Rep. Cartwright: Time for House Republicans to Face the Facts on Climate CrisisIn the face of rising asthma rates, record droughts and surging oceans there can be no question: the climate crisis threatens the health of our communities, the strength of our economy, and the security of our nation. The urgency of climate change has brought together leaders from 195 nations for a historic summit in Paris to protect the air we breathe and ensure we leave a safe future for our children.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease. To help level the playing field for miners battling this debilitating, potentially fatal disease, the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of 2015 was introduced by Cartwright and Senator Bob Casey.
Cartwright Re-Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather IncidentsU.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Leonard Lance introduced the bipartisan Preparedness and Risk management for Extreme weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness Act, a commonsense bill that will enhance the federal government’s ability to plan and prepare for the risks associated with extreme weather incidents.
Rep. Cartwright Questions KeyPoint CEO Regarding the OPM Data BreachOn June 24, 2015 the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on the recent cyber attack against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). The committee examined serious data breaches that occurred last year at the agency's two contractors, KeyPoint Government Solutions and USIS.
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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).