Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Sep 23, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $300,000 Second Chance Act Mentoring grant to the Employment Opportunity and Training Center in Scranton.  The funds will be distributed via the Office of Justice Programs.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after his bill, HR 3573, Wage Grade Employee Parity Act, was included in the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, FY 2015:

Sep 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the passage of H.J. Res. 124 the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015.  The legislation provides funding for the U.S. Federal Government operations through December 11, 2014:

Sep 15, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $4,125,727 grant to the Counties of Lackawanna and Luzerne.  The federal grant is intended for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

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Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act, legislation that would award competitive grants to colleges and universities to train additional professionals in the field of orthotics and prosthetics.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the legislation in the Senate.

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $39,444 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the Fairview Hose Co. No. 2 in Jim Thorpe.

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Sep 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a new regulation that authorizes the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to operate prescription drug take-back programs:

Aug 28, 2014 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $48,023 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the West End Fire & Rescue Company in Mahanoy City.