Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was appointed to serve on the Democratic Outreach and Engagement Task Force by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn.

The Task Force, which will be chaired by Clyburn, will drive new efforts to increase voter participation in the political process.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded plans announced by the White House last week to strengthen the middle class by working to pass a bill that ensures earned paid sick leave and by proposing new funding in the budget to help more states to create paid family leave programs.

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Jan 14, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright reintroduced the Financial Literacy for Students Act (H.R. 346)with the support of 29 colleagues.

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the swift, unanimous House passage of H.R. 203, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act – bipartisan legislation originally introduced in the 113th Congress – to address the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. 

Jan 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a bipartisan resolution that seeks to amend the House Rules to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in the previous month as a result of combat operations.  The resolution was introduced with the support of 28 Republicans and 21 Democrats.

Dec 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Early Warning Reporting System Improvement Act of 2014.  U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) has introduced similar legislation in the Senate.

Dec 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Keith Ellison (MN-05) introduced the USA Retirement Funds Act.  The bill is based on similar legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA).

Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the unanimous House passage of bipartisan legislation to address the epidemic of suicide among our nation’s veterans. 

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Dec 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced the bipartisan Innovate America Act

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