Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 2 students from Schuylkill 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 Carbon 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 2, 2017 Press Release

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright introduced a resolution to increase awareness about cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks.  This legislation would designate February 26 through March 4 as National Spinal CSF Leak Awareness Week.

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Cartwright issued the following statement amid reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose meeting with Russian officials during his confirmation hearings: 

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Representative David McKinley (R-WV) re-introduced the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act. This bipartisan bill would improve educational services for students with sensory disabilities.

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded two grants worth $4,949,213 combined to the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.  The grants will help cover the costs of student residents at the Center for both the end of the 2016-2017 academic year and the beginning of 2017-2018 year.

Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a continuation grant worth $3,656,425.00 to the Scranton/Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc. (SLHDA).

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.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act.  This legislation aims to reduce the wait times for veterans seeking mental health care by allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a fast-track process for hiring psychiatrists.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Congressman Matt Cartwright announced today that the National Park Service has completed a favorable review of the rehabilitation work on the historic Governor Wolf Building in Easton, PA under the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Program.

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