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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded three grants worth $9,088,536 combined to the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education for it’s continuing mission and operations.  

Mar 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans with greater access to mental health resources. The Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act would allow veterans to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses regardless of when their conditions manifest themselves.

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Wright Center Medical Group received a $82,143 federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  HRSA operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and works to improve health care among underserved and vulnerable populations.

Jan 31, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act (H.R. 4899), which enhances the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s ability to provide substance abuse treatment.

Jan 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright recently introduced the bipartisan SNAP Healthy Incentives Act, a bill that would create incentives for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase fruits and vegetables.

Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced his new initiative to address health care in the U. S.:  a roundtable of community members and leaders directly impacted by health care legislation to discuss and debate the Affordable Care Act and offer recommendations on how to improve the ACA.

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve orthotics and prosthetics care for service members and veterans. The Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act would support colleges and universities seeking to establish degree programs to train specialists in orthotics and prosthetics.

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care for older Americans.

The Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act would establish demonstration projects to test models of care that use direct-care workers (DCWs) in advanced roles. These demonstration projects would study care coordination and improved delivery of health services for older adults with chronic illness or at-risk of re-hospitalization.

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced the bipartisan Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act.  This legislation aims to reduce the wait times for veterans seeking mental health care by allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a fast-track process for hiring psychiatrists.

Dec 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) re-introduced legislation to improve the quality and lower the cost of health care for older Americans.