Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant worth $1,248,681 over five years ($249,866 distributed in FY 2016 and similar amounts in each of the next four years) to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.

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Jun 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bicameral Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 5500, legislation that would prohibit the practice of self-bonding nationwide.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, while the United States has made steps to address weather-related disasters, numerous lessons can be learned from other countries across the world which have passed laws and have taken concrete strides to mitigate the risk of climate change.

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s The Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act of 2016 passed the U.S. House 366-0.  Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy.

Jun 1, 2016 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $40,000 Economic Impact Grant and $34,200 Community Facility Loan to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service.

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May 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Organ Donor Clarification Act, legislation that’s aim is to address our nation’s organ transplant shortage.

The legislation was featured on Sunday’s broadcast of ABC World News Tonight.

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May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act, in both the U.S. House and Senate. 

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $49,900 Economic Impact Grant and $53,800 Community Facility Loan to Shenandoah Borough.

The funds will be used to purchase a 2016 Ford SUV Police Cruiser and an F-350 4X4 Dump Truck for street maintenance.

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May 18, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the City of Scranton Fire Department with an Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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May 18, 2016 Press Release

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

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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

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."