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July 20, 2022

Trone Votes to Pass Funding Legislation to Help Maryland Families and Communities

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July 20, 2022

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

Trone Votes to Pass Funding Legislation to Help Maryland Families and Communities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) voted to pass H.R. 8294, a package of six government funding bills, which focuses on helping families and communities across America. The transformative investments in the bill will lower the cost of living, create good-paying American jobs, lift up working families, and support small businesses.

On June 30th, Congressman Trone announced that this slate of funding through the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittees was approved by the full Appropriations Committee. Now, having passed the full U.S. House today, the U.S. House and Senate will develop a joint bill in the coming months to fund the federal government for the upcoming fiscal year.

Rep. Trone secured funding for eight projects that will directly benefit communities in Maryland’s Sixth District. These include:

  • $4,800,000 for the repair of the Fayette Street Bridge on behalf of the City of Cumberland
  • $4,000,000 for the East Street Trail Liberty Road Bridge Crossing for the City of Frederick
  • $4,000,000 for the Fisher Avenue Streetscape Project for the Town of Poolesville
  • $4,000,000 for a clubhouse replacement for the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County
  • $1,315,843 for refurbishments and upgrades to the City of Frederick’s Permanent Supportive Housing, Food Distribution Center, and Soup Kitchen
  • $942,303 for building restoration and preservation for the Pleasant View Historical Association
  • $750,000 for campus expansion at the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics – Hagerstown
  • $531,718 for the construction of a new childcare center for the City of Frostburg

“Today, the House voted to pass billions of dollars in investments in American communities, including over $20 million in Community Project Funding for Maryland’s Sixth District,” Congressman Trone said. “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I know that these investments will support underserved areas and foster economic development, making a real difference in the lives of so many in our communities. I will always fight for funding that will make our communities healthier, safer, stronger, and even more resilient.”

Background:

The appropriations package is broken up into six parts, corresponding with six different Appropriations subcommittees and areas of funding.

The Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

The bill creates jobs by rebuilding critical infrastructure, grows opportunities through homeownership and rental assistance, and promotes safe transportation and public housing by providing $90.9 billion for American economies and communities. the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies.

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

The bill tackles hunger, lifts up farmers and rural communities, rebuilds our public health and safety infrastructure, and confronts the climate crisis with $27.2 billion for the Department of Agriculture – including rural development programs – the Food and Drug Administration, and related agencies.

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

The appropriations package lowers costs for working families, creates good-paying jobs, invests in clean energy, and rebuilds water infrastructure, providing $56.275 billion for the Department of Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation, and related agencies.  

Financial Services and General Government

The bill grows opportunities and helps small business owners and middle-class families get ahead by providing $29.8 billion for the Department of the Treasury, The Judiciary, the Election Assistance Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and other government agencies.

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

The funding bill creates jobs, confronts climate change, supports infrastructure on tribal lands, and ensures access to safe drinking water with $44.8 billion for the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Indian Health Services.

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

The bill protects our national security, upholds our commitments to servicemembers, veterans, and their families, and rebuilds our infrastructure, providing $314.1 billion for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies. For the first time ever, the spending bill separates VA Medical Care into its own funding category to better meet the needs of our veterans.

A detailed summary of the funding package is available here.

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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