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).
Honesdale, PA - Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a federal grant to help the borough of Honesdale meet its firefighting needs.
WASHINGTON –Reps. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Daniel Webster (FL-11) unveiled legislation on Tuesday to make sure Americans are prepared for extreme weather events, establishing best practices across the government in order to protect communities while saving taxpayer money.
Luzerne County, PA - Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced two federal grants that will enhance the work of first responders in the boroughs of Kingston and Avoca in Luzerne County.
The two grants total $84,545.45, and will be awarded in the following way:
Wilkes-Barre, PA- On Friday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced $486,615 in federal funding for Wilkes University to acquire high-performance scientific technology for research and instruction.
Luzerne County, PA- Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a federal grant of nearly $62,000 for the borough of Hughestown to meet its firefighting and emergency response needs.
WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) introduced legislation on Monday to clean up America’s abandoned coal mines, by ensuring states have enough resources to restore polluted sites to their original condition and to spur new economic development in former coal communities.