Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Apr 11, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc. has been awarded a $1,498,620 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.

Apr 11, 2016 Press Release
The following list contains contact information for water testing labs in the following counties: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill. Please take the following steps to protect yourself and children from known or suspected lead in household drinking water:
Mar 31, 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 supplementary grant worth $3,932,041 to the Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

Luzerne County Head Start offers Pre-K, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. 

Mar 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (RI) introduced legislation, in both the House and Senate, in an effort to modernize the Securities and Exchange Commission’s industry guides for oil, gas, and mining companies to improve climate risk transparency.

Mar 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, as President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announce new commitment to combat climate change, 75 Democratic Members of Congress wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, encouraging the agency to finalize proposed rules for new and modified sources of methane emission and to develop proposals to regulate existing sources of methane in t

Mar 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement regarding the death of former Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty:

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Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the house passage of H.R. 3620, a bill that allows commercial vehicle access for local residents and businesses on Route 209 through the Delaware National Water Gap Recreation Area over the next five years.

Feb 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright applauded final congressional passage of legislation he co-introduced and championed, the Eric Williams Correctional Protection Act of 2015, which will permanently extend the availability of pepper spray to all federal correctional workers and providing training for those workers under Bureau of Prison guidelines.

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.

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