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January 17, 2019

Congressman Trone Joins Foreign Affairs Committee

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Congressman Trone Joins Foreign Affairs Committee

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Trone, Representative for Maryland’s 6th District, has been named to the Foreign Affairs Committee for the 116th Congress.   
“As a Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I will advocate for a foreign policy that aligns with U.S. values and prioritizes national security,” said Congressman Trone. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to fight for U.S. interests abroad and understand how we can best work with other nations to help those in need.” 
One of Trone’s top priorities in Congress is more funding for important medical research. 
“We must prioritize funding for military outlets like Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD and agencies like the NIH that play an integral role in the nation’s security through research on harmful and deadly diseases like Zika and Ebola,” said Trone. 
Before being sworn into office, Trone took a bipartisan trip to Israel with five freshmen colleagues to learn more about the strategic alliance between the U.S. and Israel. On this trip the group met with leading political figures in Israel, including Prime Minister Netanyahu, Leader of the Opposition Tzipi Livni, and the lead negotiator of the Palestinian Authority Saeb Erekat. 
“The bipartisan trip to Israel solidified my belief that Democrats and Republicans can work together to create policies that will further the interests of the U.S. abroad,” said Trone. “Now more than ever, we need to come together to unite against foreign threats – including those that are trying to interfere with our elections and the integrity of our democracy, as we saw during the 2016 election.” 
The Foreign Affairs Committee will be the second committee Trone joins in the 116th Congress. It was announced earlier this week that he would join the Education and Labor Committee.