October 20, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Congressmen David Trone (D-MD) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) introduced the Community First Pretrial Reform and Jail Decarceration Act, which would create a Department of Justice grant program to incentivize local governments and community partners to invest in programs and policies that reduce jail populations and the number of days individuals spend in jail.
WASHINGTON—Today, Representatives David Trone (MD-6), Katherine Clark (MA-5), Max Rose (NY-11), Ann Kuster (NH-2), Tim Ryan (OH-13), and 33 other House members, wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr expressing their deep concern regarding recent and alarming reports that Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, and members of the Sackler family are nearing a plea agreement with the Department of Justice (DOJ), which would resolve all their federal criminal liability without a single person serving a day in prison. Purdue and the Sackler family perpetrated one of the most egregious criminal acts in American history, intentionally addicting millions of unsuspecting people to powerful painkillers for profit and directly contributing to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $50,000 in federal funding for the Western Maryland Resources Conservation & Development Council to establish a feasibility study on the industrial hemp processing industry. Funding comes from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will benefit 100 businesses in the Western Maryland region. “Right now, we need to be looking for ways to revitalize and grow Western Maryland’s agricultural sector, and this funding is critical in that effort," said Congressman Trone. "The federally-funded study will bring the possibility of new jobs in a growing industry, and I look forward to seeing the impact on our community."
WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives David Trone (D-MD), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Ted Yoho (R-FL) urged the head of the Coronavirus Task Force, Vice President Pence, to present a plan for a coordinated, global strategy that would increase access and efficacy of a COVID-19 vaccine.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie Raskin today announced $1,675,000 in federal funding to upgrade transit bus compartments to improve bus safety and prevent hazards on rail systems in Maryland.
October 9, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $430,124 in federal funding to establish a Virtual Cancer Care and Chronic Disease Telemedicine Program for Garrett Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Md. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program provided in part by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen David Trone, Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $100,000 in federal funding for Maryland Public Television (MPT) to develop personalized learning experiences for children, especially those in low-income communities. Funding comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Ready to Learn (RTL) Grant Program.
WASHINGTON – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen David Trone, Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, during a conference call yesterday again urged Maryland Secretary of Labor Tiffany Robinson to redouble the agency’s efforts to improve the expediency with which Marylanders’ claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) are processed. Following up on their correspondence and conversations with state leaders earlier this summer, the congressional delegation also requested that the state provide a full and updated accounting on the numbers of unpaid and/or unresolved claims.
We write as baseball fans with a fondness for the game during the 1960s, when it provided a great escape in that turbulent time. In particular, we share an admiration for former St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt Flood. He won seven consecutive Gold Glove awards, was a three-time all-star and played an instrumental role in the Cardinals’ winning three National League pennants and two World Series titles. Flood might have been on track for a Hall of Fame career if it hadn’t been cut short because he took a principled stand on Oct. 7, 1969, and refused to be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies.
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD), Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) renewed their call for All-Star baseball player Curt Flood’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On this day in 1969, Curt Flood was traded from the St. Louis Cardinals to the Philadelphia Phillies. This sparked Flood’s courageous lawsuit against Major League Baseball (MLB) challenging the reserve system and helping to create free agency within the MLB. The move jeopardized his own career and transformed professional sports as we know it.