David Trone

[Congressional biography]

Born: September 21, 1955 in Cheverly, MD


  • Furman University, B.A., 1977
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1985


  • Founder/owner, Total Wine and More

Key House Vote Data for David Trone in 2021

Key vote data shown on this page comes from the American Conservative Union (ACU/CPAC) and Voteview.

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2021-01-13 Impeaching President Donald J. Trump -- Second Impeachment [HRES24] Agreed To
This resolution represents Speaker Pelosi's (D-CA) and Democratic Majority Leader Schumer's (D-NY) second politicized impeachment attack on President Donald J. Trump. This resolution wrongfully alleges that President Trump incited a crowd to breach the Capitol on January 6th and threatened the integrity of the democratic system by highlighting credible cases of vote fraud in the 2020 election. ACU recognizes that on multiple occasions President Trump called for the protests on that day to remain peaceful. ACU further recognizes that at the time of this vote President Trump was a private citizen and this impeachment solely served as a personal political attack to prevent President Trump from seeking a future term and deny him government benefits and Secret Service protection as a private citizen.

2021-02-05 Enriching Labor Unions via the "National Apprenticeship Act" [HR447] Passed
The National Apprenticeship Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Scott (D-VA), serves as a giveaway to union bosses and includes over $3.9 billion in new spending over the next five years. The bill also contains numerous provisions that grow federal control over apprenticeship programs and discriminate against non-union apprenticeships. ACU opposes enriching greedy union bosses at the expense of taxpayers and other non-union workers and employers.

2021-02-25 Expanding Lawsuit Abuse and Attacking Women's Sports via the "Equality Act" [HR5] Passed
The so-called Equality Act, sponsored by Rep. Cicilline (D-RI), serves as a new tool to enrich plaintiffs' attorneys and attack women's and girl's athletics. Specifically, the bill would expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, thus exposing private businesses to new avenues of frivolous litigation and forcing women to compete against biological males. ACU opposes this measure which is designed to destroy the institution of women's sports and enrich plaintiffs' attorneys through frivolous litigation.

2021-02-26 Waging War on American Energy Production via the "Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act" [HR803] Passed
The Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act, sponsored by Rep. DeGette (D-CO), combines eight public land bills. This draconian land conservation package wages war on American energy production by blocking mining, oil and natural gas extraction on an additional 1.2 million acres of public land. Furthermore, the bill completely eliminates recreation and responsible forest management on 1.5 million acres of federal land across multiple states. ACU supports growing American energy production, and opposes the federal government's enormous holdings and gross mismanagement of public land.

2021-02-27 Advancing $1.9 Trillion in Unnecessary COVID-19 Relief Spending via the "American Rescue Plan" [HR1319] Agreed To
This resolution, the so-called American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, unnecessarily plunges the nation trillions of dollars into additional debt under the guise of relief for COVID-19. This massive bill includes $1,400 checks for all individuals earning under $75,000 and further extends the $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits throughout the summer. ACU recognizes this program is rife with fraud and waste, supports the full reopening of the economy, and opposes discouraging employment and ruinous deficit spending.

2021-03-03 Authorizing Children to Vote in Federal Elections to Increase Democrat Political Power [HR1] Rejected
Pressley (D-MA) amendment to the "For the People Act" which is designed to boost the voting base of the Democratic party by lowering the federal voting age from 18 to 16. ACU recognizes that countless studies have shown brain development and maturity is not reached until an individual reaches their early 20s, hence multiple rights are age-restricted including military service (18) and tobacco and alcohol (21). ACU opposes this ploy by Democrats to prey on children who are not yet mature enough to comprehend the outcomes of their policies.

2021-03-03 Advancing the Left's All-Out Attack on the Police via the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act [HR1280] Passed
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Bass (D-CA), serves as an all-out attack on law enforcement and would have tremendous negative consequences on local communities and public safety. The bill contains numerous provisions that would expose officers to such great criminal and legal liabilities that they would be unable to properly carry out their duties as public servants. Additionally, the bill would essentially federalize local police departments, while doing nothing to address collective bargaining agreements which protect bad cops by making it nearly impossible to fire them. ACU opposes the promotion of lawlessness through the leftist notion of "defunding the police" and opposes this measure which harms public safety.

