Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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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.

Jun 1, 2016 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $40,000 Economic Impact Grant and $34,200 Community Facility Loan to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service.

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May 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Organ Donor Clarification Act, legislation that’s aim is to address our nation’s organ transplant shortage.

The legislation was featured on Sunday’s broadcast of ABC World News Tonight.

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May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced the Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act, in both the U.S. House and Senate. 

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $49,900 Economic Impact Grant and $53,800 Community Facility Loan to Shenandoah Borough.

The funds will be used to purchase a 2016 Ford SUV Police Cruiser and an F-350 4X4 Dump Truck for street maintenance.

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May 18, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the City of Scranton Fire Department with an Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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May 18, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Summit Station Fire Company #1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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