Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Aug 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $1,137,744 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department.  Funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Aug 1, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that his legislation, the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act, has been signed into law by President Barack Obama.

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the passage of the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.  Cartwright’s bill will now be sent to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bicameral Trash Reduction and Sensible Handling (TRASH) Act, H.R. 5656, legislation that would allow states to determine waste entering into its borders.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Penn.) has introduced companion legislation in the Senate.

Jul 7, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Excelsior Hose Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Issues:
DateRoll CallBillVote
7/14478H.R.4992Nay
7/14477H.R.5538Nay
7/14476H.R.5538Aye
7/14475H.R.5538Aye
7/14474H.R.5538Aye
7/14473H.R.5538Aye
7/14472H.R.5538Aye
7/14471H.R.5538Aye
7/14470H.R.5538Aye
7/14469H.R.5538Aye