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September 02, 2020

VIDEO: On Day of Action For the Children, Rep. David Trone Underscores Need for School Funding during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Contact: Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

VIDEO: On Day of Action For the Children, Rep. David Trone Underscores Need for School Funding during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Today on the Day of Action For the Children, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following video with Western Maryland college presidents underlining the need for funding to help schools in Maryland and across America reopen safely.

The video can be found here.

Trone recently visited Western Maryland’s higher education institutions to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on students, faculty, and staff. He is the only Member from the Maryland Delegation on the House Committee on Education and Labor.

“When I was in Western Maryland last week, I heard from our distinguished college Presidents about the urgent need for more funding in order to reopen schools and continue teaching the next generation of leaders — safely,” said Congressman David Trone. “I’ve been working with education leaders, parents, and students across the district to understand the needs and concerns about ensuring students receive a good education during this pandemic. What’s clear — the first step is to pass the Heroes Act and get much-needed funding to our schools.”

The House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act in May 2020. This package includes $915 billion for state and local governments to help prevent teacher layoffs and cuts to public education. The Heroes Act also includes more than $100 billion for emergency funding for students and schools to ensure that learning can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The legislation currently awaits action in the U.S. Senate.

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. 

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