Rep. Cartwright had the honor or presenting Dr. Joseph Schectman of Scranton with his Bronze Star for Valor he displayed in the Battle of the Bulge, north of Bastogne, fearlessly running messages as the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was under massive assault by Nazi Panzer Divisions. One of 9 medals presented to Dr. Schectman.
U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Bob Casey called on the U.S. Army Corps to fully support the feasibility study of Solomon Creek in Luzerne County. The creek is in close proximity to a residential area, school, hospital, and utilities, all of which could suffer damage if the creek were to flood in the event of a major storm.
This week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was appointed to serve on the Democratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn. The Task Force, which will be chaired by Clyburn, will drive new efforts to increase voter participation in the political process.
Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the swift, unanimous House passage of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act – bipartisan legislation originally introduced in the 113th Congress – to address the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans.
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Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Summit Station Fire Company #1. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a bipartisan resolution to designate the month of May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.
The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 75,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year and more than 16,000 will die from the disease.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bi-partisan Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2015.
The legislation follows the advice of medical professionals and aims to help protect the health and safety of boxers by updating the 20-year-old Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996.
Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Lafayette College a $10,000 grant.
The funds will be used to support Remembering Mulgrew: Perspectives on Jazz Keyboard.