Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright introduced a resolution to increase awareness about cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks.  This legislation would designate February 26 through March 4 as National Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week.

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) re-introduced the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act. This bipartisan bill would improve educational services for students with sensory disabilities.

Feb 9, 2017 Page

As a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, I am committeed to ensuring that our federal dollars are spent wisely and in the best interests of the American people.

If you would like to submit an appropriations request for Fiscal Year 2018, please visit the PA-17 Appropriations Request Form.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act.  This legislation aims to reduce the wait times for veterans seeking mental health care by allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a fast-track process for hiring psychiatrists.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, at the special request of Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was elected to the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee.

Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Save Access to a Valuable Investment Needed to Generate Savings (SAVINGS) Act. This bill would prohibit the Department of Treasury from discontinuing the Tax-Time Savings Bond Program unless a universally accessible non-electronic alternative was implemented.

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced his subcommittee assignments for the House Committee on Appropriations.  Cartwright will serve on the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee and the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee.

Rep. Cartwright said, “I intend to use my voice and vote on the Appropriations Committee to protect the health and retirement security of my constituents and to help spur economic growth in the 17th congressional district.”

Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee by the House Democratic Leadership.

The committee—which includes other members of Leadership, appointed members, and regionally elected members—advises the House Democratic Leadership on policy and appoints other Democratic Members of Congress to House committees.

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying behavior within schools.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 3 students say they have been bullied at school.  Moreover, 1 out of 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, in the face of global climate change, more can be done in the United States to share useful climate data so that leaders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as those in the private sector, can better prepare for future extreme weather events and prevent billions of dollars in damages.