2021-03-03 Weakening Election Integrity and Infringing Free Speech via the "For the People Act" [HR1] Passed
The "For the People Act," sponsored by Rep. Sarbanes (D-MD), should be titled as the "For the Politicians Act" as it attempts to improve chances of election victories for Democrat politicians at the federal, state and local levels. The bill contains countless provisions which weaken election integrity and promote vote fraud such as same-day, online and automatic voter registration. The bill also imposes a myriad of new campaign finance disclosure requirements and even makes Election Day a federal holiday. ACU opposes this partisan political ploy which infringes free speech and disenfranchises legitimate voters by increasing the risk of voter fraud.

2021-03-11 Establishing a Costly and Burdensome Barrier to Exercise Second Amendment Rights via the "Bipartisan Background Checks Act" [HR8] Passed
The so-called Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Thompson (D-CA), would make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights by mandating "universal" background checks for nearly all private firearm sales and transfers. As a result, individuals privately selling a firearm would be forced to conduct the sale through a federal firearms licensee (FFL) and pay any fees charged by the FFL dealer. ACU recognizes that countless studies have found no correlation between imposing universal background checks and reducing unlawful usage of firearms. These sorts of legislative barriers do nothing to stop criminals from engaging in additional criminal behaviors; they just make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens who are not committing crimes to exercise their constitutional rights.

2021-03-17 Violating the Constitutional Amendment Process in Order to Advance the Long-Expired Equal Rights Amendment [HJRES17] Agreed To
This resolution, sponsored by Rep. Speier (D-CA), seeks to ratify the left's Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S. Constitution by eliminating the 1979 ratification deadline. The ERA has nothing to do with treating individuals equally, but instead is a tool that was introduced by the left in 1972 to provide judges with carte blanche authority to abuse the legal system, including attacking the private sector and providing "rights" to abortions. Proponents of the ERA failed to meet the congressionally established deadline (1979) for ratification by 37 states. In response, this unconstitutional resolution seeks to provide a retroactive 41-year extension.

2021-03-17 Reauthorizing and Expanding Gun Control Measures within the "Violence Against Women Act" [HR1620] Passed
This bill, sponsored by Rep. Jackson-Lee (D-TX), would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and violate Second Amendment rights through the expansion of the program's gun control measures. Specifically, the bill would rescind the Second Amendment rights of individuals with certain misdemeanors, a significant expansion which was previously only applied to individuals with certain felony convictions. Additionally, the bill would prevent a "dating partner" who is subject to restraining orders from purchasing a firearm, another expansion which the law currently only applies to married partners. The bill also contains countless new spending initiatives. ACU opposes this infringement of Second Amendment rights, and recognizes that VAWA has grown exponentially since its original passage and provides millions of taxpayer dollars to leftist organizations.

2021-03-18 Providing Amnesty and Welfare Benefits to Immigrants who Entered the Country Unlawfully via the "American Dream and Promise Act" [HR6] Passed
The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Roybal-Allard (D-CA), rewards immigrants who entered the country illegally as minors with amnesty and full access to taxpayer-funded benefits. Under the bill, immigrants who entered the country prior to 2021 when they were supposedly under the age of 18, are provided a pathway to citizenship, including voting rights and eligibility for welfare and subsidized college. The bill even grants amnesty to immigrants with criminal histories.

2021-04-13 Fueling Run-Away Spending by Overriding the Sequester Budget Restraints [HR1868] Agreed To
This bill further fuels run-away government spending by overriding the automatic spending cuts to Medicare put in place under the 2011 Budget Control Act, also known as the sequester. Specifically, the bill continues to exempt Medicare from sequestration (2% cut) until 2022 at a cost to taxpayers of $12.2 billion. The bill contains no other reforms or spending offsets. ACU believes the tea-party era sequester serves as one of the last hopes for fiscal responsibility, and opposes Congress' continual action of "kicking the can down the road" at a time when the national debt is set to exceed $30 trillion.

2021-04-15 Subjecting Businesses to Frivolous Litigation via the "Paycheck Fairness Act" [HR7] Passed
The so-called Paycheck Fairness Act, sponsored by Rep. DeLauro (D-CT), serves as a new mechanism to enrich greedy plaintiffs' attorneys through frivolous litigation. Under the bill, employers are prohibited from asking about an applicant's salary history and must abide by multiple new mandates when determining wages for prospective employees. Additionally, the resolution forces employers to turn over detailed private wage data to the government. ACU opposes this measure which has the potential to devastate small businesses by exposing them to lawsuit abuse.

2021-04-16 Imposing Excessive New Workplace Regulations via the "Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act" [HR1195] Passed
The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act, sponsored by Rep. Courtney (D-CT), directs bureaucrats within OSHA to impose new mandates on employers within the health care and social services industries concerning workplace violence prevention. Under the bill, employers will be forced to provide annual training and education to employees, maintain detailed records of workplace violence risk and incidents, and submit annual reports to the government. ACU recognizes businesses are incentivized to maintain safe and productive work environments to retain top talent and profit, and opposes empowering unaccountable bureaucrats to saddle businesses with costly unnecessary regulations.

