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.