Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Save Access to a Valuable Investment Needed to Generate Savings (SAVINGS) Act with the support of 16 colleagues.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Steve Cohen (TN-9) re-introduced the Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act, legislation that would enact a cap on reform fees and rates associated with consumer credit products, including short-term and long-term payday loans and car title loans. 

Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded an Operating Subsidy award totaling $1,863,085 to housing agencies across northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Mar 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) joined in a press call to introduce and discuss their bills that comprise the “Frack Pack.”

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PAn – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a supplementary grant worth $3,592,980.00 to the Scranton/Lackawanna Human Development Agency (SLDHA). 

Mar 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) joined Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01), a member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, in introducing the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’.

Mar 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Application Period opens today, March 16, 2015; the deadline for all grant applications is Friday, April 17, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 

Mar 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a supplementary grant worth $3,932,041 to the Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

Luzerne County Head Start offers Pre-K, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. 

Mar 6, 2015 Press Release
Mar 6, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC- Today U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Bob Casey called on the U.S.

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.