Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced today that the Borough of Girardville has been awarded a $500,000 HOME grant.

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

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

Aug 19, 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 Minersville Fire-Rescue.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 19, 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 six fire companies throughout Carbon and Schuylkill Counties.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 17, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – In response to a General Accountability Office (GAO) report requested by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Dan Benishek (MI-1), Sean Duffy (WI-7), Keith Ellison (MN-5), Ruben Hinojosa (TX-15), Richard Neal (MA-1), Charles Rangel (NY-13), Niki Tsongas (MA-3), and former Representative Mike Michaud (ME-2), the Treasury Department has agreed to fully consider the costs and benefits of keeping traditional paper U.S. Savings bonds available at tax time at least until it changes its internet sales system.
Aug 12, 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) Marshalls Creek Fire Company.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 6, 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 Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, 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 Laflin Borough Volunteer Fire Company.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which will place the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. U.S Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement.
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.