Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was appointed to serve on the Democratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn.

The Task Force, which will be chaired by Clyburn, will drive new efforts to increase voter participation in the political process.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded plans announced by the White House last week to strengthen the middle class by working to pass a bill that ensures earned paid sick leave and by proposing new funding in the budget to help more states to create paid family leave programs.

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Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright reintroduced the Financial Literacy for Students Act (H.R. 346)with the support of 29 colleagues.

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the swift, unanimous House passage of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act – bipartisan legislation originally introduced in the 113th Congress – to address the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. 

Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a bipartisan resolution that seeks to amend the House Rules to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in the previous month as a result of combat operations.  The resolution was introduced with the support of 28 Republicans and 21 Democrats.

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act of 2014.  U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced similar legislation in the Senate.

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Keith Ellison (MN-05) introduced the USA Retirement Funds Act.  The bill is based on similar legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA).

Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the unanimous House passage of bipartisan legislation to address the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. 

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Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced the bipartisan Innovate America Act

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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.

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.