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June 30, 2022

Congressman David Trone Secures $4 Million for Mount St. Mary’s University in Government Funding Bill


June 30, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

Congressman David Trone Secures $4 Million for Mount St. Mary’s University in Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that he secured $4 million for a STEM workforce development program at Mount St. Mary’s University as part of the FY 2023 Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies funding bill. After being approved by the House Committee on Appropriations – of which Trone is a member – the bill now advances to the U.S. House for passage in the coming month.

The funding will be used to support the expansion of STEM research facilities to support American competitiveness in STEM fields, particularly those showing substantial workforce demand, including computer science, data science, cybersecurity, and biological, environmental, and physical sciences. The requested funds will be used to increase existing research facilities through the addition of 20,000 square feet of computational and laboratory spaces at Mount St. Mary’s University, which will serve to enhance STEM competitiveness by providing work-based training, building educator-industry partnerships, and strengthening cross-disciplinary STEM training.

More details on the project funding can be found here.

Congressman Trone is a member of the powerful Appropriations Committee and requested funding for these critical local projects earlier this year. Trone made these requests, otherwise known as Community Project Funding, in order to address the dire need for investment in local projects that will help lead to better community-provided resources and spur economic growth and job creation. 

“As a businessman, I know how vital it is to work with folks on the ground to get the best results. After working with state and local leaders over the last year, we identified projects that will have the highest impact in our communities and help the folks most in need,” said Congressman Trone. “These projects – many of which I’ve visited myself – are vital to the day-to-day lives of Marylanders and will enhance the quality of life across the district. In Congress, our number one job is to equip our constituents with the tools they need to succeed. These remarkable investments in our communities will do just that.”

“Mount St. Mary’s University is grateful to Congressman Trone for his support of the university’s expansion and renovation of our STEM research facilities to support American competitiveness in high-demand fields such as computer science, data science, cybersecurity, neuroscience and biological, environmental, and physical sciences, as well as contribute to a highly trained STEM workforce for the state of Maryland,” said University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “We are honored to be blending superb classroom instruction with research mentored by top-tier scientists in educating diverse and ethical STEM students who will help lead the STEM-oriented U.S. economy in the decades ahead.”

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 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.

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