WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressman Jamie Raskin (all D-Md.) announced $6,461,772 in federal funding for early childhood education in Montgomery County, Maryland. Awards include new funding for Montgomery County ($5,008,065) through the Head Start program and continuation funding for the Reginald S. Lourie Center for Infants & Young Children in Rockville ($1,453,707) through the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership.
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Reps. Trone, Cox Introduce “AHEAD”: the Assimilating Health and Equity Assessments into Decision-making Act
Health Impact Assessments Mean Smarter Policymaking
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Trone (MD-06), Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-MD), and Congressmen Steny Hoyer (MD-5), Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02), John P. Sarbanes (MD-03), Anthony G. Brown (MD-04), Jamie B. Raskin (MD-08), and Kweisi Mfume (MD-07) wrote to Governor Larry Hogan today to express their concern with his plan to proceed with in-person voting for the November 3 general election. The lawmakers called on Governor Hogan to rescind his directive and issue new guidance to maximize safety and voter participation. Under Governor Hogan’s announced plan, all in-person voting locations will be open and voters would have to request an absentee ballot through the Board of Elections to vote by mail. While they agree that limited polling locations should be available for Marylanders needing to vote in-person, the Delegation is concerned that there are not enough resources to sufficiently open and staff all polling locations.
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2020. The legislation would expand the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) program to include coverage for public safety officers who die as a result of suicide or are disabled as a result of traumatic experiences. Currently, the PSOB provides disability relief to families of officers who died or who have been permanently disabled as a result of a physical injury.
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that he was named in the top 20% of the 2019 Congressional Bipartisan Index. The Bipartisan Index is produced annually by the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and the Lugar Center.
WASHINGTON, D.C -- Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which invests $1.5 trillion in the nation’s infrastructure and included Congressman David Trone’s (MD-06) amendment to help fight the addiction crisis in America. The bill also included $100 billion investment in broadband funding, a top priority for Western Maryland that Trone advocated for as a part of the Rural Broadband Task Force.
Washington—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, today led all Democratic committee members in demanding answers from the Trump Administration on what it knew about the Russian plot to provide payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and NATO coalition forces. In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the lawmakers denounced the Administration’s failure to protect the lives of Americans and called for a State Department briefing to fully inform Congress about the Administration’s knowledge of and response to these threats.
July 1, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced $16,002,938 in funding through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport infrastructure improvements in Western Maryland.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) congratulated Hagerstown resident Altimont Mark Wilks, owner of Carmen’s Corner Store and a formerly-incarcerated individual, for his successful challenge to a U.S. Small Business Administration rule that would prohibit him from accessing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin (all Md.) wrote to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Peter Gaynor urging the approval of Maryland’s request for federal disaster assistance through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).