Press Releases

November 17, 2020 Press Release
Partners with Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Filemon Vela to improve educational outcomes for students

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced The Family Friendly Schools Act, legislation he introduced into the House of Representatives to examine how we can better align students’ schedules with that of their parent or guardian to improve educational and social outcomes, particularly for low-income families.

November 12, 2020 Press Release
Innovation Centers Acceleration Act launches national competition and $80 Billion investment in high-tech hubs across America. Rochester uniquely poised to capitalize, creating local jobs and supporting growth of regional economy if selected.

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the introduction of groundbreaking new legislation to drive economic recovery and build resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

November 10, 2020 Press Release
Ahead of Veterans Day, Rep. Morelle highlights action to combat veteran suicide

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that provisions he authored to assist veterans in crisis and combat veteran suicide have been signed into law as part of the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act.

October 29, 2020 Press Release
Continues efforts to prevent family separation by helping expedite Special Immigrant Visas for infant children

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Morelle highlighted the work his office has been doing to help reunite families of wartime heroes and ensure bureaucratic red tape does not cause infant children awaiting Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) to be separated from their families.

October 20, 2020 Press Release
Recurring errors have resulted in erroneously denied and delayed payments to families, including hundreds of NY-25 constituents

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to address and explain their mishandling of the disbursement of economic impact payments as directed in the federal CARES Act. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Rettig, Rep.

October 14, 2020 Press Release
Calls on USDA to address harmful changes to Farmers to Families Food Box program that will harm those who rely on assistance to feed their families

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to address the harmful, last-minute changes his office has made to the Farmers to Families Food Box (FFFB) program that will make it more difficult for vulnerable Americans to receive food assistance.

September 22, 2020 Press Release
Co-sponsors THRIVE Agenda: a bold, comprehensive plan to address climate change, create jobs, and dismantle structural injustices in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his co-sponsorship of the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) Agenda. This comprehensive resolution outlines the bold actions and investments that are necessary to move our nation forward and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.