Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Two years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder essentially gutted voting rights protections.  On this anniversary, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright has renewed his commitment to ensuring all Americans enjoy access to the ballot box by reintroducing the Time Off to Vote Act with the support of 25 colleagues.

Jun 23, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that representatives from his Scranton district office will host various senior constituent service seminars throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties.

Jun 18, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Pope Francis–the leader of more than 1 billion Catholics worldwide–released a papal encyclical, “Laudato Si, On the Care of our Common Home”.  The encyclical echoes what we already know, the climate is changing and human actions, especially the unmitigated burning of fossil fuels, are the cause.

Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) re-introduced the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act, legislation that would safeguard the country’s natural resources from the increasingly harmful effects of climate change. 

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the re-introduction of the Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act with the support of 10 members of Congress.  Cartwright first introduced the HEAR Act in 2013.

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Bill Posey (FL-08) re-introduced the bipartisan Truth in Settlements Act of 2015.  The legislation would require federal agencies to publicly disclose the terms of non-confidential settlements obtained from offenders.  U.S.

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

Easton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) today announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition (CAC) for Pennsylvania’s Seventeenth District.  The winner, Easton’s Jiahao Ren, is a student at The Notre Dame Easton School.

Jun 1, 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) to Tobyhanna Township Volunteer Fire Company.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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.

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