Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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  • Cartwright Unveils Economic Development Video Highlighting Easton

    Today, U.S. Representative unveiled "Discovering the 17th Congressional District: Easton." The video is a collaboration between local elected officials and economic development organizations.
  • Cartwright Welcomes Ukrainian President Poroshenko on the House Floor

    "I was honored to join my House and Senate colleagues this morning in welcoming Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. As a foreign leader fighting for those same values that Americans hold dear, President Poroshenko was given the rare honor of addressing a Joint Session of Congress. He used the opportunity to thank the American people for standing alongside the people of Ukraine. Both the American people and its government remain committed supporting and assisting Ukraine's government. As a member of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, I was especially glad to have the chance to chat briefly with President Poroshenko on the House floor.”
  • Statement on the Expansion of Prescription Drug Take-Back Programs at DoD and VA

    U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released a statement after Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a new regulation that authorizes the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to operate prescription drug take-back programs.
  • House Passes Cartwright’s Energy Efficiency Bill

    This week, Congressman Matt Cartwright’s Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014 (H.R. 4092) unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Cartwright Legislation Added to ‘Make it in America’ Program

    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.

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Oct 22, 2014 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Northampton County Area Community College a $134,400.00 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operator Safety Training grant.  The grant was awarded through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

Oct 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Last month, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Community Integration Act, H.R. 5547, legislation that would provide Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities greater access to home and community based services.  U.S. Senator and HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) previously introduced the legislation in the Senate.

Oct 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Last month, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act, H.R. 5548, legislation that would create clean technology and advanced manufacturing commercialization centers to promote domestic development, manufacture, and deployment of clean technologies.

Sep 23, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $300,000 Second Chance Act Mentoring grant to the Employment Opportunity and Training Center in Scranton.  The funds will be distributed via the Office of Justice Programs.

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