Press Releases

August 22, 2020 Press Release

(Washington DC) – Today, Congressman Morelle voted to pass the Delivering for America Act, a critical piece of legislation he cosponsored that prohibits the United States Postal Service (USPS) from implementing any changes to operations or level of service it had in place on January 1, 2020. 

August 21, 2020 Press Release
Urges action to remedy delays that are preventing schools from obtaining technology like Chromebooks ahead of new school year

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the United States Department of Commerce to address the significant delays in obtaining technology like Chromebooks and Tablets that are preventing school districts from adequately preparing for remote and distance learning.

August 19, 2020 Press Release
  • Recent reports in Democrat and Chronicle, New York Times underscore importance of securing funding for Monroe County and the City of Rochester.

  • Morelle-sponsored legislation would provide immediate relief, protect critical community programs, services, and jobs.

August 17, 2020 Press Release
Prepares to travel back to Washington later this week to vote on critical legislation to protect our democracy

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his co-sponsorship of legislation to reverse the troubling new changes recently implemented by the new Postmaster General, at the direction of President Trump, that have adversely affected service.

August 11, 2020 Press Release
Grant awarded to University of Rochester will build upon East High partnership to bolster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs for historically marginalized students

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that the University of Rochester has been awarded a $2.5 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will utilize findings from the University’s partnership with East High to further expand STEM participation, particularly for vulnerable and economically marginalized students.

August 6, 2020 Press Release
CARES Act Funding Will Help Offset the Region’s Public Transit Costs Incurred Due To Loss In Ridership During COVID-19 Pandemic

(Rochester, NY) – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Joe Morelle today announced $9.2 million in federal funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA).

August 5, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) –Today, Congressman Joe Morelle condemned the recent announcement that the United States Census Bureau, at the direction of the Trump Administration, would be ending the Census count September 30th, a full month sooner than planned. 

August 4, 2020 Press Release
After hearing from constituents, Morelle demands answers on changes to USPS that have negatively impacted delivery standards across the community

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on the Postmaster General to address the significant delays in service being reported across the community. This comes after several constituents reached out to Rep. Morelle’s office to share their concerns about recent United States Postal Service (USPS) issues.

July 31, 2020 Press Release
Package includes critical investments in public health, education, clean energy, and more Morelle amendment to support University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics included in legislation

(Washington, DC) - Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass the second Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations package, H.R. 7617. This package includes six spending bills: Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Service and General Government, Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.

July 31, 2020 Press Release
The Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act provides free school meals for all students through the 2020-2021 school year

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his sponsorship of legislation to ensure that all children across our country will have access to free school meals during the 2020-2021 school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely limited children’s access to free and reduced school meals, which has only been elevated with so much uncertainty going into the new school year.