WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a conversation about our nation’s health and higher education systems amid the COVID-19 global pandemic with President of American University and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell.
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin announced that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and local transit partners will receive $876 million in federal funding through the CARES Act. Of that total, $41.1 million will be distributed to Montgomery and Prince George’s County local transit providers.
May 19, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone and U.S Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) today announced a USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal grant of $343,500 to Allegany County for updates to the North Branch Pump Station outside of Cumberland, Maryland. The efficient and functional operations of this pump station are critical to the local residents and industrial users it serves. These funds will be used for modernization of equipment which has not undergone any major improvements since its original construction over 25 years ago.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) voted in favor of the Heroes Act, the latest legislation considered by Congress to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heroes Act addresses the continued economic and public health crisis by providing much-needed support for struggling families, small businesses and nonprofits, and frontline healthcare workers.
WASHINGTON – The Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, announced the award of $25,212,690 through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for the continuation of the Money Follows the Person (RCMFTP) demonstration program. By making home and community-based services (HCBS) more accessible, this program empowers older adults and people with disabilities and chronic illnesses to live independently and receive care in the home rather than relying on institutional-based services. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized level funding for this vital program through November.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Don Young (R-AK) hailed an announcement that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will extend three nationwide waivers, which will allow child nutrition programs to continue feeding school-aged children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a webinar to discuss volunteer opportunities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic with nonprofit and advocacy organizations.
May 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. David Trone (MD-06) and five colleagues from the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting that he raise concerns about Turkey’s COVID-19 prisoner release policies, namely that journalists, activists, and other political prisoners not be excluded from equitable application of the policies.
WASHINGTON – Members of the Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin announced that Maryland will receive $205,723,600 to expand COVID-19 testing capacity statewide.
GAITHERSBURG, MD - After weeks of pressure from Congressman David Trone and a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress, the IRS issued a decision that will allow American families to save money on health care, medical expenses, and dependent care amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This decision allows Americans to make mid-year changes for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs and authorizes unused funds to be rolled over to the following year.