Press Releases

February 18, 2020 Press Release
Sends letter to Commissioner Saul, Inspector General Ennis detailing significant challenges repeatedly faced by constituents leading to economic, emotional hardship

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called on the Social Security Administration (SSA) to address deficiencies in customer service that have led to significant economic and emotional hardship for residents of Monroe County and across the nation. In addition, Rep.

February 13, 2020 Press Release
Gender Equality in Tech Cities Initiative seeks to promote gender equity by investing in cities working to elevate women in technology

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle sent the attached letter urging Melinda Gates to select Rochester, New York as the next Gender Equality in Tech (GET) Cities investment. Recently, Ms. Gates announced that Pivotal Ventures would select three U.S. cities to receive $50 million in an initiative to elevate women in technology.

 

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) - Congressman Joe Morelle joined Congressman Anthony Brindisi and Congressman John Katko in calling on the International Join Commission to maintain outflows above the recommendations of Plan 2014 until at least April 15, 2020.

February 10, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request.

“A budget is a statement of priorities – and it’s clear from his proposed budget that this President simply does not understand or prioritize the needs of everyday families.

February 5, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

January 28, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, N.Y.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the names of 10 students from the 25th Congressional District who have been nominated for entry into one of our nation’s prestigious and highly competitive military academies.

January 23, 2020 Press Release
Announces sponsorship of package of legislation to create opportunity and help individuals and families reach self-sufficiency

(Rochester, NY) – Today, in recognition of January as National Poverty Awareness Month, Congressman Joe Morelle announced a package of legislation he has co-sponsored to uplift families in need and help create opportunity for all people to succeed.

January 17, 2020 Press Release
Funding will expand All Kids Thrive, strengthen support services for children in need

(Rochester, N.Y.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and local partners announced $1.5 million in funding has been awarded to the All Kids Thrive program to strengthen early childhood services. This funding is awarded over three years and made available through a $40 Million Preschool Development Birth Through Five grant from the U.S.

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Following Children’s Agenda report on childcare crisis in Monroe County, Rep. Morelle announces sponsorship of Childcare for Working Families Act

(Washington, D.C.) – Following a report this week from The Children’s Agenda outlining the extent of this childcare crisis in Monroe County, Rep. Joe Morelle announced his sponsorship of the Childcare for Working Families Act and recommitted to fighting for universal childcare for all families.

January 14, 2020 Press Release
Urges President Trump to approve major disaster declaration and provide resources to help families in Puerto Rico recover from devastating natural disasters

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Morelle is urging President Trump to provide federal assistance to Puerto Rico as the island recovers from last week’s devastating earthquakes.

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