Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced a resolution to designate the month of May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement on the American Health Care Act:

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Lackawanna County, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Meredith Hose Company #1 with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Goodwill Fire Company No. 1, Rescue Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, Minersville Fire Rescue, and Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).

May 4, 2017 Press Release

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

May 4, 2017 Press Release

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

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCToday, U.S. Representative Cartwright released the following statement after language from the Wage Grade Employee Parity Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017:

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced an effort by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to track down apparent phone scammers claiming to represent the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).

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May 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Cartwright (PA-17) and Congressman Curbelo (FL-26) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would assist nonprofits in becoming more energy efficient. The Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act would establish a pilot program at the U.S.

Apr 20, 2017 Press Release

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

Jun 24, 2013 In The News
The Washington Post

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.

Jun 6, 2013 In The News
Lehighvalleylive.com

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.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Huffington Post

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.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Times Leader

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.

Mar 7, 2013 In The News
The Times Leader

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.

Feb 21, 2013 In The News
The Washington Post

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.”

Feb 13, 2013 In The News
Republican Herald

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.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

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

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
The Standard Speaker

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.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
The Citizens' Voice

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.