WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone hosted a small business and nonprofit relief webinar with a panel of experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Department of Commerce, and Minority Business Economic Council. The webinar came following the passage of the newest COVID-19 relief package, which was signed into law by former President Trump. The relief package included an additional $284 billion for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and $20 billion for targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
WASHINGTON -- The day after President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris were sworn into office in a call for unity, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced he would take immediate bipartisan legislative action on two crises facing the country -- the mental health and addiction epidemics currently impacting millions of Americans. Trone announced that today he will introduce two bipartisan bills, the Family Support Services for Addiction Act with Congressman Dan Meuser (R-PA) and the Preventing Mental Health and Substance Use Crises During Emergencies Act with Congressman Steve Womack (R-AR). Both pieces of legislation address the alarming increase in Americans suffering from addiction and mental health challenges during the pandemic. Just last week, Trone called for action from leaders when data showed a 111% increase in overdose deaths in parts of Maryland.
January 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement following the swearing-in of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris: “Today is a great day for the American people. Finally, we have an administration that is committed to putting facts before fiction, people before politics, and hope before fear,” said Congressman Trone. “I’d like to congratulate President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for making history today.
WASHINGTON -- On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a conversation with Willie Pearl Mackey King, former secretary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference who transcribed King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” and community leader Nahom Tekle, Executive Director of the BROTHERS Academy in Gaithersburg, Md. The three discussed Dr. King’s legacy and the ongoing fight for racial justice.
January 15, 2021 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced the winners of Maryland’s Sixth District’s Congressional App Challenge. Each year, middle and high school students from each congressional district participate in the Congressional App Challenge and create phone applications that showcase their coding skills. The goal of the competition is to encourage students to learn to code in hopes of pursuing careers in the computer science field.
January 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone issued the following statement in response to new data from the Maryland Department of Health’s Opioid Operational Command Center reporting astronomical spikes in overdose deaths in the third quarter of 2020. The report reveals that overdose deaths in Maryland increased by 12.1% in the first nine months of 2020 compared to 2019, with significant increases in overdose deaths reported in every county in Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District.
January 13, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement after one article of impeachment, incitement of insurrection, passed through the House of Representatives:
WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) voted to pass a resolution demanding that Vice President Mike Pence and Trump Administration Cabinet officials invoke the 25th Amendment, forcing the removal of President Donald Trump from office. The historic move comes after President Trump directly incited the violent insurrection that claimed the lives of five people at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6th.
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced that the Maryland Department of Health will receive $402,607,440 in federal funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine distribution, contact tracing, and testing capacity. “Support is on the way for Maryland as we continue to fight COVID-19 and work to eliminate the virus,” the lawmakers said. “This new federal funding will help ensure that more Marylanders get the COVID-19 vaccine as quickly as possible and will increase the state’s testing and contact tracing capabilities. Team Maryland will keep pushing to secure additional federal dollars to bring the virus under control and stop the spread of the disease.”
WASHINGTON -- Today, Representative David Trone along with Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) announced that the City of Frederick will receive over $1.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to strengthen the city’s flood prevention infrastructure. The funding will go towards repairs to Stormwater Pump Station #3, a critical part of Frederick’s storm water management system that diverts water from densely populated areas to a man-made retention lake. The repairs will include the construction of a new building over the existing station to house the motors, electrical gear, controls, and existing generator.
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January 14, 2021 In The News
January 11, 2021 In The News
CUMBERLAND — Wednesday’s siege of the U.S. Capitol was every bit as surreal and disconcerting in person as it was on social media, television or radio, U.S. Rep. David Trone said Thursday. “It was a lot of anxiety, it was a very uncomfortable feeling and pretty unbelievable to have that level of violence invading the nation’s Capitol. One person was shot, literally killed, right outside the door of the House of Representatives,” said Trone (D-Md.).
January 8, 2021 In The News
The first time Capitol Police came to the House Chamber on Wednesday afternoon, they advised members of Congress that the House had been breached on the first floor by protestors, U.S. Rep. David Trone told The Herald-Mail. All the doors were locked and manned by police while Congress continued to debate the electoral votes from Arizona, Trone said in a phone interview. About 15 to 20 minutes later, Capitol Police returned because protestors had reached the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda, just down the hall from the House floor, Trone said. At that point members of Congress were asked to look under their desks and chairs — under every other chair was a box containing two gas masks they were to open in case they were needed.
December 31, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON — Four years ago, on New Year’s Eve, U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) and his family suffered a loss that many families across the district he serves and the country would, sadly, likely find relatable. During a recent interview with the Times-News, the congressman — a Democrat who was recently reelected for a second term representing Maryland’s Sixth Congressional District, which includes Allegany and Garrett counties — shared the story of the life and death of his nephew Ian Trone and reflected on how it has influenced his priorities in office.
December 9, 2020 In The News
Members of the Maryland congressional delegation and several other members of Congress gave tributes to former Maryland Sen. Paul Sarbanes on the Senate and House floors Tuesday evening in a Special Order Hour, remembering him for his strong principles and work ethnic. Sarbanes (D) died Sunday at the age of 87.
December 7, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — Rep. David Trone spoke with business leaders in the sixth district last week in a regularly-scheduled meeting. Topics that were covered included how businesses are faring as the weather changes, the current state of mental health, the rising opioid epidemic and the limited amount of time before congress recesses. Standing out amongst all of these issues is the ticking clock as time runs out to pass a pandemic relief package that both bodies of Congress can come to an agreement on.
December 3, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Members of Congress are expressing concern that the opioid crisis is intensifying as people are home, isolated, and dealing with the stressors of the pandemic. Congressman John Katko, R-New York, and Congressman David Trone, D-Maryland, are suggesting that a new COVID-19 relief bill is needed to help ease the burden on Americans faced with uncertainty. “What I’m seeing is completely alarming,” Katko said. “The current situation is dire,” Trone added.
November 23, 2020 In The News
In the early months of the Trump administration, Washington was awash with rumors that the two parties were hard at work on a bipartisan deal on infrastructure spending. But as time wore on, the plans always fell victim to political gridlock and President Donald Trump’s propensity for Twitter controversies, and soon “Infrastructure Week” became a Washington punchline for the White House’s lack of message discipline. Now, with Joe Biden poised to take office in January, infrastructure’s bipartisan appeal makes federal lawmakers hopeful that it might once again be a key issue when the new Congress takes office.
November 23, 2020 In The News
CUMBERLAND — Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) that would provide $9 billion to fund the opioid crisis response over six years passed the House floor unanimously this week. The State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act is aimed at giving states a level of certainty that funding will be available long term and not dependent year to year, like it is now.
November 20, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md., and a coalition of stakeholders from Maryland and Pennsylvania announced Tuesday $6 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for preliminary engineering work on the Pennsylvania portion of U.S. 219, signaling a commitment to beginning construction on the 11-mile corridor connecting Maryland and Pennsylvania within the next 10 years. Approximately 8 miles of the corridor has yet to be built. The project will connect U.S. 219 to Interstate 68 in Maryland and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.