Trone is the representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Trone is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Trone.
Trone is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Trone has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 21, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Trone sits on the following committees:
Trone was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 6843 (116th): Food and Nutrition Provider Emergency Support Act of 2020
- H.R. 5909 (116th): Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Trone sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Trone’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3549: To direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot grant program to ...
- H.R. 3226: Accurate Reporting of Smoking Variants Act of 2021
- H.R. 3070: COPS Counseling Act
- H.R. 3071: Public Safety Officer Support Act of 2021
- H.R. 2636: Strengthening our Health Security Through Resilient Medical Supply Chains Annual Review Act of ...
- H.R. 2607: FASTER Presumptions Act
- H.R. 2538: FENTANYL Results Act
From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Trone missed 29 of 1,128 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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