Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Aug 20, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a military contract valued at $8,420,783 to General Dynamics in Scranton for the manufacture, assembly, and shipment of 23,961 M1 High Fragmentation projectile metal parts, a 105mm high fragmentation round used by artillery systems. 

Aug 19, 2014 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright toured Praxair’s Stockertown, Northampton County facility, where he met with several employees, including plant manager Mike Saltarelli, to discuss the economic impact of the company within the 17th Congressional District.

Aug 18, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), located within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has awarded a total of $123,500 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the Delaware Water Gap Fire Department in Monroe County. 

Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright sent a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur requesting a public hearing to discuss the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline.

Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S.

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Cartwright and Cole Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather Incidents

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passed the Senate companion to Rep. Cartwright’s Truth in Settlements Act. The Senate companion was introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK).

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S.

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) introduced the Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act, legislation that would enact a cap on reform fees and rates associated with consumer credit products, including short-term and long-term payday loans and car title loans.  U.S.

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