Press Releases | Representative Joseph Morelle

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May 17, 2019 Press Release
Votes to pass Equality Act, prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ individuals


May 17, 2019 Press Release


(Washington, D.C.) – Yesterday, Congressman Joe Morelle (D, NY-25) voted to pass an omnibus bill aimed at strengthening healthcare. The legislation takes steps to lower the cost of prescription drugs, protect individuals with pre-existing conditions, crack down on short-term junk insurance plans, and make healthcare plans more affordable for everyday Americans.

May 13, 2019 Press Release


(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle introduced comprehensive legislation to address the growing instances of gun thefts that allow legal firearms to flow into the black market and the hands of dangerous criminals.

May 7, 2019 Press Release

 (Washington, D.C.) –“I am calling on the President to immediately withdraw his nominee for U.S. Marshal from the Western District.

“Historically, the U.S. Attorney hails from Buffalo while the Marshal is from Rochester. The decision by the President to break from this longstanding tradition is a slap in the face to Monroe County residents.

May 6, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – This week, America celebrates its proud history of entrepreneurship through National Small Business Week. In recognition of the occasion, Rep. Morelle payed tribute to the vital role that small businesses play in serving the American economy.

May 3, 2019 Press Release
Great Lakes Resiliency Plan would make significant investments to strengthen resiliency of coastal communities

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle called for federal action to better protect communities along the Great Lakes from rising water levels that threaten severe flooding in Monroe County and beyond. In a letter to House leadership, Rep.

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Joins House in passing Climate Action Now Act to renew commitment to Paris Climate Agreement and lay groundwork for further action on climate change


April 27, 2019 Press Release


(Rochester, NY) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to the reported shooting at the Chabad of Poway in California:

April 18, 2019 Press Release


(Rochester, NY) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement after receiving Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Trump-Russia investigation:

April 17, 2019 Press Release
Legislation improves VA services, bolsters resources to prevent veteran suicide


(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced the introduction of legislation to strengthen resources for servicemembers and help prevent veteran suicide. The Reach Every Veteran in Crisis Act requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to improve the operation, oversight, and evaluation of its suicide prevention media outreach campaigns.