Rep. Cartwright: Time for House Republicans to Face the Facts on Climate CrisisIn the face of rising asthma rates, record droughts and surging oceans there can be no question: the climate crisis threatens the health of our communities, the strength of our economy, and the security of our nation. The urgency of climate change has brought together leaders from 195 nations for a historic summit in Paris to protect the air we breathe and ensure we leave a safe future for our children.
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.
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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc. has been awarded a $1,498,620 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.
Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a supplementary grant worth $3,932,041 to the Luzerne County Head Start, Inc.
Luzerne County Head Start offers Pre-K, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and U.S. Senator Jack Reed (RI) introduced legislation, in both the House and Senate, in an effort to modernize the Securities and Exchange Commission’s industry guides for oil, gas, and mining companies to improve climate risk transparency.
Washington, DC – Today, as President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announce new commitment to combat climate change, 75 Democratic Members of Congress wrote to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, encouraging the agency to finalize proposed rules for new and modified sources of methane emission and to develop proposals to regulate existing sources of methane in t