Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the passage of the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.  Cartwright’s bill will now be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bicameral Trash Reduction and Sensible Handling (TRASH) Act, H.R. 5656, legislation that would allow states to determine waste entering into its borders.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Excelsior Hose Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Goodwill Fire Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Mahoning Valley Fire Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a supplementary grant worth $2,948,886 to Child Development, Inc. for its Schuylkill County Head Start program.

Child Development, Inc. offers Head Start and child care programs for children in Schuylkill County.

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Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant worth $1,248,681 over five years ($249,866 distributed in FY 2016 and similar amounts in each of the next four years) to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.

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Jun 16, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bicameral Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act, H.R. 5500, legislation that would prohibit the practice of self-bonding nationwide.

Jun 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, while the United States has made steps to address weather-related disasters, numerous lessons can be learned from other countries across the world which have passed laws and have taken concrete strides to mitigate the risk of climate change.

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s The Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act of 2016 passed the U.S. House 366-0.  Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate by U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy.

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