Press Releases

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
Funding will provide homeless veterans access to beds and provide stability to pursue gainful employment

(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
Co-sponsors legislation to safeguard Social Security for years to come, benefiting over 150,000 beneficiaries in the 25th Congressional District

(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
Urges action to remedy delays that are preventing schools from obtaining technology like Chromebooks ahead of new school year

(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.

August 17, 2020 Press Release
Prepares to travel back to Washington later this week to vote on critical legislation to protect our democracy

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his co-sponsorship of legislation to reverse the troubling new changes recently implemented by the new Postmaster General, at the direction of President Trump, that have adversely affected service.

August 11, 2020 Press Release
Grant awarded to University of Rochester will build upon East High partnership to bolster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs for historically marginalized students

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that the University of Rochester has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will utilize findings from the University’s partnership with East High to further expand STEM participation, particularly for vulnerable and economically marginalized students.

August 6, 2020 Press Release
CARES Act Funding Will Help Offset the Region’s Public Transit Costs Incurred Due To Loss In Ridership During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Rochester, NY) – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Joe Morelle today announced $9.2 million in federal funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA).

August 5, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) –Today, Congressman Joe Morelle condemned the recent announcement that the United States Census Bureau, at the direction of the Trump Administration, would be ending the Census count September 30th, a full month sooner than planned.