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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 Applauds Commerce Department’s $3 Billion Investment i...

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) welcomed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) launch of “Investing in America’s Communities,” the largest DOC economic development initiative in de...

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Jul 21
In the News

Amtrak to assess Scranton-NYC infrastructure; Cartwright forms rail re...

The Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority and Amtrak have signed an agreement that represents new formal involvement by the passenger rail service in a potential route from Scranton to New York City... Follo...

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Jul 14
Press Releases

Rep. Cartwright Announces $5.2 Million in Federal Funds for Early Chil...

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton-Lackawanna Head Start received a competitive five-year grant award, with this year’s award totaling $5,290,611. These funds will b...

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Jul 14
Press Releases

Rep. Cartwright Reminds NEPA Working Families that Advance Monthly Chi...

Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is reminding Northeastern Pennsylvania working families that advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments of up to $300 per month per ch...

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Jul 14
In the News

Child Tax Credit payments begin Thursday, how it could help Pennsylvan...

Something considered a means for social change is about to begin Thursday. The IRS will begin sending Child Tax Credit payments to some 36 million eligible families with children 17 or younger on Thursday. These first-e...

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