I’m not in Congress to sit pretty for the rest of my life. I’m here to get results for the many Marylanders and their families who have struggled with addiction. We have to ensure that these families have the treatment and mental health resources they need to move forward.
We have already achieved so much by working together. We got the DUMP Opioids Act passed, started the @bamhtf, and this week, PASSED a bill to grant over $10 billion to states for opioid programs. I'm here to ensure that Congress doesn’t take its foot off the gas on these issues.
When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, I received an outpouring of support. I know for a fact folks struggling with addiction don't get that treatment. We have to stop treating addiction as a crime and start treating it as what it is: a disease. I’m proud to lead this effort.
I'm always upfront about why I ran for Congress. One of those reasons is my late nephew Ian, who died of an overdose. We need everyone to know what resources are out there to help them. Thanks, @frednewspost, for bringing more attention to this issue. https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/health/addictions-not-a-crime-family-loss-leads-to-u-s-rep-trones-fight-against-opioid/article_0c54559a-b15a-5917-a619-d2039d5d968f.htm
I shouldn't have to say this, but there is no place for hate or intolerance in this country. I am incredibly disappointed by Sunrise DC's effort to exclude Jewish groups from a voting rights demonstration. I join @RepRaskin in urging Sunrise DC to withdraw their statement.
Here is my statement on the statement sent out by D.C. Sunrise.
I'm always looking for more ways to support our #teachers. That's why I met with recipients of the "Teacher of the Year" award to talk about how I can help them in Congress. Declining mental health is a huge concern for both teachers and students. We MUST address this issue. Now.
COVID-19 has proven reliable internet is essential tool for every American.
@RepDavidTrone & @AppropsDems are fighting for federal funding that will create jobs by bringing broadband and 5G services to all our communities.
Read how here: https://www.marylandmatters.org/2021/10/21/rep-trone-5g-is-key-to-job-creation-and-bridging-the-digital-divide-in-maryland/
Thank you to @SenBobCasey, @RepSusanWild, @RepJohnJoyce, and @RepBrianFitz, for joining me in this effort. Bringing top-notch mental health care and resources to our students MATTERS! https://trone.house.gov/2021/10/21/trone-casey-introduce-bill-to-establish-commission-to-study-mental-health-supports-at-colleges-and-universities/
More than half of students between the ages of 18-24 have reported feelings of hopelessness. That's horrible. Today, I introduced the Higher Education Mental Health Act to help improve #mentalhealth care for students. This bill will help our students get the best care possible!
No one should lose their job or struggle to find work simply because they don’t have a reliable #broadband connection. As a businessman and a family man, I'm incredibly frustrated this is still a reality. We must #BuildBackBetter for the next generation. They're counting on us!
New post: Rep. Trone: 5G Is Key to Job Creation and Bridging the Digital Divide in Maryland https://www.marylandmatters.org/2021/10/21/rep-trone-5g-is-key-to-job-creation-and-bridging-the-digital-divide-in-maryland/