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September 22, 2020 In The News
A congresswoman from Washington state got a firsthand look at some of Western Maryland’s challenges and opportunities Monday. U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., toured Maryland’s 6th Congressional District as a guest of U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md. The 6th District includes Washington County. McMorris Rodgers said the aim is to build relationships among lawmakers to “get results” in Washington, D.C.
September 22, 2020 In The News
CUMBERLAND — U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) was joined by U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Monday for a bipartisan tour of the 6th Congressional District, which included a stop in Cumberland. The tour comes as part of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s American Congressional Exchange Program. Members of different parties spend time in the other’s Congressional district. In October 2019, Rep. Trone visited Rodgers’ district in eastern Washington state, where they met with local leaders and business owners to discuss how they can work together to pass bipartisan solutions in Congress.
September 21, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON (WDVM) — Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle came together to shed light on a very important issue that has swept the nation. Congress celebrated “Congress Goes Purple” to recognize National Recovery Month.
September 18, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) — The Washington County Division of Emergency Services has just been awarded over $8 million dollars from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funding comes from the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response or SAFER grant funding program. Maryland Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen stated that the funding is solely from the federal government and that it comes at a time when firefighters and fire stations are stretched thin due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Right now, our firefighters are doing double duty. They have their ongoing lifesaving mission. They’re also on the front lines of fighting COVID-19.”
September 18, 2020 In The News
It says it excluded minority and women-owned businesses. Washington DC (KM) A new Congressional report says the Payroll Protection Plan helped save at least 56,000 jobs in western Maryland, and provided $450-million in loans to small businesses. But 6th District Congressman David Trone says is disproportionally excluded African-American, Latino and women-owned businesses.
September 17, 2020 In The News
Washington County will receive more than $8 million to hire 33 full-time firefighters who will help volunteer companies respond to emergencies. The money is part of $14.76 million in federal funding for Washington, Frederick and Garrett county firefighters announced Wednesday by U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and U.S. Reps. Jamie Raskin and David Trone, all D-Md. "It's incredible. It's a great feeling," R. David Hays, the county's emergency services supervisor, said in an interview Wednesday.
September 14, 2020 In The News
FREDERICK, Md. (WDVM) — Since the 1930s, a cluster of World War II-era wood frame buildings have stood on the grounds of Fort Detrick. In the decades since, the buildings have housed officers with the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), a team that’s grown from 30 people to more than 200.
September 14, 2020 In The News
U.S. Rep. David Trone, D-Md., and two Republican colleagues introduced a bill Friday in an effort to restore Essential Air Service funding for Hagerstown Regional Airport and five other regional airports across the country. Southern Airways stopped providing flights between the local airport and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, as well as Pittsburgh International Airport, in mid-October after the U.S. Department of Transportation declared the airport was no longer eligible for Essential Air Service subsidies.
September 10, 2020 In The News
He almost didn’t make it ashore. Cpl. Waverly B. Woodson Jr., an Army medic in the only African American combat unit to storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, was bleeding from his thigh and backside, writhing from the burning shrapnel that hailed down on him and his battalion.
September 9, 2020 In The News
The COVID-19 pandemic has put up more hurdles for those trying to beat addictions, clients and officials at a recovery center said Tuesday.