Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced their Safe Energy Future Plan, a package of five bills that will protect public health and the environment from the risks of oil and gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.”

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would prevent coal companies from unfairly denying benefits to deserving miners and families
Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) along with colleagues in both the House and the Senate, introduced the Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act. The bill would protect taxpayers from liabilities caused by coal companies’ risky financial practices.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Cartwright joined his Republican colleagues in re-introducing a bill to revitalize coal communities devastated by the decline of the coal-mining industry.

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced a bill to ensure parity for federal employees. The Wage Grade Employee Parity Act would guarantee that the percentage increase in rates of basic pay for Wage Grade, or hourly, employees is equivalent to the percentage increase received by General Schedule, or salaried, federal employees.  

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright introduced a bipartisan bill that would strengthen America’s ability to withstand the challenges posed by climate change.

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 4 students from Lackawanna County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 2 students from Luzerne County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 3 students from Monroe County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's class of 2021.

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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 7 students from Northampton County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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