Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

Press Releases

March 29, 2020 Press Release
Largest stimulus package in American history provides immediate relief for individuals and families, supports small businesses, and bolsters national economy

March 27, 2020 (Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact a third relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The $2 trillion investment represents the largest stimulus bill in American history and will provide direct payments to individuals, support for small businesses, aid for healthcare systems, and more.

March 14, 2020 Press Release
Comprehensive legislation ensures paid sick leave, establishes free testing, expands food assistance programs, and provides important benefits to children and families

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to bolster federal response to the coronavirus outbreak and address its severe impacts on American families.

March 10, 2020 Press Release
In light of Coronavirus public health crisis, Morelle co-sponsors legislation to ensure workers can stay home if they are sick without fear of losing a paycheck

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, in light of the risk posed by Coronavirus, Congressman Joe Morelle co-sponsored comprehensive legislation to ensure all workers across America have paid sick days, effective immediately.

March 4, 2020 Press Release
Votes for comprehensive $8.3 billion emergency supplemental appropriations bill to ensure communities have the resources necessary to respond to coronavirus

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted for a comprehensive $8.3 billion supplemental appropriations bill to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. This emergency funding includes support for vaccine development, aid for state and local governments and health agencies, and assistance for affected small businesses.

March 3, 2020 Press Release
Grant awarded to PathStone, NeighborWorks® Community Partners will support efforts to develop and preserve affordable housing, revitalize and sustain neighborhoods, and create jobs.

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $830,000 in funding has been awarded to local organizations to support affordable housing initiatives in Rochester.

March 2, 2020 Press Release

Today, Congressman Joe Morelle joined children and families throughout the country in celebrating Read Across America Day.

February 18, 2020 Press Release
Sends letter to Commissioner Saul, Inspector General Ennis detailing significant challenges repeatedly faced by constituents leading to economic, emotional hardship

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to address deficiencies in customer service that have led to significant economic and emotional hardship for residents of Monroe County and across the nation. In addition, Rep.

February 13, 2020 Press Release
Gender Equality in Tech Cities Initiative seeks to promote gender equity by investing in cities working to elevate women in technology

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle sent the attached letter urging Melinda Gates to select Rochester, New York as the next Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities investment. Recently, Ms. Gates announced that Pivotal Ventures would select three U.S. cities to receive $50 million in an initiative to elevate women in technology.


February 13, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) - Congressman Joe Morelle joined Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Congressman John Katko in calling on the International Join Commission to maintain outflows above the recommendations of Plan 2014 until at least April 15, 2020.

February 10, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request.

“A budget is a statement of priorities – and it’s clear from his proposed budget that this President simply does not understand or prioritize the needs of everyday families.