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April 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) voted in favor of the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act, replenishing relief funds for small businesses, health care facilities, and workers impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The bill was approved by Congress and will head to the President’s desk for signature.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressmen David Trone, Anthony G. Brown, Steny Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, and Jamie Raskin and U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (all D-Md.) wrote to United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to express concerns that loan servicers are not allowing veterans with VA Home Loans to access forbearance relief during the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act included protection for borrowers with federally backed mortgage loans who are experiencing financial hardships and are unable to make payments due to this crisis. VA Home Loans are covered under this new law.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) held a School Nutrition Tele-Roundtable with food and nutrition supervisors from across Maryland’s 6th District to discuss how we can ensure students have access to healthy and nutritious meals during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
Washington—Today, U.S Congressman David Trone and the Democratic members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs called on President Trump to restore funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) and warned against shifting blame to the WHO in order to distract from the Trump Administration's failed response to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter led by Representative Eliot L. Engel, the Committee’s Chairman, the members underscored the need for a coordinated global response to the pandemic and the important role the WHO plays, despite the organization’s imperfections.
April 23, 2020 Press Release
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, today announced $422,690 in federal funding for Maryland Legal Aid (MLA) to provide legal services to low-income Marylanders.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a conversation about mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak with Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04). The conversation is the first in a new series hosted by Trone called ‘Candid COVID Conversations,’ which will feature periodic discussions covering some of the most pressing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 22, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Several 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 Labor Tiffany P. Robinson the unprecedented challenges to the state’s unemployment insurance program. The conversation followed up on a letter the delegation sent last week to Secretary Robinson offering support and assistance in ensuring that Marylanders in need are able to receive unemployment insurance in a timely manner.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Jamie Raskin, and Anthony G. Brown (all D-Md.) wrote a letter to Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Lourdes R. Padilla and the President of the Maryland Retailers Association (MRA) Cailey Locklair urging them to ensure Maryland Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are able to access grocery delivery and pick-up services in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Jamie Raskin, John P. Sarbanes, Anthony G. Brown, and Steny H. Hoyer (all D-Md.) sent letters to President Trump and General Motors (GM) Chairman and CEO Mary Barra urging them to reopen the GM plant in White Marsh, Maryland. In their letter, the Members stress that the plant should be reopened to help fulfill GM’s recent contract to produce thousands of ventilators under the Defense Production Act and in order to supply the region as the number of local COVID-19 cases continues to grow.
April 21, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Representative David Trone (D-MD), Denver Riggleman (R-VA), and Danny K. Davis (D-IL) announced a new effort to secure critical funding to address youth mental health in future legislation Congress will consider related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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