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April 14, 2021

Trone Statement on Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan


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Trone Statement on Withdrawal of Troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement after President Biden’s announcement that all troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

“The Biden Administration’s announcement is a welcome development in a region that has seen American troops across four presidencies. 

“I want to commend the leadership of President Biden and his administration to prioritize the safe removal of our troops while maintaining our strategic interests and relationships in the region.

“America is a beacon for democracy and human rights around the world, and it’s paramount we continue to use our influence through every channel, including diplomatic relations and coordination with our allies. 

“We must continue to work with our Afghan partners to ensure human rights, especially the rights secured for Afghan women and girls, are not reversed.   

“I look forward to welcoming our troops home.”

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, Veterans’ Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees in the 117th Congress and previously served on the Education and Labor and Foreign Affairs Committees. In Congress, Trone is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the mental health and addiction crises, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.