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November 07, 2022

News From the District: Congressman Trone Discusses Vital Federal Investments During Visit to Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington Counties


November 7, 2022

Contact: Sasha Galbreath, 

News From the District: Congressman Trone Discusses Vital Federal Investments During Visit to Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington Counties

Rep. Trone holds a press conference with Ritchie Boy, Gideon Kantor, to announce the Ritchie Boys Congressional Gold Medal Act

CUMBERLAND, MD — Last week, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) visited Frederick, Montgomery, and Washington Counties to discuss issues impacting seniors, tour local businesses, and present Community Project Funding. 

Trone kicked off his tour on Monday with a visit to Fort Ritchie to announce his Ritchie Boys Congressional Gold Medal Act, which would award the Ritchie Boys with the Congressional Gold Medal for their heroic service during World War II. After, Trone visited Mount Saint Mary’s University to give a guest lecture and meet with administrators about the University’s $4 million FY23 Community Project Funding (CPF) request to expand STEM research facilities. Trone finished the day in Gaithersburg by meeting with AbilityOne leadership and receiving the AbilityOne Congressional Champion Award

On Tuesday, Trone toured the Central Chemical Superfund Site in Hagerstown with EPA Region 3 Administrator Adam Ortiz to highlight the ongoing progress of cleanup efforts. Later, Trone joined Mayor John Kinnaird tovisit Thurmont businesses and meet with local business owners. 

Trone began the day on Wednesday by meeting with the new president of Montgomery College, Dr. Jermaine Williams, and presenting the school with a $1 million CPF check for a broadband job training pilot program in coordination with WorkSource Montgomery and local telecommunications industry partners. The funds will be used to develop 100 jobs and apprenticeships and support underemployed youth from underserved communities. Finally, in Clarksburg, Trone held a town hall with employees at Robotic Research to discuss the importance of supporting workforce training and funding research development.

On Thursday, Trone spoke at a Montgomery Connects laptop distribution event about how American Rescue Plan Funding is closing the digital divide. Later, in Frederick, Trone held town halls with residents at Sunrise of Frederick and Country Meadows of Frederick, where he highlighted the need to strengthen Social Security and the Inflation Reduction Act’s provisions to lower health care costs. After, Trone delivered remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, a tech-based business incubator that received $4.6 million in federal funding – thanks to the American Rescue Plan – to help save and create jobs.

Trone wrapped his week on Sunday by attending Brunswick’s 90th Annual Veterans’ Day Ceremony. As the son of a World War II Navy combat veteran and member of the Veterans Affairs Committee, Trone is committed to ensuring our nation’s veterans receive the benefits they earned.

“I’m proud to be delivering these vital federal investments to our local communities. Partnering with local leaders, I secured funding for broadband workforce training at Montgomery College, and I’m fighting hard for funding to expand Mount Saint Mary’s STEM facilities. These investments will help Marylanders secure in-demand, good-paying jobs for years to come,” said Congressman David Trone. “In Congress, I remain committed to building a better tomorrow for hardworking Americans and future generations. With the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and Community Project Funding, we’re doing just that.” 

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.

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