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2019-2020 Statistics
  • 1,207 Constituents
    Helped
  • 97,133 Constituents
    Responded To
  • 274,632,485 Federal Money Brought back to
    District

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 130 bipartisan bills, more than any other House Democrat during his time in office.

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Press Releases

Rep. Cartwright Announces New Legislation to Support Student Veterans ...

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the VA Work-Study Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation would modernize the existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Work-Study program, which allo...

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Nov 30
Press Releases

Cartwright Statement on House-Approved Legislation to Prevent Rail Str...

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an agreement to prevent a rail strike that includes an additional provision to increase...

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Nov 29
Press Releases

Statement on the Passing of Congressman Donald McEachin

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright along with his fellow leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environmental Coalition, including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko and Vice Chairs ...

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Nov 25
In the News

Local woman to work for legislator

A Carbondale woman will work with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to help locals navigate government agencies. Lee Anne Pugliese is the first recipient of a Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship for Cartwright’s office. Sh...

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Nov 22
In the News

Rep. Matt Cartwright Introduces Bill to Streamline Federal Agencies’ S...

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., introduced legislation to improve the efficiency of federal government software procurement and avoid unnecessary costs at the expense of American taxpayers. The Strengthening Agency ...

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