Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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May 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Bill Posey (R-FL) re-introduced legislation to make federal agency settlements more transparent. The bipartisan Truth in Settlements Act would require federal agencies to publicly disclose the terms of non-confidential settlements obtained from offenders. U.S.

May 24, 2017 Press Release

Frackville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the Altamont Fire Company with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 19, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that Lafayette College received a $32,175 federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This grant will provide support for graduate students and young researchers from the U.S. interested in attending the Between Geometry and Relativity summer school or conference.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would make financial literacy education more accessible to students.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) has received $139,500 in federal grant funds from NeighborWorks America.  This funding will support NWNEPA’s housing and community development activities. 

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Palmer Municipal Fire Department with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Northampton County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Lower Mount Bethel Township Sandt’s Eddy Fire Company an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Monroe County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announce d the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company with Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to the Ravine Fire Company No. 1, Pine Grove, Friendship Fire Company, Frackville, and Good Will Hose Company, Frackville. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Feb 25, 2016 In The News
State Official to Seek Cap on ACA Risk Adjustment Payments

Bloomberg BNA

By Sara Hansard | February 24, 2016 6:57PM ET

Feb. 24 (BNA) -- Maryland's insurance commissioner told Bloomberg BNA Feb. 24 he'll look at ways to help nonprofit CO-OPs created under the ACA and other new plans remain viable under the law's risk-sharing programs.

Apr 28, 2015 In The News
Lithuanian ambassador to America visits Penn State Schuylkill

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Penn State Schuylkill had a special international guest on Monday with a visit by Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico Žygimantas Pavilionis.

Apr 27, 2015 In The News
Cartwright joins PennEnviroment to support EPA wetlands rule

BRENDAN GIBBONS, STAFF WRITER

A proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would extend crucial protection to Pennsylvania wetlands, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Friday.

Jan 14, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright’s legislation to grant a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 1,809 non-salaried Tobyhanna Army Depot employees and other blue-collar federal workers has been included in the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that the House is expected to pass today.

Jan 10, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright apparently has done his homework — he received a top grade for his first year in office from an independent government tracking website.

Aug 3, 2013 In The News
The Morning Call

WASHINGTON — — Matt Cartwright starts this day as he has most mornings since being sworn into Congress seven months ago: two cups of coffee, two bowls of rice cereal sprinkled with flax seeds and a long jog around the Capitol.

Jul 28, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

As he ran for Congress last year, Matt Cartwright pointedly said he would represent "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" if elected.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

Hazardous wastes produced during the extraction of oil and natural gas would be subject to federal law to the same extent as wastes produced by other industries under a bill introduced this week by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

KINGSTON - About 750,000 low-income women and children nationwide could be turned away from an effective nutrition program as a result of budget cuts, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Friday.

Jul 6, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

On June 25, an AP story appeared in The Times-Tribune warning that the Social Security Administration is "approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates" and that "claims for benefits have increased by 25 percent since 2007."