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October 4, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced legislation to address and reverse the skyrocketing cost of prescription drug costs in America. The Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), which Rep. Morelle co-sponsors, would help ensure life-saving medication is accessible and affordable for all people, especially seniors and those with low or fixed incomes.

October 2, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that Monroe Community College (MCC) has been awarded a $4.4 million grant by the Office of Naval Research for their Defense Engineering Education Program in Optics (DEEP OPS).

September 24, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released the following statement:

September 22, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle released a letter (attached) calling on the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to commence an investigation into the ongoing financial and operational troubles of the Rochester City School District (RCSD).  

September 19, 2019 Press Release

“The House of Representatives has made our priorities clear: we are working every day to improve access to healthcare, create economic opportunity, and support hardworking families across our nation. That is why today, we took action to avoid a government shutdown by extending federal spending through November 21st—providing the certainty and stability the American people deserve.

September 18, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced that $600,000 in funding has been awarded to The Legal Aid Society of Rochester to support victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The funding is made available through the Violence Against Women Act.

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September 17, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle and his colleagues in the House passed legislation to reauthorize the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth Adults (HKNC) through 2023. The legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Morelle, would help provide essential resources and training to support the deaf-blind population nationwide.

September 13, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle announced he is sponsoring two pieces of legislation to increase immunization rates for children nation-wide and protect communities from outbreaks of deadly disease. The VACCINES Act (H.R.

September 12, 2019 Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Today, Representatives Joe Morelle (NY-25) and Katie Hill (CA-25) introduced legislation that seeks to ensure unanticipated financial emergencies do not prevent low-income students from pursuing and completing higher education.

September 3, 2019 Press Release

(Rochester, NY) – Today, Congressman Joe Morelle along with Foodlink, The Children’s Agenda, members of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative (RMAPI), and community stakeholders announced their strong opposition to the President’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and submitted public comment outlining their concerns.

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