Congressman Joe Morelle represents New York’s 25th Congressional District in Washington. Rep. Morelle began his political career when he was elected to the Monroe County legislature in 1983. Shortly after, he ran to represent Rochester in the New York State Assembly, where he has served from 1991–2018. During his time in the Assembly, he authored over 200 laws, and in 2013, he was appointed as the Majority Leader of the Assembly. In Congress, he sits on Budget, Rules, and Education and Labor Committees.
Rep. Morelle sees Israel as one of America’s closest allies and most important global partners. In Congress, he’s committed to continuing US foreign aid to Israel in order to enhance its strong military defenses. The Congressman also believes that the US has a pivotal role to play in bringing Israel and the Palestinians together in negotiations toward a two-state solution, which he sees as the only sustainable option for long-term peace. In the last Congress, he cosponsored House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to the two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.