Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $420,226 has been awarded to the Nurture Nature Center in Easton through NASA’s Competitive Program for Science Museums, Planetariums, and NASA Visitor Centers Plus Other Opportunities (CP4SMPVC+).

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $350,000 has been awarded to the Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC) in Wilkes-Barre through the Transitional Housing Grant Assistance Program from the Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that a grant in the amount of $28,872 has been awarded to the City of Wilkes-Barre through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG).  The funds—shared with the city of Hazelton—will be used for training and overtime pay for the Wilkes-Barre Police Department. 

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Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Scoring Calculations for Our Residential Energy (SCORE) Act, legislation that will help homeowners better understand their home’s energy efficiency and give homeowners a clear, cost effective plan to save money and reduce their energy use.

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a Health Services grant in the amount of $198,330 to Catholic Social Services of Wilkes-Barre through the Administration for Children and Families’ Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB).

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Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a Rural Development Loan to Germania Hose Company.  The funds will be used to upgrade existing facilities.

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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant in the amount of $94,268 to the City of Scranton through the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.  The funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras for the Scranton Police Department. 

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Sep 26, 2016 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded a grant in the amount of $40,000 to the City of Pottsville through the Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.  The funds will be used to purchase body-worn cameras for the Pottsville Police Department. 

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Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Democratic Caucus has elected him to serve on the House Committee on Appropriations, the panel that makes annual spending decisions for all federal agencies and is considered one of the most powerful committees in Congress.

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying behavior within schools.

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