Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

Moosic, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Greenwood Hose Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

Nesquehoning, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1, Inc. with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

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

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCU.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the House Committee on Natural Resources passed H.R. 1731, the RECLAIM Act.  The bill now heads to the House floor for consideration.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Lead Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program will award the Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development $1,650,000 to implement a lead-based paint remediation program.

Jun 27, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award over $3.4 million in federal grants to Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), formerly known as The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Center of Excellence award program.

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Jun 26, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Lafayette College received a $10,000 federal grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This grant will provide support for their long-running Jazz Series programming at the Williams Center for the Arts.

Jun 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation that would increase voting accessibility. The Time Off to Vote Act would require employers to grant their workers at least two hours of paid leave to vote in federal elections. 

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Upper Nazareth Fire Department and Plainfield Township Volunteer Fire Company with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jun 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the House Committee on Appropriations passed a bill that included several priorities championed by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, a member of the committee.

Jun 11, 2017 In The News
Rep. Matt Cartwright: Why reopening Wall Street 'casino' wrong choice for Main Street

The Morning Call

When the 2007 financial crisis struck, Wall Street was the epicenter.

May 25, 2017 In The News
Rep. Cartwright: Budget cuts lifelines

The Times-Tribune

Scranton natives — I’ll call them Robert and Linda — both worked full-time jobs and were financially secure until they experienced a series of misfortunes. Not only did the couple lose part of their hard-earned pensions, but they both were denied raises and overtime due to their employers’ financial troubles.

Apr 13, 2017 In The News
Casey, Cartwright call for funds for infrastructure, Solomon Creek Wall

The Times Leader

The bridge building U.S. Sen Bob Casey spoke about Thursday had as much to do with politics as infrastructure.

Mar 30, 2017 In The News
Pass RECLAIM

The Citizens' Voice

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday eviscerating clean-air regulations adopted by the Obama administration, but his expectation that the pass on pollution will revive the coal industry is overly optimistic.

Dec 27, 2016 In The News
Rep. Matt Cartwright: Rebuilding America's infrastructure necessary to rebuild nation

The Morning Call

Sep 13, 2016 In The News
Cartwright named to U.S. House appropriations committee

The Citizens' Voice

The region’s least senior congressman now sits on the U.S. House committee that controls all the federal money.

House Democrats elected U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, one of the most powerful panels because it approves spending before the full House does.

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.