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July 10, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $6,461,772 in federal funding for early childhood education in Montgomery County, Maryland. Awards include new funding for Montgomery County ($5,008,065) through the Head Start program and continuation funding for the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants & Young Children in Rockville ($1,453,707) through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership.
July 10, 2020 Press Release

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Reps. Trone, Cox Introduce “AHEAD”: the Assimilating Health and Equity Assessments into Decision-making Act 

Health Impact Assessments Mean Smarter Policymaking 

 

July 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Trone (MD-06), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD), and Congressmen Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Jamie B. Raskin (MD-08), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) wrote to Governor Larry Hogan today to express their concern with his plan to proceed with in-person voting for the November 3 general election. The lawmakers called on Governor Hogan to rescind his directive and issue new guidance to maximize safety and voter participation. Under Governor Hogan’s announced plan, all in-person voting locations will be open and voters would have to request an absentee ballot through the Board of Elections to vote by mail. While they agree that limited polling locations should be available for Marylanders needing to vote in-person, the Delegation is concerned that there are not enough resources to sufficiently open and staff all polling locations.
July 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2020. The legislation would expand the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program to include coverage for public safety officers who die as a result of suicide or are disabled as a result of traumatic experiences. Currently, the PSOB provides disability relief to families of officers who died or who have been permanently disabled as a result of a physical injury.
July 7, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that he was named in the top 20% of the 2019 Congressional Bipartisan Index. The Bipartisan Index is produced annually by the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and the Lugar Center.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C -- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which invests $1.5 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure and included Congressman David Trone’s (MD-06) amendment to help fight the addiction crisis in America. The bill also included $100 billion investment in broadband funding, a top priority for Western Maryland that Trone advocated for as a part of the Rural Broadband Task Force.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today led all Democratic committee members in demanding answers from the Trump Administration on what it knew about the Russian plot to provide payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and NATO coalition forces. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the lawmakers denounced the Administration’s failure to protect the lives of Americans and called for a State Department briefing to fully inform Congress about the Administration’s knowledge of and response to these threats.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $16,002,938 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport infrastructure improvements in Western Maryland.
June 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) congratulated Hagerstown resident Altimont Mark Wilks, owner of Carmen’s Corner Store and a formerly-incarcerated individual, for his successful challenge to a U.S. Small Business Administration rule that would prohibit him from accessing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.
June 29, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin (all Md.) wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor urging the approval of Maryland’s request for federal disaster assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

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July 10, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON — While the recent passage of the Moving Forward Act in the U.S. House of Representatives was considered a success, Western Maryland’s congressman says a last-minute amendment denied some direct benefit to Garrett County.
July 7, 2020 In The News
Experts are predicting, and we are beginning to see, a significant uptick in opioid use disorder and overdoses as a result of the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. We know that stress and isolation are significant contributors to the onset of opioid use disorder, and we also know that the reduced access to substance use disorder and mental health treatment spurred by the pandemic will make this crisis worse.
July 6, 2020 In The News
As business dwindled to almost nothing at his Baltimore electrical contracting company, owner Sekwan Merritt couldn’t see how he could afford overhead expenses plus the $9,000 he pays five workers every two weeks.
July 6, 2020 In The News
The House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which invests $1.5 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure and included Congressman David Trone’s (MD-06) amendment to help fight the addiction crisis in America.
July 1, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Maryland Democratic Congressman, David Trone (D), took on his own party in Washington about the Moving Forward Act.
June 29, 2020 In The News
CUMBERLAND — U.S. Rep. David Trone has introduced legislation that would increase privacy protections for police officers in peer counseling programs by creating clear standards for confidentiality.
June 29, 2020 In The News
This week, the National Council partnered with 29 national advocacy organizations to host our first ever Hill Day at Home. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hill Day 2020 was hosted virtually, making advocating for individuals living with mental illness and addiction more accessible than ever. A record-breaking 2,000 advocates from across the nation joined Hill Day at Home, reaching 511 Members of Congress with our policy asks. If you weren’t able to join live, you can access presentations and exhibitors’ information until July 23, and there is still time to reach out to your legislators – encouraging their support for a number of legislative priorities that are important to the behavioral health community.
June 29, 2020 In The News
GRANTSVILLE, Md. — A figure hanging by its neck from a tree limb in the yard of a Grantsville home has been a disturbing display visible to travelers along Chestnut Ridge Road for some years.
June 29, 2020 In The News
GRANTSVILLE — Pictures of a dummy hanging by a rope from a tree outside a Grantsville home caused a furor Thursday on social media, attracting the attention of a U.S. congressman.
June 25, 2020 In The News
Despite an historic pandemic, the Trump administration has refused to allow people who don’t have health insurance the opportunity to purchase coverage through the federal exchange, HealthCare.Gov. This week more than a dozen state attorneys general — including Maryland’s Brian E. Frosh (D) — joined a legal fight to force the government to create a special enrollment window.

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