Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Feb 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Save Access to a Valuable Investment Needed to Generate Savings (SAVINGS) Act. This bill would prohibit the Department of Treasury from discontinuing the Tax-Time Savings Bond Program unless a universally accessible non-electronic alternative was implemented.

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, H.R. 560, a bill amending the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Improvement Act, passed the House of Representatives.  Congressman Matt Cartwright is an original cosponsor of this bill, which was introduced by Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA).

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Jan 27, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA - Congressman Matt Cartwright will attend United Way of the Lehigh Valley’s annual TeenWorks dinner and awards ceremony, which will honor exceptional community service projects and recognize committed members of the board of directors.

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Jan 26, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections that SCI Waymart, SCI Retreat, and SCI Frackville will remain open comes as a relief to many in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and U.S. Representative Peter Welch re-introduced the Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act (H.R.

Jan 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant of $4,001,733 to Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.

The award allows the program to serve and support 817 Head Start and 211 Early Head Start children.

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Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced his subcommittee assignments for the House Committee on Appropriations.  Cartwright will serve on the Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee and the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Subcommittee.

Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) has awarded a $1,024,770 Health Services Grant to Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA in Wilkes-Barre.  The funding will support community health centers that serve medically underserved populations.

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Jan 12, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Military Spouse Job Continuity Act of 2017 with the support of 56 cosponsors.  This legislation offers a tax credit to any military spouse who has to renew or transfer a professional license due to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) order that requires them to move across state lines.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright met with Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John Wetzel regarding the possible closure of state prisons located in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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