Sean Trambley
Sean Trambley

Sean Trambley

Sean Trambley is a Contributor for The Well News. A seasoned communications and policy professional with more than a decade of communications experience in Washington, DC and California, Sean served as the Communications Director and Legislative Assistant for former Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-CA) from 2008 until his retirement in 2012. Later, he joined the Democracy Initiative as the Sr. Communications Strategist, a coalition of 60 environment, labor, and civil rights organizations committed to democracy reform. Sean now resides in Martinez, California where he founded SMT Strategies and works as a communications and public affairs consultant for campaigns, non-profits, and corporations. In 2016, he was appointed to the Martinez Planning Commission and also serves on the board of the Contra Costa Young Democrats.


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October 2, 2020
by Sean Trambley
Bipartisan Senate Resolution Would Designate Malnutrition Awareness Week

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan resolution introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Chuck Grassly, R-Iowa, would designate Oct. 5-9 “Malnutrition... Read More

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan resolution introduced by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Chuck Grassly, R-Iowa, would designate Oct. 5-9 “Malnutrition Awareness Week.” Malnutrition is a significant problem in the United States and results from eating a diet which does not supply a healthy amount of one... Read More

October 23, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Ending Broadcast TV Blackouts at Center of STELAR Reauthorization

With what seems like an annual tradition, consumers flip on their TV to catch a playoff game or some other... Read More

With what seems like an annual tradition, consumers flip on their TV to catch a playoff game or some other “must see TV” program only to find the station blacked out in the pay TV provider’s lineup because the provider can’t reach an agreement with the... Read More

September 20, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Shalala, Gaetz Seek to Reschedule Cannabis and Develop National Research Agenda

Reps. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act, bipartisan legislation that... Read More

Reps. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act, bipartisan legislation that would facilitate research into the potential medical benefits and public health impacts of marijuana.  The bill would develop a national cannabis research agenda, direct the U.S.... Read More

September 17, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Booker, Haaland Release Climate Bill Focused on Farm Programs, Reforestation, and Wetlands Restoration

Freshman U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., in introducing a climate change bill focused on... Read More

Freshman U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., joined U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., in introducing a climate change bill focused on voluntary farm and ranch conservation practices, massive reforestation, and wetlands restoration.  The lawmakers say the Climate Stewardship Act of 2019 was inspired by measures implemented in... Read More

September 17, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Brindisi Bill Would Require VA Women Veteran Call Center to Be Text Accessible

Freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a member of the bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force, has introduced legislation to mandate accessibility for... Read More

Freshman Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a member of the bipartisan Women Veterans Task Force, has introduced legislation to mandate accessibility for women at the VA’s healthcare call center. Brindisi’s legislation, H.R. 2972, would statutorily require the Veterans Affairs Women Veterans Call Center be accessible via text and... Read More

August 23, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Freshman Rep. Haaland Introduces Bill to Incentivize Family-Friendly Workplaces

In July, freshman Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., was joined by a dozen colleagues to introduce important legislation aimed at supporting... Read More

In July, freshman Representative Deb Haaland, D-N.M., was joined by a dozen colleagues to introduce important legislation aimed at supporting family-friendly workplaces and incentivizing businesses to implement family-friendly policies for their workers.  H.R. 3838, the Honoring Family Friendly Workplaces Act, would create a Department of Labor... Read More

August 13, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Wexton Seeks to Restore Autonomy, Dignity to Nursing Home Residents on Medicaid

In July, freshman Representative Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., introduced the Personal Needs Allowance Modernization Act to improve the financial security of... Read More

In July, freshman Representative Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., introduced the Personal Needs Allowance Modernization Act to improve the financial security of Medicaid beneficiaries living in nursing facilities.  Currently, Medicaid beneficiaries who are eligible for nursing care must contribute almost their entire personal income to the cost of... Read More

August 10, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Sherill, Gottheimer and King Move to Keep Treasury From Blocking Charitable Contributions

Representatives Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Peter King, R-N.Y., have introduced H.J. Res. 72 to overturn U.S. Treasury... Read More

Representatives Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Peter King, R-N.Y., have introduced H.J. Res. 72 to overturn U.S. Treasury Department regulations that bar the deduction of charitable contributions from federal taxes.  The bipartisan action comes after the Treasury, in June, barred municipalities from creating work... Read More

August 6, 2019
by Sean Trambley
Houlahan, Balderson Lead Bipartisan Effort to Bolster Grants To Spark Small Business Innovation

Freshman Representative Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., was joined by Representative Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, to introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to enhance... Read More

Freshman Representative Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., was joined by Representative Troy Balderson, R-Ohio, to introduce bipartisan and bicameral legislation to enhance commercialization services for federally funded research and development.  Introduced in the House on July 18, H.R. 3839, the Research Advancing to Market Production (RAMP) for Innovators... Read More

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