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

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Lackawanna County
Parts-of Luzerne County
Pike County
Wayne County
Parts of Monroe County
Lackawanna County
Parts of Luzerne County
Pike County
Wayne County
Parts of Monroe County

About The District

The 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania includes all of Lackawanna, Pike, Wayne, and parts of Luzerne and Monroe Counties. It is characterized by a diverse demographic composition, blending both urban and rural areas. The population of the district is equally unique, with a range of ethnic and racial backgrounds represented.

Passenger Rail Updates

Electric school buses, green tech in focus at LCCC conference

Funding for electric buses is just one benefit arising from the bipartisan infrastructure law promoted by the Biden Administration, Cartwright said. One of his signature...Read more

NEPA/NYC rail link would energize the regional economy

I retired from the Long Island Rail Road as a foreman in the signal department and a position as the general chairman of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen (BRS) union...Read more

Matt Cartwright announced $15M is coming to NEPA

Congressman Matt Cartwright is bringing $15.35 million back to NEPA. According to officials, on March 25 Congressman Cartwright announced $15.35 million in federal funding...Read more

Cartwright Successfully Steers Another $15.35 Million Back to Northeast PA

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science...Read more

Cartwright provides $15M for NEPA projects, including $1.6M for passenger rail to New York City

The $1.2 trillion spending package passed by Congress and signed into law on Saturday will provide $15.35 million for various projects and local agencies in Northeastern...Read more

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