The bipartisan Veterans Care Financial Protection Act would direct the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to work with other federal agencies and states to develop and implement standards that protect veterans from predatory practices. The bill now heads to the President's desk.
U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright led a discussion with Members of Congress and experts on how infrastructure investments would inject trillions into our economy and put hard-working Americans to work.
Washington, DC – Congressman Matt Cartwright announced today that Tobyhanna Army Depot’s planned hiring of more than 100 new engineers, IT specialists, electronics technicians, and related trades personnel is to support a $150 million increase in spending during federal fiscal year 2019 on WIN-T work, the development and maintenance of the Army’s most modern communications systems.
Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) awarded $1,793,347 to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA (RHC), in Wilkes-Barre. The funds will be used to maintain RHC’s current scope of health care services in its seven locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,321,672 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funds support critical health services for underinsured and uninsured residents.
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released to the public a dire report regarding the sustainability of the federal Black Lung Trust Fund, which covers medical and living expenses for former coal mine workers who have the devastating and potentially deadly disease of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (also known as black lung disease).
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright made the following statement regarding President Trump’s executive orders aimed at federal workforce unions. The president’s three executive orders would:
--Restrict time spent by union officials on employee and workplace issues.
Scranton – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted Public Housing Capital Fund Awards totaling $17,513,760 to housing agencies across Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.