Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Laflin Borough Volunteer Fire Company.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which will place the first ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants. U.S Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement.
Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Leonard Lance (NJ-7) introduced the bipartisan Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness (PREPARE) Act, a commonsense bill that will enhance the federal government’s ability to plan and prepare for the risks associated with extreme weather incidents. The legislation was first introduced during the 113th Congress.
Jul 22, 2015 Press Release

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

Jul 22, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright sent a letter to T.F. Scott Darling, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), expressing strong support for a FMCSA rule to increase the minimum levels of financial responsibility for motor carriers, including trucks and buses.
Jul 20, 2015 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced today that the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has awarded two Schuylkill County communities $763,390 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) grant funding.  HOME funds are awarded as formula grants to states and municipalities by the U.S.

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two Slate Belt fire departments each with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFGs).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Mahoning Valley Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to Avoca Hose Co. No. 1.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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