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Trone Says Western Maryland Stands to Benefit Directly from COVID Relief Bill

March 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Congressman David Trone this week hosted a virtual press conference about how Western Marylanders stand to benefit from the newest COVID-19 relief bill, the American Rescue Plan, which the House passed over the weekend and is currently being considered by the Senate. Over the past year, Congressman Trone, a Democrat, said he has heard from hundreds of workers, families, and business owners in Western Maryland struggling with the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. He has worked closely with local leaders, even leading a bipartisan request with over 60 local leaders, including Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss, to Congressional leadership urging more state and local funding. Trone said the American Rescue Plan includes $350 billion in state and local funding which could provide a major boost for Western Maryland…