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July 11, 2022

Trone Highlights New Federal Funding Coming to Washington and Frederick Counties During District Tour

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July 11, 2022

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

Trone Highlights New Federal Funding Coming to Washington and Frederick Counties During District Tour

Rep. Trone talks to employees at Sierra Nevada Corporation in Hagerstown on Thursday

FREDERICK, MD — Last week, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) visited Washington and Frederick Counties to highlight Community Project Funding (CPF) he secured for Fiscal Years (FY) 2022 and 2023. During his district tour, Trone met with community members to discuss funding needs, presented CPF checks to local governments and organizations, and visited local businesses and non-profits. As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Trone has secured nearly $7 million in FY 2022 funding and has requested over $30 million for FY 2023. Last month, the Appropriations Committee approved FY 2023 funding with these projects included, most of which will likely now head to the House floor for passage in the coming month.

On Thursday, Trone presented a $500,000 check to the City of Hagerstown to clean up the city’s blighted properties and a $465,518 check to Washington County for three new crisis stabilization beds at Meritus Medical Center. The city’s blight initiative aims to increase public safety, and the new beds at Meritus Medical Center will allow patients experiencing a behavioral health crisis to stay for up to 48 hours for medically assisted treatment. Trone also met with local leaders to discuss his $4 million funding request for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County to build a new clubhouse.

Congressman Trone also toured the Volvo Powertrain Manufacturing Facility to discuss the future of electric vehicles with the company and United Auto Workers (UAW) leaders. Later in the day, Trone visited the Sierra Nevada Corporation and held a town hall with employees about keeping America’s military globally competitive and participated in a town hall with over 100 employees. 

On Friday, Trone met with the team at the Maryland Deaf Community Center to discuss how he can best serve the over 1.2 million Marylanders who are Deaf or hard-of-hearing. Afterward, he toured the HealthWell Foundation and held a town hall with employees to discuss the importance of ensuring that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care. 

“We hit the ground running this past week as my team and I met with local leaders to discuss projects that have the potential to help those most in need. As the representative for Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, I will continue to work tirelessly for this vital Community Project Funding, which provides meaningful, direct investments in our district,” said Congressman Trone. “I’m excited to see how these projects will revitalize our communities, and I won’t stop fighting to provide essential resources for Marylanders. You can count on it.” 

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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