Press Releases

July 29, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Morelle voted to pass two expansive child care bills, H.R. 7327, the Child Care Economic Recovery Act, and H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act.

July 28, 2020 Press Release
Kodak wins first of its kind loan under the Defense Production Act, bringing new opportunities to Rochester

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to the announcement that Kodak will be receiving a $786 million dollar loan under the Defense Production Act.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

The childcare industry as we know it faces collapse and without assistance, providers will be forced to close for good, leaving families with nowhere to turn and leading to a significantly slower recovery for the U.S. economy.

July 24, 2020 Press Release
Investments help expand food security assistance, prioritize public health, protect our natural resources, support our veterans, and improve our nation’s infrastructure

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle joined House colleagues in passing the first Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations package, H.R. 7069. This package includes funding for State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

“From the very beginning, Donald Trump and his administration have failed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the urgency or gravity this public health crisis demands. By continuing to ignore scientists and experts, Trump and his administration have made their priorities clear: they value their own political agenda far more than the health and safety of the American people.


July 18, 2020 Press Release

“We have lost a true American patriot. John Lewis was a hero—a champion of civil rights who put his life on the line for equality and justice. He has fought the good fight, and our nation is a better place because of him. Despite his fame, he was a gentle and humble soul who cared deeply about the public he served.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.”

July 15, 2020 Press Release
Program will create more than one million jobs, bolster critical contact tracing efforts, and help communities safely re-open

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Mark Takano (CA-41) introduced legislation to create a massive new jobs training program to combat COVID-19 and help communities across the country safely re-open.

July 9, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle condemned drug makers who have raised the prices of hundreds of medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 8, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would create pre-disaster mitigation loan program to help vulnerable small businesses take preventative action to prepare for future flooding events

Today, Congressman Joe Morelle introduced new legislation to help protect small businesses from the devastating impacts of flooding.

July 1, 2020 Press Release
Moving Forward Act takes bold steps to invest in schools, transit, broadband, healthcare, and more. Legislation features amendments authored by Morelle, including Buy America amendment to support businesses and workers here at home

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact a landmark $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that would provide critical funding to bolster national infrastructure. H.R. 2, The Moving Forward Act, takes steps to fix America’s crumbling roads and bridges and makes significant investments in schools, internet access, childcare and housing, and the environment.