Rep. Cartwright: Time for House Republicans to Face the Facts on Climate CrisisIn the face of rising asthma rates, record droughts and surging oceans there can be no question: the climate crisis threatens the health of our communities, the strength of our economy, and the security of our nation. The urgency of climate change has brought together leaders from 195 nations for a historic summit in Paris to protect the air we breathe and ensure we leave a safe future for our children.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease. To help level the playing field for miners battling this debilitating, potentially fatal disease, the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2015 was introduced by Cartwright and Senator Bob Casey.
Cartwright Re-Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather IncidentsU.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Leonard Lance introduced the bipartisan Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness Act, a commonsense bill that will enhance the federal government’s ability to plan and prepare for the risks associated with extreme weather incidents.
Rep. Cartwright Questions KeyPoint CEO Regarding the OPM Data BreachOn June 24, 2015 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on the recent cyber attack against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The committee examined serious data breaches that occurred last year at the agency's two contractors, KeyPoint Government Solutions and USIS.
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Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant worth $1,248,681 over five years ($249,866 distributed in FY 2016 and similar amounts in each of the next four years) to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bicameral Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 5500, legislation that would prohibit the practice of self-bonding nationwide.
Washington, DC – Today, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, while the United States has made steps to address weather-related disasters, numerous lessons can be learned from other countries across the world which have passed laws and have taken concrete strides to mitigate the risk of climate change.
Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s The Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act of 2016 passed the U.S. House 366-0. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy.
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $40,000 Economic Impact Grant and $34,200 Community Facility Loan to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service.