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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 60 pieces of legislation and more bipartisan bills than any other House Democrat.

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Press Releases

Rep. Cartwright Makes Push for Sustainable Jobs and Infrastructure to ...

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) introduced three bills, two of which also have Republican support, to create jobs by building more sustainable infrastructure and promoting energy efficient manufactur...

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Apr 15
In the News

Troops exposed to Agent Orange outside of Vietnam could be in line for...

Congress in recent years has expanded disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during fighting in Vietnam, but a pair of lawmakers is pushing now to make sure U.S. troops who faced the same poisons whi...

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Apr 13
In the News

Cartwright urges people to get COVID-19 vaccinations

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright calls the American Rescue Plan a necessary response to the economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. But real recovery will only come with shots in arms, he said. Cartwright, D-8, Moo...

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Apr 10
In the News

Over 200 thank you letters given to local PA National Guard troops

A program led by one local Democratic congressman is meant at showing gratitude towards our local Pennsylvania National Guard troops. "Thank you" letters, hand written on more than 200 cards, were distributed today by C...

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Apr 09
Press Releases

Chair Cartwright Statement on the White House FY22 Discretionary Fundi...

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08), chair of the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee, welcomed President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 skinny budget and its proposed inves...

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