Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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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.

July 8, 2019 Press Release
Calls on Senate and President to support House appropriations package investing in opioid addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery initiatives

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle joined community partners to announce $501 million in funding for initiatives addressing the opioid crisis. The investment was passed in the House of Representatives as part of a fiscal year 2020 appropriations package – now, it is imperative that the Senate and President join the House in supporting this critical funding.

July 1, 2019 Press Release
Legislation named for the late Louise Slaughter helps ensure gender equity in education

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and Congresswoman Doris Matsiu (D-CA) announced legislation, named in honor of the late Louise Slaughter, to provide more resources, training, and technical assistance to address gender discrimination in education throughout the United States. The Patsy T. Mink and Louise M.

June 26, 2019 Press Release
Legislation modeled after similar measures passed in NY will enhance protections for patients to prevent families from massive, unexpected bills

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Representative Morelle along with representatives Raul Ruiz, M.D. (D-CA), Phil Roe, M.D. (R-TN),), Van Taylor (R-TX), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), Donna Shalala (D-FL), and Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-OH) introduced the bipartisan Protecting People from Surprise Medical Bills Act.

June 25, 2019 Press Release
Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations package includes $582.5 million for VAWA programs and services to prevent another lapse in funding

Investments help fight the opioid epidemic, protect our natural resources, support our veterans, and improve our nation’s infrastructure


June 20, 2019 Press Release
Co-sponsors legislation to ensure plastic guns, like those made by 3-D printers, don’t fall through the cracks of modern security systems

Announcement comes on the heels of recent Democrat and Chronicle report of a Rochester man selling undetectable “ghost” guns