Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Oct 31, 2014 Press Release
Offers Local Hose Companies, EMS and Fire Departments Assistance in the Application Process

Washington, DC– Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the Fiscal Year 2014-appropriated Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program application period opens Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.; the deadline for all grant applications is Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 began on October 1, bu

Oct 31, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced a $3 million grant to create the Northeast Pennsylvania Defense Transition Partnership Initiative. The grant from the Department of Defense will secure the presence of defense manufacturers in the 17th district and around Pennsylvania in the face of possible cuts to the Department of Defense budget.

Oct 22, 2014 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Northampton County Area Community College a $134,400.00 Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Operator Safety Training grant.  The grant was awarded through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

Oct 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Last month, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Community Integration Act, H.R. 5547, legislation that would provide Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities greater access to home and community based services.  U.S. Senator and HELP Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) previously introduced the legislation in the Senate.

Oct 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Last month, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act, H.R. 5548, legislation that would create clean technology and advanced manufacturing commercialization centers to promote domestic development, manufacture, and deployment of clean technologies.

Sep 23, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $300,000 Second Chance Act Mentoring grant to the Employment Opportunity and Training Center in Scranton.  The funds will be distributed via the Office of Justice Programs.

Sep 18, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after his bill, HR 3573, Wage Grade Employee Parity Act, was included in the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, FY 2015:

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