Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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October 18, 2019 Press Release
New U.S. Department of Agriculture analysis shows nearly 1 million children would lose automatic access to free school meals. Impact of proposed Trump Administration rule change is twice as devastating as previously reported

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and Foodlink reiterated their strong opposition to the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) following an alarming new analysis by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

October 16, 2019 Press Release
College Affordability Act tackles the rising cost of college, eases the burden of student debt, and makes higher education more affordable

(Washington, DC) – This week, the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor introduced legislation to make higher education more affordable for everyday students. The legislation is co-sponsored by Congressman Morelle who also serves as a member of the Committee on Education and Labor.

October 11, 2019 Press Release
Proposal would use savings from Medicare drug negotiations to lower drug premiums and copays

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, Congressmen Joe Morelle (NY-25), Max Rose (NY-11), and Marc Veasey (TX-33) introduced legislation that would use savings from Medicare prescription drug negotiations to lower Medicare Part D costs for low-income seniors.

October 4, 2019 Press Release
‘Lower Drug Costs Now Act’ provides relief for seniors and low-income Americans who struggle to afford the skyrocketing cost of life-saving medication

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced legislation to address and reverse the skyrocketing cost of prescription drug costs in America. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), which Rep. Morelle co-sponsors, would help ensure life-saving medication is accessible and affordable for all people, especially seniors and those with low or fixed incomes.

October 2, 2019 Press Release
Grant awarded to Monroe Community College will help students, graduates, and apprentices prepare for high-demand jobs in the optics field. 98% of Upstate NY skilled optics technician jobs currently unfilled

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that Monroe Community College (MCC) has been awarded a $4.4 million grant by the Office of Naval Research for their Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics (DEEP OPS).

September 24, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement:

September 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to commence an investigation into the ongoing financial and operational troubles of the Rochester City School District (RCSD).  

September 19, 2019 Press Release

“The House of Representatives has made our priorities clear: we are working every day to improve access to healthcare, create economic opportunity, and support hardworking families across our nation. That is why today, we took action to avoid a government shutdown by extending federal spending through November 21st—providing the certainty and stability the American people deserve.

September 18, 2019 Press Release
Grant made available through Violence Against Women Act; underscores importance of reauthorization that is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $600,000 in funding has been awarded to The Legal Aid Society of Rochester to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding is made available through the Violence Against Women Act.

September 17, 2019 Press Release
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle reauthorizes the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth Adults through 2023

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and his colleagues in the House passed legislation to reauthorize the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth Adults (HKNC) through 2023. The legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle, would help provide essential resources and training to support the deaf-blind population nationwide.