Press Releases

April 20, 2021 Press Release
Federal Trade Commission estimates over $406 million lost to fraud during the pandemic

April 20, 2021 (Washington, DC)—Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the passage of critical legislation aimed at protecting older Americans from scams and other fraudulent tactics.

April 15, 2021 Press Release
Closing the pay gap is a particular imperative during the pandemic and economic crisis, which have worsened economic disparities

April 15, 2021 (Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle took action to ensure equal pay for equal work for all Americans by passing H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Rep. Morelle is an original co-sponsor of the legislation.

April 14, 2021 Press Release
Grant will support DeafTEC Ready pilot program to equip deaf and hard-of-hearing students with skills to succeed in the workforce

April 14, 2021 (Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $470,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). RIT is the home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), the first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the world.

April 13, 2021 Press Release
Details opportunities for thousands of dollars in additional monetary support for individuals, available through the American Rescue Plan

April 13, 2021 (Washington, D.C.) — Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that New Yorkers can now receive additional financial assistance through programs included in the American Rescue Plan. Recently passed into law, this package includes several measures to aid in economic recovery for individuals and families across our community.

April 7, 2021 Press Release
Funding will be used to support software startups in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region and engage student talent from local universities

April 7, 2021 (Rochester, NY) –Today, Congressman Joe Morelle, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that NextCorps has been awarded a grant through the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Scaling Pandemic Resilience Through Innovation and Technology (SPRINT) Challenge.

April 6, 2021 Press Release
Morelle reintroduces HOPE Act to break down barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the benefits and resources they need, especially during COVID-19 crisis

April 6, 2021 (Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle reintroduced and reiterated the need for comprehensive legislation to help low-income individuals and families more easily access the benefits and social services they rely on. The HOPE Act, which Rep.

March 30, 2021 Press Release
Co-sponsors Healthy Families Act, helps fight COVID-19 pandemic by providing workers with flexibility to stay home when sick without fear of losing a paycheck

March 30, 2021 (Rochester, NY) — Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his co-sponsorship of legislation to ensure all workers across America have paid sick days. The Healthy Families Act creates a national standard that would allow workers in businesses with 15 or more employees to earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days each year.

March 25, 2021 Press Release
Funding allocated as part of American Rescue Plan will help expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing, and treatment for underserved communities in Monroe County

March 25, 2021 (Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced nearly $25 million in funding for local community health centers to help ensure COVID-19 vaccinations reach every community. The funding, allocated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of the American Rescue Plan, will support Anthony L.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), implementing critical protections and support to combat domestic violence and sexual assault. Rep. Morelle is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan legislation.

March 17, 2021 Press Release
Passes legislation to enshrine Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution and empower women with critical legal protections against discrimination

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted in support of H.J. Res. 17, which would remove the arbitrary expiration date that has prevented the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment into the Constitution. Congressman Morelle co-sponsors the resolution which would enshrine critical rights and protections for women everywhere.