As a member of the Appropriations Committee, Rep. Cartwright advocated for increased funding for sediment removal grants and programs to control polluted stormwater runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region, which includes parts of Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District. This increased funding will help local cities and municipalities meet a federal mandate to restore the Chesapeake Bay, a mandate that has led to new and increased stormwater fees in places like Luzerne County.
Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Hal Rogers (KY-05), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced bipartisan legislation to revitalize coal country by giving communities the funds they need to clean up abandoned mine lands.
The bill would make it easier for schools to take full advantage of government programs that can improve their learning environments while cutting their energy costs at the same time.
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright was the fourth most effective Democrat in the House of Representatives during the 115th Congress, according to a 2019 report released by the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL).
Washington, DC – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) reintroduced legislation to make sure we all know where corporate political money is going.
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and David B. McKinley (WV-01) re-introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to improve educational services for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.
Luzerne County, PA – On Thursday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to support health care services in Luzerne County.
Washington, DC – On Friday, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced legislation to increase transparency and accountability within the U.S. government. The bill will give the American people greater insight into how the executive branch interprets and implements federal law.
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase the transparency around tuition costs and to help students plan for the increased costs of higher education.
Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will be used to design a sewage expansion project in Pike County.