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Meet Matt Cartwright

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District and was first sworn into Congress on January 3, 2013. In Congress, Matt is committed to working across the aisle to advocate for working families. Matt’s priorities include strengthening the middle class, creating jobs, ensuring quality health care, protecting seniors, and supporting veterans and military families. Matt has introduced over 150 bipartisan bills, more than any other House Democrat during his time in office.

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Lackawanna County
Parts-of Luzerne County
Pike County
Wayne County
Parts of Monroe County
Lackawanna County
Parts of Luzerne County
Pike County
Wayne County
Parts of Monroe County

About The District

The 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania includes all of Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, and parts of Luzerne and Monroe Counties. It is characterized by a diverse demographic composition, blending both urban and rural areas. The population of the district is equally unique, with a range of ethnic and racial backgrounds represented.

Passenger Rail Updates

Cartwright Successfully Steers Another $15.35 Million Back to Northeast PA

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science...Read more

Work on the first Gateway rail tunnel under the Hudson River is ready to begin

It’s happening. The first “heavy construction” contract for the $16 billion Gateway rail tunnel under the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey was approved Friday by...Read more

Celebration honors the past and future of rail service in NEPA

In the 1980s, members of what would become the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA) started meeting with people in church basements, fire halls and...Read more

Train through Poconos gains steam

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, along with key partners, hosted a rally to restore passenger rail service on Tuesday night at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Pocono...Read more

Casey, Cartwright Announce Key Step in Restoring Scranton to New York Rail Service

Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has included Northeastern...Read more

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