Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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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.

May 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bi-partisan Professional Boxing Safety Enhancement Act of 2015.

The legislation follows the advice of medical professionals and aims to help protect the health and safety of boxers by updating the 20-year-old Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996.

May 13, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley announced the introduction of the Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
May 7, 2015 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded Lafayette College a $10,000 grant.

The funds will be used to support Remembering Mulgrew: Perspectives on Jazz Keyboard.

May 6, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright said goodbye to two exemplary Schuylkill County-natives upon successfully completing their internship. Both 2013 graduates of Blue Mountain High School in Schuylkill Haven, PA, and rising juniors at American University in Washington, D.C., Kirsten Bickelman and Alex Falco spent their spring semester hard at work in Rep. Cartwright’s Washington, D.C. office.
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May 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 the Yorkville Hose and Fire Company No. 1.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 4, 2015 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a grant in the amount of $199,820 to the St. Luke’s Hospital Miners Campus in Coaldale.

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Operating Subsidy Awards totaling $4,902,607 to housing agencies across northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

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Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement concerning two separate landfills located in the 17th Congressional district; both sites are currently going through the Commonwealth’s application process. 

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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.