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April 18, 2022

Trone Attends NARCAN Vending Machine Grand Opening in Honor of Nephew During Western Maryland Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 18, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, Sasha.Galbreath@mail.house.gov 

Trone Attends NARCAN Vending Machine Grand Opening in Honor of Nephew During Western Maryland Tour

Rep. David Trone attends the grand opening of a new NARCAN vending machine in Hagerstown in honor of his nephew, Ian Trone, who passed away from a fentanyl overdose in 2016.

CUMBERLAND, MD — Last week, Congressman David Trone visited Allegany County and Washington County to attend the grand opening of a new NARCAN vending machine, accept the Development District Association of Appalachia’s (DDAA) Congressional Award, visit an IBEW Training Center, and tour Western Maryland health care programs. The NARCAN “Right Now Ready” vending machine was donated by Harbor Path and FFF Enterprises to the Washington County Health Department in honor of Trone’s nephew, Ian Trone, who passed away from a fentanyl overdose in 2016. 

On Wednesday, Trone kicked off his district tour by joining the Washington County Chamber of Commerce as a guest speaker for their “Eggs & Issues” program where he spoke about new government funding coming to Washington County and the positive impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. He then toured an IBEW Local 307 Training Center to learn more about their training practices and how new federal investments will create thousands of good paying, union jobs in Maryland. Later on, Trone attended a Tri-County Council meeting where he accepted the DDAA Congressional Award for his leadership and support of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). 

Trone wrapped up his tour on Thursday with a visit to Allegany County Correctional Facility to learn more about the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) program. The program is centered on working to expand access to opioid use disorder treatment before, during, and after incarceration. Trone also visited two health centers, Mountain Laurel Medical Center and Garrett Regional Medical Center, to assess how funding from the American Rescue Plan helped Western Maryland’s health care system bounce back from the pandemic. 

“As our country continues to recover from the pandemic, we must double-down on our efforts to deliver resources to rural communities across the country,” said Congressman Trone. “It won’t happen overnight, but with the help of record investments from the American Rescue Plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’re well on our way to ensuring a stronger workforce, a more resilient economy, and a brighter future for rural Marylanders.”

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. 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.

Follow Congressman Trone at @RepDavidTrone for updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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