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Blue-collar federal employees who work on the outskirts of some major cities could receive a pay boost under a newly offered House bill that would redraw the boundary lines used in their locality-based pay system.
In honor of the 35th anniversary of Larry Holmes capturing the WBC heavyweight title, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Charlie Dent have introduced a resolution recognizing the Easton great, according to a news release.
"Larry Holmes is not only a champion of boxing, but has also been a champion in his community," said Cartwright, D-Northampton, in the release.
As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact of sequestration at a protest rally in his district on Wednesday.
YATESVILLE — An audience shouted — “Stop the cuts now!”— and its members hoisted signs spelling out the same message during a Wednesday night demonstration regarding the federal budget.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, organized the rally to get laborers to make noise about the sequester that might cost the private sector alone 750,000 jobs nationwide.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright didn’t have any qualms when he joined 150 other members of Congress Wednesday in voting against a continuing resolution that aims to fund the federal government through September and continue the sequestration-mandated budget cuts.
With nine days to go before $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts begin, some Democrats are calling on Republican leaders to reconvene the House immediately and find a way to avert the spending reductions known as “sequester.”
SAINT CLAIR - The Columbia Hose Company No. 2 was selected to receive a $39,900 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, announced the award of the grant Friday, saying it would be used for enhancements to operations and safety.
Seven Scranton High School students were in Washington, D.C., visiting monuments, touring museums and witnessing Monday's inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Once in a lifetime
In a rare occurrence for a congressional freshman, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, was elected to serve as the ranking member of a subcommittee.
Cartwright will be the top Democrat on the Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, which is part of the larger House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright is looking forward to leading the newest group of Democrats in the House.
"I'm very honored that they did that," said Cartwright, who has been chosen president of the 49-member freshman class of Democrats.