Monroe County who rely on SNAP for food security.

July 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) -- “I join all of Rochester in mourning the loss of Paul Haney, a former County Legislator, City Councilman, and longtime community leader who truly exemplified what it means to be a public servant. Paul dedicated his life to enthusiastically serving his neighbors and was always the first to lend a hand to anyone in need.

July 18, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. The legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Morelle, will gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, providing much-needed relief for hourly workers whose wages have failed to keep up with the pace of inflation.

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