WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone, Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin sent a bipartisan letter to the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) urging him to change a policy that would prohibit states like Maryland that have previously invested in broadband infrastructure from receiving any part of $16 billion in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Representatives Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Jamie Raskin, and Anthony Brown wrote a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Department to immediately provide the funding passed within the CARES Act to state and local governments. In their letter, the Members stress the urgent need for the distribution of these funds and ask the Secretary to ensure flexibility in their use.
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Reprsentative David Trone, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Representatives Steny Hoyer, Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) wrote to FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor urging the Administration to increase the federal government’s allotment of emergency medical supplies and equipment to the National Capital Region. The bipartisan letter was also signed by U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Rob Wittman (R-VA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and U.S. Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA).
WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen 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 announced $15,635,030 to support Maryland’s community health centers in responding to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding comes through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a telephone town hall with a panel of experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Maryland Department of Labor, an immunologist from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and AARP Maryland. Nearly 12,000 people tuned in for the event.
Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone (D-Md.) announced $1,000,000 in funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct an access road in Garrett County, Maryland.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone and U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlining their concerns with recently issued Treasury guidance contradicting the intended critical aid provided by the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The lawmakers worked to craft PPP to provide relief and liquidity to businesses more swiftly than the traditional loan programs to help them get through this crisis.
WASHINGTON – The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin today announced $6.4 million to support Maryland’s health care system as it responds to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Funding comes through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Combined with the $10.2 million in COVID-19 response funding previously announced by the delegation, Maryland has now received $17.1 million as a result of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act with more federal support on the way.
WASHINGTON – Team Maryland, the full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, continue to fight for essential resources needed in Maryland to protect the health and safety of Marylanders. The latest time-sensitive request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the state and overall MD-DC-VA region. In a letter to the regional FEMA director, the delegation identified six priority requests to FEMA: ventilators, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), testing supplies, swabs, pharmaceutical supplies for medical surge sites, and mobile medical labs. The delegation also urged approval of the Crisis Counseling Program (CCP) under the Individual Assistance (IA) portion of the Major Disaster Declaration for Maryland. The Major Disaster Declaration was approved on March 27, 2020, but approval of CCP for Maryland is still under review.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S Congressman David Trone (MD-06) wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to express concerns regarding the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Iranian people. Trone serves as the Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism.