Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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May 19, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that Lafayette College received a $32,175 federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This grant will provide support for graduate students and young researchers from the U.S. interested in attending the Between Geometry and Relativity summer school or conference.

May 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would make financial literacy education more accessible to students.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that Lafayette College received a $32,175 federal grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This grant will provide support for graduate students and young researchers from the U.S. interested in attending the Between Geometry and Relativity summer school or conference.

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Northampton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Palmer Municipal Fire Department with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania (NWNEPA) has received $139,500 in federal grant funds from NeighborWorks America.  This funding will support NWNEPA’s housing and community development activities. 

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to the Ravine Fire Company No. 1, Pine Grove, Friendship Fire Company, Frackville, and Good Will Hose Company, Frackville. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Monroe County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announce d the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Company with Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Northampton County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Lower Mount Bethel Township Sandt’s Eddy Fire Company an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 10, 2017 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced a resolution to designate the month of May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

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
Lehighvalleylive.com

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.