2021-04-21 Weakening National Security via the "No Travel Ban Act" [HR1333] Passed
The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act, sponsored by Rep. Chu (D-CA), weakens national security by largely stripping the President of the authority to restrict travel from countries due to the addition of "religion" as a protected characteristic under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The bill is in response to President Trump's efforts to combat terrorist activities by instituting travel bans on the countries of Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, which the left has mischaracterized as a "Muslim ban." ACU recognizes that nearly every President including Obama and Biden have used this authority to protect our country and opposes the left's quest to advance an open borders foreign policy.

2021-04-22 Expanding Democratic Political Power through DC Statehood [HR51] Passed
The Washington DC Admission Act, sponsored by Rep. Norton (D-DC), is designed to expand the power of the Democrat Party by making the District of Columbia the 51st state. Under the bill, the heavily Democratic-leaning district would be apportioned two senators in the U.S. Senate and one representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. The federal district would be reduced to a small strip of land that would include the U.S. Capitol Building, the White House and the National Mall. ACU recognizes this is purely a political measure to shift the balance of power in Congress by granting a heavily liberal region three new members. ACU further recognizes that if politicians truly cared about representation, they would ask Maryland to follow Virginia's lead in absorbing its portion of the district that was previously included in the state's borders.

2021-05-14 Expanding Lawsuit Abuse and Excessive Labor Mandates via the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" [HR1065] Passed
The so-called Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, sponsored by Rep. Nadler (D-NY), would subject businesses to lawsuit abuse by imposing a series of excessive workplace mandates on employers. Under the bill, employers with 15 or more employees would be forced to alter operations in order to afford pregnant women a series of expanded benefits including modified work schedules, job restructuring, the acquisition or modification of equipment, and various other requested accommodations. Additionally, employers would be prohibited from placing pregnant employees on leave if there is another "reasonable accommodation" available. ACU recognizes the challenges of choosing life and raising a child but believes this measure will merely empower plaintiffs' attorneys to pursue frivolous litigation against employers.

2021-05-18 Providing DOJ Bureaucrats Over-Reaching New Authority via the "COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act" [S937] Agreed To
This bill, known as the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, provides overly broad authority to bureaucrats within the Department of Justice to advance the enforcement of "hate crimes." Under the bill, the DOJ must issue guidance to state and local governments regarding hate crimes and establish online reporting, telephone hotlines and education campaigns. Additionally, the bill establishes new grant programs which direct millions of dollars of potentially wasteful spending to local governments and community organizations. ACU recognizes that "hate crime" statutes violate the double jeopardy clause of U.S. Constitution by allowing individuals to be tried for the same crime twice. ACU opposes providing bureaucrats within the DOJ over-reaching new authority -- especially at a time when they are doing things like tagging concerned parents as "domestic terrorists" for questioning actions of local school boards.

2021-05-19 Advancing a Partisan Political Attack Through the Establishment of a January 6th Committee [HR3233] Agreed To
This resolution illegally establishes a committee falsely claiming to investigate the breach of the U.S. Capitol. Under House rules, Republican leadership selects members to the committee. But under this resolution, Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) can hand pick anyone she wants. In addition, this so-called committee has subpoena powers and is prohibited from investigating how Democrats were involved in illegal actions. ACU opposes utilizing taxpayer funds and resources to carry out baseless attacks on political opponents.

2021-06-24 Hiking Regulatory Costs in the Lending Industry via the "LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act" [HR1443] Passed
The so-called LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act sponsored by Rep. Torres (D-NY), saddles banking and lending firms with even greater regulatory costs and serves as yet another tool for plaintiffs' attorneys to advance frivolous litigation. Specifically, the bill forces financial institutions to collect and report application data regarding LGBTQ owned businesses under the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's fair lending laws. ACU opposes this measure which imposes yet another regulatory cost on businesses and is designed to enrich plaintiffs' attorneys through frivolous litigation.

2021-06-24 Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Plan B Abortion Inducing Drugs via the "Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act" [HR239] Passed
The so-called Equal Access to Contraception for Veterans Act, sponsored by Rep. Brownley (D-CA), forces taxpayers to provide free contraceptives to veterans, including "Plan B" or "morning after" pills which induce abortions. ACU has long supported the Hyde Amendment and opposes forcing taxpayers to fund contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs.

