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April 24, 2020 In The News
As the U.S. House of Representatives rushed to pass another bill allocating $484 billion to address issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic, both of Frederick County's congressmen said oversight of that funding is key, and re-opening the state should be driven by science.
April 24, 2020 In The News
Washington DC (KM) By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 388-5-1, the US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a 2nd coronavirus relief bill. It totals $484-billion.
April 24, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON — On Thursday morning, speaking ahead of the vote, U.S. Rep. David Trone told the Times-News he was hopeful that the $484 billion funding package Congress was about to pass will mean good things for Western Maryland’s businesses, farms and hospitals. Since the spread of COVID-19 began to intensify and mass business closures were ordered, Trone said his office has been “literally getting hundreds and hundreds of letters and phone calls and emails” daily from scared constituents.
April 23, 2020 In The News
The Maryland Congressional Delegation has announced more than $107 Million in coronavirus economic relief for the state’s airports.
April 17, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — A recent study reveals nearly 70% of Americans are dealing with more anxiety during this pandemic, as many are worried about securing their jobs, homes and just overall living that normal life that we’re all used to.
April 15, 2020 In The News
A New Jersey law requiring conversations between prescribers and patients to discuss risks of addiction before an opioid-based pain reliever is prescribed, resulted in a more than fourfold increase in the percentage of doctors warning patients about the risks of addiction and a significant drop in patients started on opioids. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, medical director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Dr. Kolodny presented the findings today at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, which was held virtually, rather than at its original Nashville location.
April 15, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — While the United States adjusts to a new normal during the coronavirus outbreak with closed schools, ban on social events and increasingly high unemployment — there is another medical concern to discuss: Mental health.
April 15, 2020 In The News
In Wednesday’s morning plenary session in the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, three U.S. representatives expressed cautious optimism about the nation’s drug overdose death rate dropping by 4.6% in 2018—the first decline recorded in decades—but added that neither that development nor the COVID-19 crisis is a reason to throttle back now.
April 14, 2020 In The News
The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging him to target future monies from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) toward Maryland hospitals, health care providers, and other health care entities that need them most. These funds will help Maryland providers acquire crucial resources including COVID-19 testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and other medical equipment and supplies. As the Members note, this letter comes as Maryland, and in particular, the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, has been declared an emerging hotspot by the federal government.
April 14, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and the full Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B.

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