Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Mar 2, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement regarding the death of former Scranton Mayor Jim McNulty:

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Feb 25, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the house passage of H.R. 3620, a bill that allows commercial vehicle access for local residents and businesses on Route 209 through the Delaware National Water Gap Recreation Area over the next five years.

Feb 24, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright applauded final congressional passage of legislation he co-introduced and championed, the Eric Williams Correctional Protection Act of 2015, which will permanently extend the availability of pepper spray to all federal correctional workers and providing training for those workers under Bureau of Prison guidelines.

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) introduced H.R. 4462, the bipartisan Truth-In-Tuition Act, which requires universities and colleges to provide a four-year price model for students and parents so they can plan for the ever-increasing costs of higher education.
Feb 2, 2016 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 discretionary grant worth $7,185,962.00 to the Scranton/Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc.

Jan 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright made sure that Vice President Joe Biden knows that the Democratic Caucus has his back.

Jan 22, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) has voted to recommend moving federal facilities in Monroe County, Pennsylvania into the New York City wage area for the computation of pay for wage grade, hourly federal workers. If adopted by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the recommendation would increase pay for approximately 1,500 wage grade federal workers at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
Jan 8, 2016 Press Release
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a supplementary grant worth $3,932,044.00 to the Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.
Dec 10, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act. The legislation, introduced with 100 co-sponsors and endorsed by 206 organizations from across the country, eliminates a hazardous waste exemption that was added to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1980. The CLEANER Act would force oil, gas and geothermal companies to play by the same rules as other industries.
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Nonpartisan Report Confirms Stronger Action Needed to Help Federal, State, and Local Decision Makers Effectively Utilize Latest Climate Data
Washington, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, in the face of global climate change, more can be done in the United States to share useful climate data so that leaders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as those in the private sector, can better prepare for future extreme weather events and prevent billions of dollars in damages.

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