Press Releases

July 1, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congresswoman Joe Morelle announced Pittsford student Jenny Li as the winner of her 2020 Congressional Art Competition. This is Rep. Morelle’s second Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Monroe Country since taking office.

June 29, 2020 Press Release
As Trump administration moves to gut healthcare protections, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act will lower costs and increase coverage for all Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and reduce healthcare costs for millions of families across America.

June 26, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Morelle legislation, the Gun Theft Prevention Act, would require gun shops to fulfill minimum security requirements and bolster ATF inspection requirements

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to address growing instances of gun store burglaries that have caused dangerous weapons to flow onto the black market and into the hands of criminals.

June 25, 2020 Press Release
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 2020 advances groundbreaking accountability and reform measures, eliminates racial profiling and combats police brutality

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to enact the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020, groundbreaking police accountability legislation that will work to empower our communities and address systemic racism from the ground up. Rep. Morelle is a co-sponsor of the legislation.

June 1, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – “Across the country, communities are crying out in anguish. They are demanding justice, pleading for reprieve from the centuries of inequality that have led to this moment.

May 27, 2020 Press Release
Urges Chair Powell and Secretary Mnuchin to prioritize interests of workers over corporate profits

(Rochester, NY) – Congressman Joe Morelle (NY-25) and a group of over 80 lawmakers are calling on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to put workers—not corporate profits—first and include strict corporate accountability measures in any coronavirus relief aid.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
Co-sponsors legislation to help bolster resources for law enforcement responding to domestic violence incidents, which have increased as a result of stay-at-home orders

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his co-sponsorship of legislation to address the uptick in domestic violence incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation will equip law enforcement officials with additional support and resources necessary to better protect innocent victims and their families.

May 6, 2020 Press Release
Lawmakers push for next Coronavirus relief package to include their legislation, the HOPE Act, to break down barriers that prevent individuals from accessing the benefits and resources they need to get through COVID-19 crisis

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle (D-NY-25) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released a letter to Congressional leadership calling for the next COVID-19 relief legislation to take action to enable low-income individuals and families to more easily access the benefits and social services they rely on.

May 4, 2020 Press Release
Urges Department of Treasury to enable childcare providers to access critical funding, resources, and support through the federal CARES Act

(Rochester, NY) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle released a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urging him to enable providers of childcare services and early childhood education to access critical resources and relief through the recently enacted CARES Act.

April 23, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – “COVID-19 has upended our daily lives—leaving families, businesses, and communities across our nation struggling to stay afloat.