Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $50,000 Community Facility Grant and $440,000 Community Facility Loan to Delano Township.

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Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $50,000 Community Facility Grant and $440,000 Community Facility Loan to the Greater Pittston Ambulance Rescue Service.

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Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $12,700 Community Facility Grant to Summit Hill Borough.

The Rural Development funds will be used to purchase a new all-wheel drive sport utility vehicle, or SUV, for the Summit Hill Police Department. 

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Aug 31, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded three Schuylkill County fire companies a total of $187,059 in Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Aug 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $1,137,744 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department.  Funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that his legislation, the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act, has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the passage of the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.  Cartwright’s bill will now be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bicameral Trash Reduction and Sensible Handling (TRASH) Act, H.R. 5656, legislation that would allow states to determine waste entering into its borders.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

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

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Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

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

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