Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Rep. Cartwright Rejoins House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Feb 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, at the special request of Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was elected to the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee.

“Rep. Cartwright has been an integral part of our Committee’s efforts to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal government and provide necessary oversight of the Administration,” said Ranking Member Cummings. “I am extremely pleased he will be returning to the Committee, and I look forward to working with Rep. Cartwright to ensure the federal government works effectively and efficiently for all of our constituents.”

Rep. Cartwright served on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee from January 2013 through September 2016 when he was elected to the House Committee on Appropriations.  Under House Democratic Caucus Rules, Appropriations Committee members may not serve on other committees unless provided a waiver.  The Caucus approved a waiver for Rep. Cartwright to serve simultaneously on the Appropriations and OGR Committees this morning.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to return to the Oversight Committee,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to eliminate government abuse and fraud, promote transparency, and require adherence to the laws that govern all of us.”

The Oversight and Government Reform Committee is the leading oversight and investigative committee in the House of Representatives.  During Rep. Cartwright’s previous service on the Oversight Committee, he served as the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Health Care, Benefits, and Administrative Rules and the Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs.