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June 26, 2020

Trone Named 2020 Legislator of the Year by National Council for Behavioral Health


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Trone Named 2020 Legislator of the Year by National Council for Behavioral Health

WASHINGTON, D.C — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) was named the 2020 Legislator of the Year by the National Council for Behavioral Health, an award recognizing the work and dedication of Members of Congress to the mental health and addiction communities. 

The National Council for Behavioral Health is a non-profit organization with over 3,300 members that deliver mental health and addiction treatment services. Congressman David Trone was recognized alongside Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).

“I’m incredibly honored to have received this award from the National Council for Behavioral Health,” said Congressman David Trone. “The addiction and mental health crisis in our country is the issue of our time, and it’s critical that we tackle it from every angle. I will continue to work in a bipartisan way to ensure that all Americans have access to the resources they need to stay safe and healthy.”

In Congress, Trone has made investing in and reforming the nation’s mental health system a top priority. Trone’s Freshmen Working Group on Addiction has supported dozens of mental health bills related to addiction. In June, he introduced the bipartisan Higher Education Mental Health Act, which passed the Education and Labor Committee. In November, he held a roundtable with first responders to discuss the urgent need for mental health care for those on the front lines. He has also pushed for mental health support for incarcerated individuals, introducing a bipartisan bill in February that would support mental health treatment for those in prison and returning to society.

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.