Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a Rural Development Loan to Germania Hose Company.  The funds will be used to upgrade existing facilities.

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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant in the amount of $94,268 to the City of Scranton through the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.  The funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras for the Scranton Police Department. 

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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant in the amount of $40,000 to the City of Pottsville through the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.  The funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras for the Pottsville Police Department. 

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Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Democratic Caucus has elected him to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations, the panel that makes annual spending decisions for all federal agencies and is considered one of the most powerful committees in Congress.

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying behavior within schools.

Sep 8, 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 $50,000 Community Facility Grant and $440,000 Community Facility Loan to Delano Township.

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Sep 8, 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 $50,000 Community Facility Grant and $440,000 Community Facility Loan to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service.

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Sep 8, 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 $12,700 Community Facility Grant to Summit Hill Borough.

The Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new all-wheel drive sport utility vehicle, or SUV, for the Summit Hill Police Department. 

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Aug 31, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded three Schuylkill County fire companies a total of $187,059 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Aug 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $1,137,744 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department.  Funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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