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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

(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

(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

(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

(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

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

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

(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

(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

(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.

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