Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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September 18, 2019 Press Release
Grant made available through Violence Against Women Act; underscores importance of reauthorization that is currently stalled in the U.S. Senate

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $600,000 in funding has been awarded to The Legal Aid Society of Rochester to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding is made available through the Violence Against Women Act.

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September 17, 2019 Press Release
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle reauthorizes the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth Adults through 2023

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and his colleagues in the House passed legislation to reauthorize the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth Adults (HKNC) through 2023. The legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle, would help provide essential resources and training to support the deaf-blind population nationwide.

September 13, 2019 Press Release
Vaccinate All Child Act would prohibit states from offering religious or non-medical exemptions for meeting public school vaccine requirements VACCINES Act helps increase awareness about the safety of vaccines, improve immunization rates and safeguard against future outbreaks of deadly disease

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced he is sponsoring two pieces of legislation to increase immunization rates for children nation-wide and protect communities from outbreaks of deadly disease. The VACCINES Act (H.R.

September 12, 2019 Press Release
Bill helps ensure unexpected financial burdens like sudden illness, loss of employment, or transportation emergencies do not hold students back from completing their degrees

(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Katie Hill (CA-25) introduced legislation that seeks to ensure unanticipated financial emergencies do not prevent low-income students from pursuing and completing higher education.

September 3, 2019 Press Release
Proposal could jeopardize SNAP benefits for 3.1 million Americans, including at least 87,000 New Yorkers. Start of Hunger Action Month underscores importance of SNAP to ensuring food security

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Foodlink, The Children’s Agenda, members of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), and community stakeholders announced their strong opposition to the President’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and submitted public comment outlining their concerns.

August 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has been signed into law by the President.

August 14, 2019 Press Release
Announces sponsorship of Climate Emergency Resolution and calls for comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to address climate change and sponsorship of package of legislation to support this goal, including bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his strong support of the Climate Emergency Resolution (H. Res. 52) which calls for a comprehensive, large-scale approach to address climate change. To support the goals outlined in this resolution, Rep.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

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“There are no words to adequately convey the anguish our nation feels following this weekend of horrific violence. Our hearts break for El Paso, for Dayton, and for every community, person, and family that has been touched by the never-ending string of gun violence that terrorizes our streets day after day.

August 1, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that legislation to dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter has passed both chambers of Congress and will now be sent to the President for his approval.

July 29, 2019 Press Release
Grant will support critical safety renovations

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $5.8 million in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding has been awarded to the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding will support critical safety renovations such as new airfield guidance signs, enhanced runway lighting, and runway rehabilitation.

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