Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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July 27, 2019 Press Release
Co-sponsors legislation withholding federal funding from 2026 Men’s World Cup until women receive equal pay they deserve

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the introduction of legislation he co-sponsors to fight for equal pay for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT). The GOALS (Give Our Athletes Level Salaries) Act would block federal funding from the 2026 Men’s World Cup – jointly-hosted by the United States, Mexico, and Canada – until the U.S.

July 25, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) --

“President Trump’s decision to end Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for three million people demonstrates an utter disregard for the needs of everyday Americans. Local providers estimate this action could impact upwards of 10,000 children, seniors, and families in Monroe County who rely on SNAP for food security.

July 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) -- “I join all of Rochester in mourning the loss of Paul Haney, a former County Legislator, City Councilman, and longtime community leader who truly exemplified what it means to be a public servant. Paul dedicated his life to enthusiastically serving his neighbors and was always the first to lend a hand to anyone in need.

July 18, 2019 Press Release
First increase in a decade will support hardworking families and lift 1.3 million Americans out of poverty

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade. The legislation, cosponsored by Rep. Morelle, will gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, providing much-needed relief for hourly workers whose wages have failed to keep up with the pace of inflation.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Co-sponsors resolution decrying President Trump’s comments telling Members of Congress to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came”

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass a resolution condemning the racist comments made recently by President Trump via Twitter directed at Members of Congress. Rep. Morelle is a co-sponsor of the resolution.

July 16, 2019 Press Release
Legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle prevents millions of Americans, including over 1,200 New Yorkers, from losing their pensions

(Washington, DC) – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass the Butch Lewis Act, protecting the pensions of millions of retirees across America. The legislation, which Rep.

July 12, 2019 Press Release
Co-sponsors reauthorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass H.R. 1327, the “Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alverez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.” This legislation, which Rep.

July 11, 2019 Press Release
Funding awarded to Rochester Institute of Technology will be used to assist community colleges seeking to bolster STEM programming

Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $370,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) to expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming for low-income students.

July 10, 2019 Press Release
Establishes $25 million grant program to keep libraries open at summer meal sites to help close the achievement gap for low-income students

Today, Congressmen Joe Morelle (D-NY-25) and John Katko (R-NY-24) introduced bipartisan legislation that seeks to combat summer learning loss that is especially prevalent in low-income communities.

July 9, 2019 Press Release
Supports addition of 24 new CyberCorps program scholars

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $5.5 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) over a five-year period to support students pursuing the cybersecurity field. This grant will fund the CyberCorps Scholarships program, supporting an addition of 24 new scholars.

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