Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Two years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder essentially gutted voting rights protections.  On this anniversary, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright has renewed his commitment to ensuring all Americans enjoy access to the ballot box by reintroducing the Time Off to Vote Act with the support of 25 colleagues.

Jun 23, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that representatives from his Scranton district office will host various senior constituent service seminars throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

Jun 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Pope Francis–the leader of more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide–released a papal encyclical, “Laudato Si, On the Care of our Common Home”.  The encyclical echoes what we already know, the climate is changing and human actions, especially the unmitigated burning of fossil fuels, are the cause.

Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) re-introduced the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act, legislation that would safeguard the country’s natural resources from the increasingly harmful effects of climate change. 

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the re-introduction of the Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act with the support of 10 members of Congress.  Cartwright first introduced the HEAR Act in 2013.

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Bill Posey (FL-08) re-introduced the bipartisan Truth in Settlements Act of 2015.  The legislation would require federal agencies to publicly disclose the terms of non-confidential settlements obtained from offenders.  U.S.

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Easton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) today announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition (CAC) for Pennsylvania’s Seventeenth District.  The winner, Easton’s Jiahao Ren, is a student at The Notre Dame Easton School.

Jun 1, 2015 Press Release

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

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Summit Station Fire Company #1.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 19, 2015 Press Release

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

The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 75,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year and more than 16,000 will die from the disease.

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

BY JOHN E. USALIS

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."

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.