Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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  • 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.
  • Rep. Cartwright Volunteers to Stamp Out Hunger

    U.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.

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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.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after his bill, HR 3573, Wage Grade Employee Parity Act, was included in the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, FY 2015:

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the passage of H.J. Res. 124 the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015.  The legislation provides funding for the U.S. Federal Government operations through December 11, 2014:

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