Joe Morelle

Rep. Joe Morelle from Irondequoit is joining several other Democrats in calling for the House of Representatives to move forward with impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

More than a dozen Democrats have endorsed impeachment as they question whether Trump improperly used his office to pressure the Ukrainian president to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family.

In a statement, Morelle says the "president's disturbing pattern of unlawful behavior is an offense to the very principles and ideals our nation was founded upon."

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U.S. Rep. Joe Morelle is sponsoring two bills that he said will increase the number of children who get vaccinated against preventable diseases. 

The Vaccinate All Children Act would block some federal funding for states that allow religious exemptions to vaccines.

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President Donald Trump has signed legislation that will dedicate a Fairport post office in honor of the late Louise and Bob Slaughter.

Word of the signing came Thursday from Congressman Joe Morelle, and New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Rep. Louise Slaughter died in March of last year, after serving for more than 30 years in Congress.  Bob Slaughter died in 2014.

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Democratic Rep. Joe Morelle announced Wednesday that he is taking action on climate change.

“There is no greater threat facing humanity, and there’s probably never been a greater threat ever to face humanity," Morelle said.

Morelle said he is sponsoring the Climate Emergency Resolution that Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced last month. He’s also endorsing multiple environmental bills.

With an average of 20 veterans dying by suicide each day in the U.S., Congressman Joe Morelle said Wednesday that he’s introducing legislation to make sure the Veterans Administration helps prevent more deaths.

Morelle said the VA received $6.2 million in the 2018 fiscal year to promote its suicide prevention services for veterans. It spent less than a third of that money, he said.

“To only have less than a third of that money spent when 7,000 vets are dying every year is reprehensible,” said Morelle.

Congressman Joe Morelle joins us in studio to discuss a wide range of issues. We explore climate policy, health care, the lessons from the Mueller report, and more. 


Saturday, March 16, marks one year since the death of longtime Rochester area Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. The Kentucky native, who more recently lived in Fairport, represented parts of the Rochester area for 31 years, before she died in March of 2018 at the age of 88.

We continue our series of interviews with the candidates running to fill the Congressional seat of the late Louise Slaughter. This hour, we’re joined by Assemblyman Joe Morelle.

On this edition of Need to Know, Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle stops by the WXXI Studios to weigh in on the state of the White House, ethics reform in Albany and the race for Rochester mayor.

Also on the show, it’s pivotal for healthy brain development and it’s a key weapon to help fight obesity in youth. By why aren’t more kids in our region doing it? We’ll examine the State of Play.

And we’re taking a break from the mayoral campaign trail and transitioning to…the nature trail to learn about the person behind the politician.

The recent legislative session has closed in Albany and we bring in Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle (D) to reflect on the session.