WASHINGTON - As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates in our nation’s prisons and jails, U.S. Representatives David Trone (MD-06) and Chairman of the Democratic Caucus Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) launched a new effort to urge the nation’s governors to collect and release demographic data related to health outcomes in prisons and prison release programs that help decrease the spread of COVID-19. The release programs allow incarcerated individuals to be released under community monitoring or home confinement because they are non-violent and pose minimal risk of recidivism.
WASHINGTON – 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, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, today announced $46,702,104 for Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), and colleges serving large populations of low-income students through the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education and Emergency Relief (HEER) Fund created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These supplemental awards are provided on top of those that HBCUs and other MSIs received under the $170 million previously announced by the delegation for Maryland colleges and universities.
WASHINGTON - Today, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi named U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) to the Commission on Combating Synthetic Opioid Trafficking. She also appointed Admiral James Winnefeld to the Commission.
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Guy Rechenthaler (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Confidentiality Opportunities for Peer Support (COPS) Counseling Act. The legislation would increase privacy protections for officers in peer counseling programs by creating clear standards for confidentiality.
May 1, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which commemorates the history, contributions, and achievements of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community throughout the month of May. The observance originally began as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week,” which was established through a joint Congressional resolution in 1978, and was later designated as “Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month” in section 102 of title 36, United States Code. The month of May was chosen due to two important milestones in AAPI history: May 7, 1843, when the first Japanese immigrants arrived in the United States, and May 10, 1869, when the first transcontinental railroad was completed with substantial contributions from Chinese immigrant workers. Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) released the following statements celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:
May 1, 2020 Press Release
BALTIMORE – U.S. Congressman David Trone and Senator Ben Cardin recently hosted conversations with and public health and economic development leaders from Garrett, Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties on local impacts from and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cardin and participants discussed a range of concerns and potential ways the federal government can usher additional resources to help Maryland confront COVID-19 and fully re-open.
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Don Young (R-AK) announced they sent a bipartisan letter signed by 56 Members of Congress to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to grant waiver requests from schools across the country to administer meals to children and families in need during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, today discussed with Maryland Secretary of Health Robert Neall, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Fran Phillips and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Russell Strickland the status of Maryland’s ability to test for COVID-19 and potential ways that the federal delegation can help expand that capacity.
WASHINGTON – The full 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, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, announced the approval of new federal resources for the state of Maryland through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). This is one of the forms of federal assistance that Maryland is eligible for through the Stafford Act as a result of the major disaster declaration that the delegation pushed to obtain swift approval for last month.
GAITHERSBURG, MD - U.S. Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a business and nonprofits resource webinar yesterday with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The duo was joined by a panel of experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Maryland Department of Labor, the Maryland Department of Commerce, the Montgomery County Executive’s Office, and Maryland Nonprofits.