Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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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.

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).

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.

Jun 24, 2013 In The News
The Washington Post

Blue-collar federal employees who work on the outskirts of some major cities could receive a pay boost under a newly offered House bill that would redraw the boundary lines used in their locality-based pay system.

Jun 6, 2013 In The News

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Larry Holmes capturing the WBC heavyweight title, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Charlie Dent have introduced a resolution recognizing the Easton great, according to a news release.

"Larry Holmes is not only a champion of boxing, but has also been a champion in his community," said Cartwright, D-Northampton, in the release.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Huffington Post

As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact of sequestration at a protest rally in his district on Wednesday.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Times Leader

YATESVILLE — An audience shouted — “Stop the cuts now!”— and its members hoisted signs spelling out the same message during a Wednesday night demonstration regarding the federal budget.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, organized the rally to get laborers to make noise about the sequester that might cost the private sector alone 750,000 jobs nationwide.

Mar 7, 2013 In The News
The Times Leader

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright didn’t have any qualms when he joined 150 other members of Congress Wednesday in voting against a continuing resolution that aims to fund the federal government through September and continue the sequestration-mandated budget cuts.

Feb 21, 2013 In The News
The Washington Post

With nine days to go before $85 billion in automatic federal spending cuts begin, some Democrats are calling on Republican leaders to reconvene the House immediately and find a way to avert the spending reductions known as “sequester.”

Feb 13, 2013 In The News
Republican Herald

SAINT CLAIR - The Columbia Hose Company No. 2 was selected to receive a $39,900 grant through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, announced the award of the grant Friday, saying it would be used for enhancements to operations and safety.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

Seven Scranton High School students were in Washington, D.C., visiting monuments, touring museums and witnessing Monday's inauguration of President Barack Obama.

Once in a lifetime

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
The Standard Speaker

In a rare occurrence for a congressional freshman, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, was elected to serve as the ranking member of a subcommittee.

Cartwright will be the top Democrat on the Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, which is part of the larger House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Feb 5, 2013 In The News
The Citizens' Voice

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright is looking forward to leading the newest group of Democrats in the House.

"I'm very honored that they did that," said Cartwright, who has been chosen president of the 49-member freshman class of Democrats.