Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

Press Releases

August 14, 2019 Press Release
Announces sponsorship of Climate Emergency Resolution and calls for comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to address climate change and sponsorship of package of legislation to support this goal, including bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his strong support of the Climate Emergency Resolution (H. Res. 52) which calls for a comprehensive, large-scale approach to address climate change. To support the goals outlined in this resolution, Rep.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) --

“There are no words to adequately convey the anguish our nation feels following this weekend of horrific violence. Our hearts break for El Paso, for Dayton, and for every community, person, and family that has been touched by the never-ending string of gun violence that terrorizes our streets day after day.

August 1, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has passed both chambers of Congress and will now be sent to the President for his approval.

July 29, 2019 Press Release
Grant will support critical safety renovations

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $5.8 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding has been awarded to the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding will support critical safety renovations such as new airfield guidance signs, enhanced runway lighting, and runway rehabilitation.

July 27, 2019 Press Release
Co-sponsors legislation withholding federal funding from 2026 Men’s World Cup until women receive equal pay they deserve

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the introduction of legislation he co-sponsors to fight for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). The GOALS (Give Our Athletes Level Salaries) Act would block federal funding from the 2026 Men’s World Cup – jointly-hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada – until the U.S.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) --

“President Trump’s decision to end Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for three million people demonstrates an utter disregard for the needs of everyday Americans. Local providers estimate this action could impact upwards of 10,000 children, seniors, and families in Monroe County who rely on SNAP for food security.

July 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) -- “I join all of Rochester in mourning the loss of Paul Haney, a former County Legislator, City Councilman, and longtime community leader who truly exemplified what it means to be a public servant. Paul dedicated his life to enthusiastically serving his neighbors and was always the first to lend a hand to anyone in need.

July 18, 2019 Press Release
First increase in a decade will support hardworking families and lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. The legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Morelle, will gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, providing much-needed relief for hourly workers whose wages have failed to keep up with the pace of inflation.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Co-sponsors resolution decrying President Trump’s comments telling Members of Congress to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came”

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass a resolution condemning the racist comments made recently by President Trump via Twitter directed at Members of Congress. Rep. Morelle is a co-sponsor of the resolution.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle prevents millions of Americans, including over 1,200 New Yorkers, from losing their pensions

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass the Butch Lewis Act, protecting the pensions of millions of retirees across America. The legislation, which Rep.