Matt Cartwright believes that our education system is the crown jewel of American infrastructure. It is the key to our long-term economic growth and our competitiveness as a superpower.
To continue to produce worldwide leaders, Congressman Cartwright will fight to ensure that every dollar that the federal government invests in education is efficiently invested in our students. The Congressman will continue to oppose any efforts to systematically divert funding away from the public schools that will produce tomorrow’s leaders.
Good students are made when education starts early. That’s why Congressman Cartwright opposes any effort to end funding for the federal Head Start program and supports efforts to invest in early childhood education. Later in life, students face challenges funding their education. The Congressman is making every effort to ensure that students will be able to attend a school of their choosing by protecting federal grants and working to keep the cost of student loans low. For those who choose not to attend a four year school, the Congressman is working to ensure that trade and technical schools are available and that community colleges are affordable.
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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) today sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Pete Gaynor with the support of 51 of their colleagues urging him to resume the agency’s policy of allowing states to be reimbursed for safety costs associated with the procurement of protective masks for teachers and students, and higher cleaning and disinfection costs in schools brought on by COVID-19. An interim FEMA policy ended the reimbursements effective September 15.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) introduced the CSA Opportunity Act to enable families to save for their children’s post-secondary education without fear of losing access to vital resources like food and energy assistance.
Eighth Congressional District, PA – During a virtual meeting with Northeastern Pennsylvania educators and administrators today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) called on the U.S. Senate to negotiate with the House and pass the Heroes Act to protect students, families and teachers, as schools begin their fall semesters.
Hawley, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced a $60,000 grant to Lackawanna College through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support nursing education at the school's Lake Region Center campus. By 2024, the grant-supported program will enhance educational opportunities for prospective and current nurses, directly supporting the region's healthcare providers.
Dallas, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that Misericordia University was awarded $263,567 in federal relief amid the coronavirus pandemic through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH is distributing economic stabilization grants with federal CARES Act funding to support cultural institutions, non-profits and educational programming.
Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $150,000 in new federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s Centers of Excellence COVID-19 program.
Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced more than $19 million for northeastern Pennsylvania students enrolled in colleges, universities and career and technical schools whose semesters were interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The money comes from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, which was established by Congress under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748).
Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) introduced the Nutrition Education Act to address childhood obesity by ensuring students are learning how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet at school.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton Lackawanna Head Start received $8,777,315 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). These funds are used for the continuation of comprehensive, high quality, early childhood education for children in Lackawanna County.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying within schools.