Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a Rural Development Loan to Germania Hose Company.  The funds will be used to upgrade existing facilities.

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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant in the amount of $94,268 to the City of Scranton through the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.  The funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras for the Scranton Police Department. 

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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant in the amount of $40,000 to the City of Pottsville through the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.  The funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras for the Pottsville Police Department. 

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Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Democratic Caucus has elected him to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations, the panel that makes annual spending decisions for all federal agencies and is considered one of the most powerful committees in Congress.

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying behavior within schools.

Sep 8, 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 $50,000 Community Facility Grant and $440,000 Community Facility Loan to Delano Township.

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Sep 8, 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 $50,000 Community Facility Grant and $440,000 Community Facility Loan to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service.

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Sep 8, 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 $12,700 Community Facility Grant to Summit Hill Borough.

The Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new all-wheel drive sport utility vehicle, or SUV, for the Summit Hill Police Department. 

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Aug 31, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded three Schuylkill County fire companies a total of $187,059 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Aug 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $1,137,744 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department.  Funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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."