2021-06-25 Repealing Trump Administration Reforms to Draconian Obama-era Methane Emission Mandates [SJRES14] Agreed To
No Vote
This resolution would invoke the Congressional Review Act in an attempt to repeal the reforms made by the Trump administration to the draconian methane emission mandates implemented by the Obama administration. Under Obama's EPA countless regulations were imposed on the oil and gas sector which were onerous and unworkable, especially for independent and small producers. ACU supported the Trump administration reforms which provided a better balance of environmental protection while unleashing American energy production.

2021-06-28 Fueling Run-Away Spending by Doubling the Budget of the National Science Foundation [HR2225] Agreed To
The National Science Foundation for the Future Act, sponsored by Rep. Johnson (D-TX), further fuels run-away government spending by more than doubling the budget of the National Science Foundation over the next five years from $8.5 billion to $18.3 billion. Much of the new funding would go towards unnecessary initiatives best performed by the private sector, as well as leftist initiatives such as research in "climate change and environmental sustainability" and "social and economic inequality". ACU supports cutting and eliminating all unnecessary government initiatives, especially at a time when the national debt is soaring past $30 trillion.

2021-06-28 Mandating $50 Billion in New Spending on Climate Change and Unnecessary Initiatives via the "Department of Energy Science for the Future Act" [HR3593] Agreed To
The Department of Energy Science for the Future Act, sponsored by Johnson (D-TX), further fuels run-away government spending by providing the Department of Energy's Office of Science an additional $50 billion over the next 5 years. The funds will be used for numerous research initiatives best performed by the private sector as well as leftist projects relating to climate change and energy efficiency. ACU supports cutting and eliminating all unnecessary government initiatives, especially at a time when the national debt is soaring past $30 trillion.

2021-06-28 Channeling Billions of Taxpayer Funds Oversees for Duplicative Initiatives via the "Global Health Security Act" [HR391] Agreed To
The Global Health Security Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Connolly (D-VA), would force taxpayers to send billions of additional dollars overseas for the creation of yet another international organization -- the so-called Global Health Security Agenda Interagency Review Council. The council will supposedly be made up of 30 countries and advance global health and pandemic preparedness. ACU recognizes that the U.S. already funds countless international organizations already performing these initiatives including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Health Security Initiative, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, the Vaccine Alliance, and dozens of entities run by the United Nations. ACU supports an America First agenda and President Trump's actions to withdraw the U.S. from corrupt international entities such as the WHO, and opposes channeling even more taxpayer funds overseas to failed and duplicative initiatives.

2021-07-21 Imposing Excessive Regulations within the Chemical Industry via the "PFAS Action Act" [HR2467] Passed
The PFAS Action Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Dingell (D-MI), places overreaching regulations on chemical compounds that are used in thousands of consumer products including cookware, food packaging and firefighting. Specifically, the bill designates two PFAS compounds (PFOA and PFOS) as "hazardous substances" and directs the EPA to potentially designate over 7,800 other PFAS compounds as hazardous. ACU believes government action should be based on sound scientific data that demonstrate a legitimate risk to public health and safety, and opposes this bill's hasty and heavy-handed regulations that ultimately enrich plaintiffs' attorneys.

2021-09-23 Weakening National Security by Blocking Nuclear Weapon Modernization [HR4350] Rejected
Garamendi (D-CA) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would severely jeopardize national security by blocking funding for nuclear weapon modernization initiatives. Specifically, the bill would prohibit funding for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Program and the W87-1 warhead modification program, which are replacing the nearly 50-year-old Minuteman III Intercontinental ballistic missile system. ACU firmly believes in President Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" doctrine, and supports strengthening our national security by ensuring our military is as strong and prepared as possible, especially at a time when China is deploying an enormous new nuclear arsenal.

2021-09-23 Cutting National Defense to Expand Leftist Welfare Initiatives [HR4350] Rejected
Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would enact an across the board 10% cut ($78 billion) to the defense budget, with the exception of military personnel. According to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's testimony, the funds should be used to expand leftist welfare initiatives relating to affordable housing, healthcare, unemployment and COVID-19. ACU opposes redirecting funding to wasteful leftist welfare initiatives.

2021-09-24 Codifying Roe v. Wade and Providing a "Right" to Abortion at Any Stage via the "Women's Health Protection Act" [HR3755] Passed
The so-called Women's Health Protection Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Chu (D-CA), represents one of the most extreme attacks on the lives of the unborn. Specifically, the bill codifies Roe v. Wade into law while establishing a "right" to abortion on demand nationwide and at any stage of pregnancy. The bill would also force taxpayers, employers and insurers to pay for abortion and eliminate nearly every limitation or requirement put in place by any of the 50 states.

