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“Throughout our nation’s history, U.S. Service Academies have played an important role in preparing young people for service to our country. Pennsylvania never has been short of patriotic young men and women willing to step forward and answer the call of duty. It is my honor to help them take advantage of the opportunities provided by these institutions because preparing tomorrow's generation of leaders is critical to our success in the future.”
"In my district alone, Tobyhanna Army Depot, the army’s only C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) depot, generates $1.68 in economic activity for every dollar invested. Additionally, every job at Tobyhanna generates two and half jobs in the larger local community."
Thanks to the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce for having me as their keynote speaker to a crowd of over 250 people at their luncheon last week. Here I am with Jim Bohorad, Outgoing Chamber President, Mark Fanelli, Incoming Chamber President, and Bob Carl, Executive Director of the Chamber.
Congratulations to the BAE Systems employees in Jessup who have reached this outstanding achievement. These employees are making our region proud through exceptional expertise and workmanship. More importantly, they’re helping protect our warfighters with lightweight, life-saving equipment. The work that they do is creating excellent paying jobs locally in Jessup and is also strengthening our nation’s security.
Rep. Cartwright Welcomes Troop 16 from Scranton!Last week Rep. Cartwright welcomed the Boy Scouts Troop 16 from Scranton, PA to the U.S. Capitol! A great group of young men!
In The News
By Ed O'Keefe , Updated: February 20, 2013
SAINT CLAIR - The Columbia Hose Company No. 2 was selected to receive a $39,900 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
In a rare occurrence for a congressional freshman, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, was elected to serve as the ranking member of a subcommittee.
Seven Scranton High School students were in Washington, D.C., visiting monuments, touring museums and witnessing Monday's inauguration of President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL) introduced H.R. 2020, the bipartisan Truth-In-Tuition Act, which requires universities and colleges to provide a four-year price model for students and parents so they can plan for the ever-increasing costs of higher education.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright made the following statement today in response to reports that Internal Revenue Service singled out groups seeking tax-exempt status based upon their political affiliation:
WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright along with U.S. Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) introduced the bi-partisan Foreign Manufacturers Legal Accountability Act (FMLAA) with 31 original co-sponsors.
WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright testified before the House Committee on Armed Services. Below is video and text of Cartwright’s comments.
WASHINGTON – Today, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing on “Benghazi: Exposing Failure and Recognizing Courage.” Below is Rep. Cartwright’s statement on the hearing.