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May 13, 2020 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 announced that Maryland will receive $205,723,600 to expand COVID-19 testing capacity statewide.
May 13, 2020 Press Release
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.
May 13, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. [05/12/20]—U.S. Representative David Trone (D-MD) and U.S Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.)—backed by several House and Senate colleagues—are leading a push to ensure the next coronavirus relief package contains provisions to help older adults stay connected and healthy at a time when they are in danger of becoming socially isolated.
May 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives David Trone (MD-06) and Terri Sewell (AL-07) led a group of 83 Representatives to urge Congressional leadership to invest $86 billion in broadband funding in the future COVID-19 response legislation.
May 12, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representative David Trone (MD-06) was in Washington, DC to preside over the House floor and introduce the Food and Nutrition Provider Emergency Support Act of 2020 to give emergency funding to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federal program that provides nutritious meals to qualifying children and adults. This bill is likely to be included in the Heroes Act, the coronavirus response package that the House is currently slated to consider on Friday.
May 12, 2020 Press Release
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, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, announced the award of $4,125,118 for Maryland’s fishing industry through the Department of Commerce (DOC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Last month, the delegation wrote to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and NOAA Administrator Chris Oliver to urge the swift allocation of this funding, which was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provided $300 million nationally for businesses in the fishing industry who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman John Sarbanes (all D-Md.) led Chesapeake Bay delegation members in sending a bicameral letter to Bay Watershed Governors Larry Hogan (R-Md.), Tom Wolf (D-Penn.), John Carney (D-Del.), Ralph Northam (D-Va.), and Jim Justice (R-W.Va.); and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D-D.C.) urging them to maintain rigorous environmental standards crucial to the health of the Bay, despite the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to relax enforcement of these standards. In their letter, the Members also ask the states and the District of Columbia to provide an update on their current actions to ensure proper enforcement.
May 11, 2020 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG, MD - As costs have increased and revenue streams have been decimated for local governments amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) brought together 61 elected leaders from every county in Maryland’s Sixth District to urge Congressional leadership to provide funding for local governments in the next stimulus package.
May 11, 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, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Kweisi Mfume, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, today announced $16,105,784 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the state of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). This flexible funding source will allow the state of Maryland to provide a coordinated response to housing and other public service needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 8, 2020 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Yesterday, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a telephone town hall with a panel of experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Maryland Department of Labor, the Frederick County Health Department, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Montgomery County. Nearly 7,000 people tuned in for the event.

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May 7, 2020 In The News
U.S. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.) said a Montgomery County police officer’s suicide last year inspired him to file a bill that could encourage law enforcement officers to get counseling help.
May 6, 2020 In The News
The Maryland congressional delegation announced Tuesday that more than $46 million in additional funding is being released to mostly historically black colleges and universities to help relieve the financial strain that the coronavirus left on institutions.
May 6, 2020 In The News
The Maryland Congressional Delegation is urging Attorney General Barr to take action to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in federal correctional facilities in order to protect incarcerated individuals, federal employees, and the surrounding communities.
May 4, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON – The full Maryland Congressional Delegation including U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B.

May 4, 2020 In The News
Democratic senators are accusing President Trump of putting workers at risk by ordering meat and poultry processors to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 4, 2020 In The News

In response to the suicide of Montgomery County Police Officer Thomas J. Bomba, Rep. David Trone (MD-6) and Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (PA-14) have proposed a bill to provide police officers with better mental health services.

 

May 1, 2020 In The News
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin recently hosted conversations with Congressman David Trone (MD-06) 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.
May 1, 2020 In The News
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 In The News
Maryland Congressional Delegation are discussing the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the status of the state’s ability to test for the disease and how to expand that capacity.
May 1, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON (ABC7) — On Friday, U.S. Representatives David Trone (D-Md.) and Guy Rechenthaler (R-Pa.) introduced a bipartisan bill that would enhance confidentiality requirements for federal law enforcement officers who take part in peer-to-peer mental health support groups.

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