2021-09-30 Funding Biden's Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates and Reckless Spending [HR5305] Agreed To
This is the first continuing resolution that funds the federal government through early December 2021, including the enforcement of the Biden administration's unconstitutional vaccination mandates on private businesses. The resolution also represents a lost opportunity to force significant spending cuts and combat the ludicrous fiscal agenda of the Biden administration such as "Build Back Better". ACU opposes the Biden administration's attack on individual liberties through vaccination mandates and supports all efforts to reign in the nation's out-of-control spending and nearly $30 trillion national debt.

2021-10-19 Increasing Unnecessary Government Spending in the Pharmaceutical Industry [HR4369] Agreed To
The National Centers of Excellence in Advanced and Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Pallone (D-NJ), rams through $100 million in unnecessary spending within the pharmaceutical industry. The funds are to be doled out to institutions of higher education to "support the development and implementation of continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing." ACU recognizes higher education subsidies represent one of the largest transfers of wealth from lower-income individuals to higher-income individuals, and believes the private sector is the best institution to advance and fund this research, instead of socializing these costs onto taxpayers.

2021-11-03 Expressing Support for a Free Cuba and Condemning the Communist Regime [HRES760] Agreed To
This resolution, sponsored by Rep. Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), expresses solidarity with Cuban citizens demonstrating peacefully for fundamental freedoms and condemns the Communist Cuban regime. In July, thousands of Cubans took to the streets to express their dissatisfaction, and multiple additional demonstrations took place across the United States. ACU condemns all Communist and authoritarian governments and supports a free Cuba.

2021-11-05 Authorizing Countless Wasteful Spending Initiatives via the $1 Trillion "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act" [HR3684] Agreed To
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act contains over $1 trillion dollars in spending, with only a small fraction of the funds directed to actual infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Instead, the bill contains funding for an endless list of liberal priorities such as electric vehicles, green energy and special programs to benefit labor unions. The bill also contains countless new costly regulations (such as automatic emergency braking systems for new vehicles) and various other protectionist mandates. ACU opposes this grab bag of wasteful spending to benefit special interests under the guise of improving the nation's roadways. (Members of "The Squad" who opposed the bill for not including even greater spending were recorded as opposing the ACU position.)

2021-11-19 Advancing $1.8 Trillion in New Social Spending via the "Build Back Better Act" [HR5376] Passed
The so-called "Build Back Better" Act is nearly 2,500 pages long and contains nearly every leftist priority ranging from subsidies for renewable energy to government-provided pre-K and childcare to a new federal paid leave program. The bill, which is a signature priority for the Biden administration, costs $1.8 trillion and includes numerous tax hikes on corporations and individuals. ACU opposes destroying economic growth and further growing the nation's $30 trillion national debt.

2021-11-30 Advancing a $400 Million Government Vaccine Tracking System via the "Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act" [HR550] Agreed To
The Immunization Infrastructure Modernization Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Kuster (D-NH), serves as a slippery slope to a creeping Federal Vaccine Database. The bill authorizes $400 million to fund a "confidential" population-based, computerized database that records immunization doses administered by any health care provider to persons within the geographic area covered by that database. ACU supports strong privacy rights and opposes the surveillance state and government tracking of vaccination status which may be used to infringe individual liberties.

2021-12-07 Raising the Debt Limit and Fueling Run-Away Spending via the "Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act" [S610] Passed
The so-called Protecting Medicare and American Farmers from Sequester Cuts Act further fuels Congress' spending free-for-all by bypassing the filibuster and permitting the debt limit to be raised with only 51 votes in the Senate. Additionally, the bill once again overrides the sequester spending cuts applied to Medicare by preventing a 4% statutory cut through 2023 and delaying the other 2% cut through March 31, 2022. ACU believes the tea-party era sequester serves as one of the last hopes for fiscal responsibility and opposes Congress' continual action of "kicking the can down the road" at a time when the national debt is set to exceed $30 trillion.

2021-12-08 Expanding Government Bureaucracy via the "Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act" [HR4555] Agreed To
The Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act of 2021, sponsored by Rep. Cardenas (D-CA), further grows the role of government by expanding the Public Health Service Act to include "oral health literacy and awareness" in public education campaigns. There are countless initiatives already being conducted at the state and local levels surrounding oral health, and ACU believes the private sector and charitable organizations are best equipped to solve these issues.

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