Representative David Trone

Representing the 6th District of Maryland

Congressman Trone Joins Education and Labor Committee

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January 15, 2019
Press Release

Contact: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

 

Congressman Trone Joins Education and Labor Committee

Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Trone, representative for Maryland’s 6th District, has been named to the Education and Labor Committee for the 116th Congress.

“I’m joining this committee to fight for children and workers everywhere,” said Congressman David Trone. “Workers have been getting the short end of the stick for too long, and it’s time to step up and fight for their interests.”

Trone received his undergraduate degree from Furman University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He then took out loans to get his MBA at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. It was during his time at Wharton that he opened his first retail store. Since then, that one store has grown to 191 stores in 23 states with 7,000 employees.

“My success today can be directly traced back to my education. We need to increase access to educational opportunities by fighting for universal Pre-K, closing the achievement gap, providing more technical schools, and making college more affordable.” said Trone.

During his time as CEO, the organization was known to have some of the most extensive compensation packages in the retail sector, including paid family and medical leave. 75% of employees at the retail organization were full time and received full benefits. The company started offering a free college education in partnership with the University of Maryland for employees after one year of full-time service, and the company banned the box and actively hired returning citizens.

“I know the importance of good wages and benefits to a strong workforce and middle class because I have seen it firsthand. On the Education and Labor Committee, I’ll fight to ensure workers get treated fairly,” said Trone.

Trone was elected in 2018 on a platform of running to restore competence, compassion, and civility in Washington. He represents all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Allegany, Washington, and Garrett Counties.

 

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