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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Biography

 

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania’s 17th 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.

Matt serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, and is on the Appropriations Subcommittees for Commerce—Justice—Science and Financial Services & General Government.  He is also a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Matt sits on the House Steering and Policy Committee, which advises House Democratic Leadership on policy and Committee appointments, and is a Regional Whip.

Prior to coming to Congress, Matt worked as an attorney with Munley, Munley & Cartwright for 25 years.  He spent his time at the firm fighting for working families, and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice.

Matt graduated magna cum laude with a history degree from Hamilton College in 1983.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986, where he was a member of law review.

Matt lives in Moosic with his wife, Marion Munley Cartwright.  They have two sons, Jack and Matthew.