Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) introduced H.R. 4462, the bipartisan Truth-In-Tuition Act, which requires universities and colleges to provide a four-year price model for students and parents so they can plan for the ever-increasing costs of higher education.
Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a discretionary grant worth $7,185,962.00 to the Scranton/Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc.

Jan 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright made sure that Vice President Joe Biden knows that the Democratic Caucus has his back.

Jan 22, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) has voted to recommend moving federal facilities in Monroe County, Pennsylvania into the New York City wage area for the computation of pay for wage grade, hourly federal workers. If adopted by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the recommendation would increase pay for approximately 1,500 wage grade federal workers at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
Jan 8, 2016 Press Release
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a supplementary grant worth $3,932,044.00 to the Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act. The legislation, introduced with 100 co-sponsors and endorsed by 206 organizations from across the country, eliminates a hazardous waste exemption that was added to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1980. The CLEANER Act would force oil, gas and geothermal companies to play by the same rules as other industries.
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Nonpartisan Report Confirms Stronger Action Needed to Help Federal, State, and Local Decision Makers Effectively Utilize Latest Climate Data
Washington, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, in the face of global climate change, more can be done in the United States to share useful climate data so that leaders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as those in the private sector, can better prepare for future extreme weather events and prevent billions of dollars in damages.
Nov 23, 2015 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Monroe County a $110,000 grant.  The funds will be used towards the Monroe County Energy Conservation and Efficiency Initiative.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans who have served in combat from all military operations with greater access to mental health resources.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced the bipartisan Innovate America Act.

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