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March 23, 2020

Trone Presides Over the House, Calls for Deal to Be Made to Benefit American Workers

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Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Trone Presides Over the House, Calls for Deal to Be Made to Benefit American Workers

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) presided over the House Floor and called for a deal to be made in the Senate on the third stimulus package that would help workers and families who are feeling the health and financial strains of the coronavirus.

“It’s time to strike a deal that supports American families and protects workers, not giant corporations,” said Congressman David Trone (MD-06). “Americans are scared about their health and how they are going to survive in these increasingly tough economic times. There’s no time to waste to get money into the hands of the American families, small businesses, and healthcare workers who need it most.”

Trone has met with public health officials, union leaders, community leaders, economists, and constituents about the COVID-19 outbreak and how we can ensure Americans are healthy and economically safe. Last week, Trone held a telephone town hall with public health officials and over 15,000 constituents to talk directly about what the outbreak means for the community. Trone’s website features best practices and information on how to find the best resources for COVID-19, including a 25-page resource guide that includes federal, state, and local information.

Congress has already passed and the President signed into law the $8.3 billion Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act prioritizes the health, economic, and food security for American families. It allows for free coronavirus testing for everyone who needs a test, provides 14 days of paid sick leave, enhances Unemployment Insurance, and strengthens programs including SNAP, student meals, seniors’ meals, and food banks.

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. 

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