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WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Congressmen David Trone (D-MD) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced the Community First Pretrial Reform and Jail Decarceration Act, which would create a Department of Justice grant program to incentivize local governments and community partners to invest in programs and policies that reduce jail populations and the number of days individuals spend in jail.
WASHINGTON—Today, Representatives David Trone (MD-6), Katherine Clark (MA-5), Max Rose (NY-11), Ann Kuster (NH-2), Tim Ryan (OH-13), and 33 other House members, wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr expressing their deep concern regarding recent and alarming reports that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and members of the Sackler family are nearing a plea agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ), which would resolve all their federal criminal liability without a single person serving a day in prison. Purdue and the Sackler family perpetrated one of the most egregious criminal acts in American history, intentionally addicting millions of unsuspecting people to powerful painkillers for profit and directly contributing to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $50,000 in federal funding for the Western Maryland Resources Conservation & Development Council to establish a feasibility study on the industrial hemp processing industry. Funding comes from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will benefit 100 businesses in the Western Maryland region. “Right now, we need to be looking for ways to revitalize and grow Western Maryland’s agricultural sector, and this funding is critical in that effort," said Congressman Trone. "The federally-funded study will bring the possibility of new jobs in a growing industry, and I look forward to seeing the impact on our community."