Last week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act, introduced on March 7th of this year, was added to Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (MD-5) “Make it in America” legislative program.
Rep. Cartwright Volunteers to Stamp Out HungerU.S. Representative Matt Cartwright joined a local letter carrier in Scranton to collect non-perishable food donations along local postal routes. It is the nation's largest single-day food drive, and is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam.
What's Fair is FairThis week, the House will vote on extending certain tax credits without a pay for. Speaker John Boehner, has said that he will not extend emergency unemployment insurance benefits for over 2 million Americans without a pay for.
The Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2014 would make the current pepper spray pilot program permanent.
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Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $48,023 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the West End Fire & Rescue Company in Mahanoy City.
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Wilkes-Barre Police Department an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) worth $30,275. The JAG award will be distributed via the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the award of $23,898 to the City of Scranton for the purchase of two new police cars for general patrol use. The award was made by the U.S. Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a military contract valued at $8,420,783 to General Dynamics in Scranton for the manufacture, assembly, and shipment of 23,961 M1 High Fragmentation projectile metal parts, a 105mm high fragmentation round used by artillery systems.
Easton, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright toured Praxair’s Stockertown, Northampton County facility, where he met with several employees, including plant manager Mike Saltarelli, to discuss the economic impact of the company within the 17th Congressional District.