Press Releases

February 15, 2019 Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to fund a wall along the nation’s Southern border.

February 14, 2019 Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to the agreement reached between Congress and the President to prevent another government shutdown.

February 8, 2019 Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on acting Attorney General Whittaker to take immediate action to address the growing instances of gun store burglaries that allow legal firearms to flow into the black market and the hands of dangerous criminals.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
H.R. 840 provides childcare assistance to veterans receiving mental or physical healthcare services


 (Washington, DC) – Today, Rep. Morelle joined his colleagues in the House in voting to expand access to childcare services for veterans who face mental or intensive physical health struggles.

January 30, 2019 Press Release
Rebuild America’s Schools Act invests $100 Billion in public schools, will create more than 1.9 million good-paying jobs


(Washington, DC) – Today, the House of Representatives introduced legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Joe Morelle to invest $100 Billion in public schools across the country. The Rebuild America’s Schools Act will bolster the physical and digital infrastructure of schools and create 1.9 million jobs in the process.

January 30, 2019 Press Release
On average, women who work full-time, year-round, are paid only 80 cents for every dollar paid to men African American women earned only approximately 61 cents and Latinas only 53 cents for each dollar earned by a white male The Paycheck Fairness Act establishes best practices to combat wage inequality, eliminates loopholes


(Washington, DC) – Today, following the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Representative Joe Morelle joined House Democrats in reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to ensure equal pay for equal work for all Americans.

January 30, 2019 Press Release
Social Security 2100 Legislation would benefit over 150,000 beneficiaries in the 25th Congressional District


(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle joined colleagues in the House to introduce the Social Security 2100 Act, which he co-sponsors. The legislation will strengthen Social Security benefits and cut taxes for senior citizens.

January 29, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Morelle Chosen to Serve on Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education as well as Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions


January 28, 2019 Press Release
Trump’s Appeal of New York et al. v. Department of Commerce Threatens to Leave Immigrant Communities Undercounted, Underrepresented and Underfunded.


January 26, 2019 Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Every year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps nearly 26 million working Americans keep more of their hard-earned income. Following EITC Awareness Day on January 25, Congressman Joe Morelle encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of refundable tax credits and local programs around Rochester offering free tax help.