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May 1, 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, 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.
May 1, 2020 Press Release
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.
April 30, 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 $9,043,232 in COVID-19 relief for tenant-based housing voucher recipients in Maryland through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
April 29, 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 approval by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of Maryland’s plan to provide new Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) assistance to all Maryland children who would receive free or reduced-price lunches if not for school closures. The Maryland Department of Human Services estimates that approximately 427,000 children will benefit from the program for a combined value of over $49 million in estimated assistance. Maryland is one of 12 states whose plans have already been approved.
April 29, 2020 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Today, Congressman David Trone (D-MD) and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) announced they were joined yesterday by members of the Maryland and Washington business communities to discuss challenges and solutions for businesses across the country during the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) hosted a conversation about how to help children cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic with pediatrician and Congresswoman Kim Schrier (WA-08). The conversation is the second 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. His first discussion featured a conversation on mental health with Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA-04).
April 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David Trone, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition, Oversight and Department Operations, and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, along with 140 colleagues in both the House and Senate, urged Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to work directly with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure that the millions of Americans who are now eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid due to job loss or reduction in income are informed that they are also eligible for the FCC’s Lifeline program. The Lifeline program is the primary federal program charged with helping low-income families obtain broadband and telephone services.
April 24, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S Congressman David Trone, Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin along with Representatives Steny H. Hoyer, Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, and Jamie B. Raskin, urged Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to immediately distribute funds included in the CARES Act to support efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes.
April 24, 2020 Press Release
PHILADELPHIA (April 24, 2020) – In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $240,000 today to replace 12 older diesel school buses in Maryland. The funds are among $11.5 million going to replace 580 older diesel school buses in 157 school bus fleets in 43 states and Puerto Rico, each of which will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The new buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage. In Maryland, the funds are going to: Allegany County School District ($40,000) Frederick County School District ($200,000)
April 24, 2020 Press Release
GAITHERSBURG, MD - Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) held a scam prevention webinar with hundreds of attendees and a panel of experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, and the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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April 23, 2020 In The News
The Maryland Congressional Delegation has announced more than $107 Million in coronavirus economic relief for the state’s airports.
April 17, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — A recent study reveals nearly 70% of Americans are dealing with more anxiety during this pandemic, as many are worried about securing their jobs, homes and just overall living that normal life that we’re all used to.
April 15, 2020 In The News
MARYLAND (WDVM) — While the United States adjusts to a new normal during the coronavirus outbreak with closed schools, ban on social events and increasingly high unemployment — there is another medical concern to discuss: Mental health.
April 15, 2020 In The News
A New Jersey law requiring conversations between prescribers and patients to discuss risks of addiction before an opioid-based pain reliever is prescribed, resulted in a more than fourfold increase in the percentage of doctors warning patients about the risks of addiction and a significant drop in patients started on opioids. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrew Kolodny, medical director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Dr. Kolodny presented the findings today at the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, which was held virtually, rather than at its original Nashville location.
April 15, 2020 In The News
In Wednesday’s morning plenary session in the Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit, three U.S. representatives expressed cautious optimism about the nation’s drug overdose death rate dropping by 4.6% in 2018—the first decline recorded in decades—but added that neither that development nor the COVID-19 crisis is a reason to throttle back now.
April 14, 2020 In The News
The full Maryland congressional delegation, including U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen Steny H. Hoyer, C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B. Raskin and David Trone, today sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar urging him to target future monies from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) toward Maryland hospitals, health care providers, and other health care entities that need them most. These funds will help Maryland providers acquire crucial resources including COVID-19 testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and other medical equipment and supplies. As the Members note, this letter comes as Maryland, and in particular, the Baltimore-Washington Corridor, has been declared an emerging hotspot by the federal government.
April 14, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and the full Maryland Congressional Delegation, including Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin and Congressmen C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, John P. Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Anthony G. Brown, Jamie B.

April 13, 2020 In The News
Maryland’s congressional delegation announced Monday that the state’s higher eduction institutions and their students would receive $170.5 million under the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to help with the financial burden caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
April 11, 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. Raskin and David Trone, yesterday announced the award of $742,225,306 for Maryland hospitals and health care providers through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF). Created through the CARES Act, this program was designed to enable health care providers to cover the costs of responding to COVID-19.
April 11, 2020 In The News
WASHINGTON, DC –On April 8, 2020, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05), Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, along with Representatives Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, Andy Harris, M.D., Jamie Raskin, Anthony Brown, and David Trone wrote a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Department to immediately provide the funding passed within the CARES Act to state and local governments. In their letter, the Members stress the urgent need for the distribution of these funds and ask the Secretary to ensure flexibility in their use.

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