Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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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.

December 6, 2019 Press Release
Passes Voting Rights Advancement Act to ensure every American’s voice is heard

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, to strengthen voting rights for all Americans and combat voter discrimination. The legislation, which Rep.

December 5, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture that the Trump Administration has finalized a new rule tightening restrictions on the eligibility of vulnerable adults for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

November 26, 2019 Press Release
Department of Transportation continues to delay implementation of accessibility standards, including requiring captions for in-flight entertainment

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to take action to ensure accessibility for deaf and hard-of-hearing passengers.

November 21, 2019 Press Release
Announces introduction of 100% Clean Economy Act laying out steps to achieve a national clean energy economy by 2050. Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle seeks to replace carbon-polluting energy with renewable, clean energy sources across all sectors of the economy

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the introduction of legislation to address the climate crisis and achieve a clean, sustainable economy. The 100% Clean Economy Act, which Rep. Morelle co-sponsors, sets a national goal of achieving a 100% clean economy by 2050 and encourages the growth of innovative, sustainable technologies.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that the Town of Sweden has been awarded a more than $4 million in grant and loan funding through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to ensure clean, reliable drinking water is available to residents.

November 13, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle delivered remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives marking his one-year anniversary of being sworn into office. In his remarks, Rep. Morelle highlighted accomplishments of the past year and committed to continuing the progress moving forward.

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November 7, 2019 Press Release
Ahead of Veterans Day, Rep. Morelle recommits to ensuring our veterans have the essential resources and support they deserve. Announces sponsorship of package of legislation to honor, celebrate, and protect America’s courageous veterans

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his sponsorship of a package of legislation to honor, celebrate, and protect America’s courageous veterans.

October 28, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation passed by the House of Representatives reauthorizes the Older Americans Act and helps seniors live safely and independently. Bill includes key provision authored by Rep. Morelle to help seniors and individuals with disabilities access federal home modification resources to age in place

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the passage of legislation to ensure aging Americans have the support they need to live safely and independently. The Dignity in Aging Act, co-sponsored by Rep.

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