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Fiscal Responsibility

As a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Congressman Cartwright takes seriously his responsibility to ensure that government is utilizing taxpayers’ hard earned money effectively.  He plans to fight hard to combat waste, fraud, and abuse, while ensuring new government programs focus on growing our economy and creating opportunity. 

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Oct 23, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Tobyhanna Township Volunteer Fire Company in Pocono Pines received a $30,000 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant and the William Walker Hose Company Inc. in Jermyn received a $53,333.33 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Fiscal Year 2019.

Sep 16, 2020 Press Release

In Case You Missed It – A new analysis found that legislation led by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08), which was signed into law in 2016, has saved the federal government more than $450 million in taxpayer dollars since its enactment.

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Transit Bus Procurement Act to make it easier and more cost-effective for small local public transit operators to purchase new buses through the federal General Services Administration (GSA).

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

Lake Township, PA – On Wednesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to improve water treatment for thousands of Pennsylvanian families in Wayne County.

Jun 4, 2019 Press Release
The federal grant, which totals $2,550,174, will be used to improve a runway at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and to enhance its lighting.
Dec 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—After successful passage of H.R. 2, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, (commonly known as the Farm Bill) Congressman Matt Cartwright highlighted the gains achieved, especially for those in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Wednesday the combined conference report passed the House with a vote of 369-47. It weds the needs of both rural and urban communities to ensure the bill reflects the breadth of America.

Oct 26, 2018 Press Release

Taylor, PA – Lackawanna County will receive $784,883 in federal funds to reconstruct and pave a 1.1-mile section of previously unpaved roadway that services Stauffer Industrial Park. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), an independent federal entity that serves Pennsylvania and other eastern mountain states, announced approval of the funds this week.

The paving will enhance access to the industrial park from highly-traveled Keyser Avenue and Oak Street, which connect to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Oct 12, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC--Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) released the following statement regarding the announcement of a 2.8 percent increase in the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security recipients:

“Social Security has been our nation’s most effective anti-poverty program for senior citizens and Americans with disabilities.

Sep 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Appropriations Committee Member Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) released the following statement regarding final passage Wednesday of the two-bill, fiscal year 2019 “minibus” appropriations bill and a Continuing Resolution to fund remaining unfunded parts of the federal government through December 7, 2018 (in order to avoid a partial government shutdown).

Sep 26, 2018 Press Release

Frackville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division awarded a Multi-Family Housing Loan Guarantee to the Central Pennsylvania Development Association in Schuylkill County.