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February 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Following the release of the U.S. Intelligence report detailing the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia’s direct involvement in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Congressmen David Trone (MD-06) and Gerry Connolly (VA-11) announced that they introduced a resolution that would significantly scale back U.S. assistance to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia until the country demonstrates action and accountability on human rights, rule of law, and nuclear issues.
February 25, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As millions of American struggle with mental health and substance use disorder challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, Representative David Trone (MD-06), along with Representatives Tom Emmer (R-MN), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) announced today that they introduced the Behavioral Health Coordination and Communication Act of 2021, legislation to address the need for coordinated, evidence-based behavioral health care programs at the federal level.
February 23, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Marylanders continue to face challenges accessing information about COVID vaccine eligibility and how to get the vaccine, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a COVID-19 Vaccine Information Webinar with the health officers from each of the five counties in Maryland’s Sixth District. Nearly 700 people attended the event. During the webinar, Trone and the health officers discussed the state of vaccine distribution in each county and how individuals can get vaccinated if they are eligible.
February 19, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- As Marylanders continue to face challenges accessing information about COVID vaccine eligibility and how to get the vaccine, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced that his COVID Vaccine Newsletter -- which lists every location a person in Maryland’s Sixth District can access a vaccine -- has helped thousands of his constituents access vaccine information. While Trone has advocated for the creation of a statewide hub, there is currently no place where Marylanders can sign up for a vaccine if they are eligible.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, U.S. Representative David Trone (D-MD), along with Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM), and David McKinley (R-WV), introduced the bipartisan Opioid Patients’ Right to Know Act to help prevent opioid addiction across the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), health care providers dispensed over 153 million opioid prescriptions in 2019, and a recent study estimates that 1% to 4% of individuals who take prescription opioids develop opioid use disorder, putting their lives at risk. The Opioid Patients’ Right to Know Act would create a grant program to incentivize states to require prescribers to discuss the addictive qualities of the drugs with patients and inform them of alternative treatment options before prescribing them for acute pain.
February 18, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON - U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony Brown, and Jamie Raskin today announced $5,515,055 in federal funding to strengthen Community Health Centers (CHCs) across Maryland. “This new round of federal funding will provide our Community Health Centers with additional supplies and resources to improve the delivery of critical health care services to underserved Marylanders – including residents in rural communities and in communities of color,” the lawmakers said. “Team Maryland is thankful for the sacrifices made by our frontline health care workers, especially those who serve at Community Health Centers. We will continue working to secure funding that increases access to high-quality and affordable health care for all Marylanders.”
February 18, 2021 Press Release
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 (All D-Md.), are urging President Joe Biden to approve Maryland’s appeal for an emergency declaration in support of the state’s efforts to improve safety and security across the National Capital Region for the 59th Presidential Inauguration. The state’s request for an emergency declaration was denied by President Trump in the final days of his administration.
February 17, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a roundtable discussion on equity and justice in health care with a panel of world-renowned doctors and health care providers. During the conversation, the group spoke about what forms these inequities take, the importance of addressing them, and how building trust between communities and the health care system will lead to a healthier society.
February 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) released the following statement on the celebration of Lunar New Year: “I’d like to wish all those who celebrate a happy Lunar New Year. I have a deep respect for the tradition of celebrating the Lunar New Year, and I hope that all those celebrating are able to safely connect with loved ones.
February 12, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON -- Last week, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) and the Rural Broadband Task Force members convened for their first meeting of the 117th Congress. The Rural Broadband Task Force, led by House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, was created in 2019 to create solutions to the digital divide that leaves rural Americans behind. The meeting comes as millions of Americans have struggled to access tele-work, tele-learning, and tele-medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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