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.
Rep. Cartwright had the honor or presenting Dr. Joseph Schectman of Scranton with his Bronze Star for Valor he displayed in the Battle of the Bulge, north of Bastogne, fearlessly running messages as the U.S. 106th Infantry Division was under massive assault by Nazi Panzer Divisions. One of 9 medals presented to Dr. Schectman.
U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Bob Casey called on the U.S. Army Corps to fully support the feasibility study of Solomon Creek in Luzerne County. The creek is in close proximity to a residential area, school, hospital, and utilities, all of which could suffer damage if the creek were to flood in the event of a major storm.
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Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded Monroe County a $110,000 grant. The funds will be used towards the Monroe County Energy Conservation and Efficiency Initiative.
Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans who have served in combat from all military operations with greater access to mental health resources.
Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced the bipartisan Innovate America Act.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright and Gerry Connolly introduced the bipartisan Annuity Safety and Security Under Reasonable Enforcement (ASSURE) Act, with the support of 24 colleagues.