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February 05, 2020

Rep. Trone Issues Response to State of the Union Address


Contact: Hannah Muldavin,

Rep. Trone Issues Response to State of the Union Address

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement following the State of the Union:

“This morning I was in Hagerstown, Maryland, where over 160 people came together for a seniors workshop to talk about how we can work to solve problems everyday Americans are facing. We talked about the importance of lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drug prices, and heard many stories about a community devastated by the opioid epidemic. 

“Tonight, President Trump made many claims. But actions speak louder than words. After a little more than a year in office, the House has passed more than 400 bills, 275 of which are bipartisan, that are currently sitting on Senator Mitch McConnell’s desk. One example is H.R. 3, which would lower the costs of prescription drug prices, an issue top-of-mind for folks today in Hagerstown and across the country. The President and Senator McConnell refuse to act.

“I came to Congress to be a voice for the people and to make real change for Marylanders. We need to focus on ending the opioid epidemic, reforming our criminal justice system, and investing in our children and their future. I hope we can make serious strides this year and that the President will be a serious partner in this effort to make real change for the American people.”

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.