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August 4, 2020 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on the Postmaster General to address the significant delays in service being reported across the community. This comes after several constituents reached out to Rep. Morelle’s office to share their concerns about recent United States Postal Service (USPS) issues.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, DC) - Today, Congressman Joe Morelle voted to pass the second Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations package, H.R. 7617. This package includes six spending bills: Defense, Commerce-Justice-Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Service and General Government, Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development.

July 31, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced his sponsorship of legislation to ensure that all children across our country will have access to free school meals during the 2020-2021 school year. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely limited children’s access to free and reduced school meals, which has only been elevated with so much uncertainty going into the new school year.

July 29, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Morelle voted to pass two expansive child care bills, H.R. 7327, the Child Care Economic Recovery Act, and H.R. 7027, the Child Care is Essential Act.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement in response to the announcement that Kodak will be receiving a $786 million dollar loan under the Defense Production Act.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

The childcare industry as we know it faces collapse and without assistance, providers will be forced to close for good, leaving families with nowhere to turn and leading to a significantly slower recovery for the U.S. economy.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle joined House colleagues in passing the first Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations package, H.R. 7069. This package includes funding for State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

July 21, 2020 Press Release

“From the very beginning, Donald Trump and his administration have failed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the urgency or gravity this public health crisis demands. By continuing to ignore scientists and experts, Trump and his administration have made their priorities clear: they value their own political agenda far more than the health and safety of the American people.


July 18, 2020 Press Release

“We have lost a true American patriot. John Lewis was a hero—a champion of civil rights who put his life on the line for equality and justice. He has fought the good fight, and our nation is a better place because of him. Despite his fame, he was a gentle and humble soul who cared deeply about the public he served.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.”