Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) re-introduced legislation to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care for older Americans. 

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Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright’s Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015 (H.R. 756) unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  First introduced in February 2014, the bill also unanimously passed the House during the 113th Congress.

Dec 6, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that he has been appointed to serve on the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee by the House Democratic Leadership.

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Plumbing Research Act of 2016 (H.R. 6424), legislation that would invest in research to bring the data for U.S. plumbing standards into the 21st century, making our plumbing systems safer, more reliable, and more water-efficient.

Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has awarded a total of $850,569 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to fire companies throughout Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District during the month of August.

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has awarded a total of $142,192 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to fire companies throughout Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District during the month of July.

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that a grant worth $96,753 has been awarded to The Wright Center through the Ryan White Title III HIV Capacity Development and Planning Program.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds will be used for HIV treatment capacity planning and development.

Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $420,226 has been awarded to the Nurture Nature Center in Easton through NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC+).

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $350,000 has been awarded to the Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC) in Wilkes-Barre through the Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program from the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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