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January 25, 2021

Congressman David Trone Announces His Appointment to Three Powerful Appropriations Subcommittees in 117th Congress

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

 

Congressman David Trone Announces His Appointment to Three Powerful Appropriations Subcommittees in 117th Congress 

Trone now well-positioned to protect Maryland jobs, rebuild our infrastructure, and reform our criminal justice system

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman David Trone announced the three subcommittees that he will serve on in the powerful House Appropriations Committee following his appointment earlier this year:

  • Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 
  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 

The Appropriations Committee is the most powerful committee in Congress. With one of the broadest jurisdictions, the committee is responsible for appropriating funding for the federal government. Trone joins the committee at the start of his second term representing Maryland’s 6th District, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties.

“These subcommittees will give me a chance to work on issues I know are important to everyday Marylanders, from passing an infrastructure bill that includes universal broadband to making mental health and substance use disorder a priority for veteran health care,” said Congressman Trone. “We need to take real steps to reform our unjust criminal justice system and protect jobs at critical departments like NASA, NIST, and Fort Detrick. Under the leadership of Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro, I know we will create legislation that puts the working families and children of this country first and creates long-term policies that reflect our values.”

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies

Congressman Trone knows firsthand the impact infrastructure and transportation can have in the lives and economic outlook of everyday Americans. In Congress, he’s been a constant advocate for universal broadband as a part of the Rural Broadband Task Force and led the charge for increased funding for vital transportation projects in Maryland, including the completion of the Appalachian Highway Development System. 

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the following agencies:

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Transportation
  • Related Agencies
    • Federal Maritime Commission
    • National Railroad Passenger Corporation
    • National Transportation Safety Board
    • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
    • Surface Transportation Board
    • United States Access Board
    • United States Interagency Council on Homelessness 

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 

In Congress, Trone has championed legislation to create a more equitable justice system. He has introduced bills to incentivize local governments and community partners to invest in programs to reduce jail populations and reform their pretrial justice systems, ban the box on private sector employment applications, and repeal the ban on incarcerated individuals receiving Pell Grants. He has also led efforts to increase federal investments in state juvenile justice programs that foster better outcomes for youth.

Trone has made investing in science and medical research a top priority while in Congress, working to increase federal investment in Maryland’s own National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and others.

The Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the following agencies:

  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Justice
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Related Agencies
    • Commission on Civil Rights
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    • International Trade Commission
    • Legal Services Corporation
    • Marine Mammal Commission
    • National Space Council
    • Office of Science and Technology Policy
    • Office of the United States Trade Representative
    • State Justice Institute

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 

Congressman Trone is a fierce advocate for our veterans, and he has worked to ensure they get the health care and job opportunities they deserve. As the number of veterans with mental health and substance use disorders continues to rise, Trone’s top priority is ensuring they get the support and treatment they need.

During his time in Congress, Trone has worked in close partnership with Fort Detrick by helping to restore USAMRIID and the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center to their full capacities. On the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies subcommittee, he will continue to advocate for 21st century investments that reflect our nation’s values.

The Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the following agencies:

  • Department of Defense
    • Military Construction, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, Defense-wide, and Guard and Reserve Forces, Military Family Housing Construction and Operation and Maintenance, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, and Defense-wide 
    • Base Realignment and Closure Account
    • Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-wide
    • Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund
    • Homeowners Assistance Fund
    • Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund
    • NATO Security Investment Program
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Related Agencies
    • American Battle Monuments Commission
    • Armed Forces Retirement Home
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    • Civil, Cemeterial Expenses, Army

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 Appropriations Committee in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees. In Congress, Trone 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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