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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


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Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced legislation on Thursday to protect American consumers by giving them greater freedom to choose where they fill drug prescriptions for their household pets.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Peter Welch (VT-AL) to help American schools become more energy efficient.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
During the 115th Congress, Cartwright was the fourth most effective Democrat in the House of Representatives, according to a CEL score that measures each member’s productivity. It was the third consecutive term in which Cartwright exceeded expectations as a lawmaker.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
“As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I’m concerned about protecting the spending power of Congress. And as an American, I’m really concerned about the constitutionality of this kind of declaration, as it threatens one of the core pillars of our republic: the separation of powers.”
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Fiscal Year 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period is now open and will close on and will close on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act will develop a national strategic action plan to tackle these public health challenges, which include pulmonary and cardiovascular illnesses, food-borne diseases, and heat-related impacts. The plan would identify and support the nation’s most vulnerable communities, while enhancing long-term research into the effects of climate change on the health of everyday Americans.