Press Releases

April 17, 2020 Press Release
Funding made available through CARES Act will help local health systems bolster services to prevent, diagnose, and treat COVID-19

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $4.7 million for community health centers in Monroe County to help respond to the COVID-19 global health crisis.

April 16, 2020 Press Release
Call on Department of Treasury to prevent banks from diverting economic stimulus checks to pay off outstanding debt

(Washington, D.C.) — Today, Rep. Joe Morelle and Rep.

April 14, 2020 Press Release
Funding allocated to City of Rochester, Monroe County, local towns to support community development needs, such as affordable housing, infrastructure investment, and job creation. Underscores importance of Census data, which is used to allocate these funds

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced more than $9.7 million in emergency funding for our local community to combat the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.

April 8, 2020 Press Release
Package of legislation provides additional support for state and local governments impacted by COVID-19

(Rochester, NY) -- Today Congressman Joe Morelle introduced new legislation to help local communities cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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