Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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January 23, 2020 Press Release
Announces sponsorship of package of legislation to create opportunity and help individuals and families reach self-sufficiency

(Rochester, NY) – Today, in recognition of January as National Poverty Awareness Month, Congressman Joe Morelle announced a package of legislation he has co-sponsored to uplift families in need and help create opportunity for all people to succeed.

January 17, 2020 Press Release
Funding will expand All Kids Thrive, strengthen support services for children in need

(Rochester, N.Y.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and local partners announced $1.5 million in funding has been awarded to the All Kids Thrive program to strengthen early childhood services. This funding is awarded over three years and made available through a $40 Million Preschool Development Birth Through Five grant from the U.S.

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Following Children’s Agenda report on childcare crisis in Monroe County, Rep. Morelle announces sponsorship of Childcare for Working Families Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Following a report this week from The Children’s Agenda outlining the extent of this childcare crisis in Monroe County, Rep. Joe Morelle announced his sponsorship of the Childcare for Working Families Act and recommitted to fighting for universal childcare for all families.

January 14, 2020 Press Release
Urges President Trump to approve major disaster declaration and provide resources to help families in Puerto Rico recover from devastating natural disasters

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Morelle is urging President Trump to provide federal assistance to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from last week’s devastating earthquakes.

January 10, 2020 Press Release
Legislation seeks to address exposure of cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS: harmful pollutant that contaminated drinking water in Hoosick Falls, NY

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to protect public health and the safety of our drinking water by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recognize and address the serious health risks posed by harmful Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS.

December 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle would fully restore the state and local tax deduction for 2020 and 2021

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted in support of bipartisan legislation to eliminate the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap and restore tax fairness for middle-class families.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

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

December 17, 2019 Press Release
Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations packages make bold investments in childhood education, infrastructure, workforce development, and more. Bipartisan spending bills avert shutdown and fully fund the government through 2020

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted in support of two robust, bipartisan Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations packages that invests in the future of America’s hardworking families. The packages, H.R. 1865 and H.R. 1158, comprise all 12 FY 2020 funding bills.

December 11, 2019 Press Release
In letter to House leadership, Rep. Morelle leads 43 bipartisan colleagues in push for an independent dispute resolution system

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging action to end the predatory practice of surprise billing that leaves patients with massive, unexpected charges after receiving emergency medical care. In the letter, Rep.

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