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Jul 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted to pass the second fiscal year 2021 “minibus” appropriations package on the House floor. It now advances to the U.S. Senate for consideration.

Jul 21, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Addiction Prevention and Responsible Opioid Practices Act to rein in the excessive volume of addictive opioids on the market and increase access to mental health and substance use disorder services.

Jul 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that he will co-sponsor five pieces of legislation to bolster the American medical supply chain amid a nationwide coronavirus case surge that threatens to cause another shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Jun 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act in the U.S. House, which would strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions and reduce out-of-pocket health care costs. It passed by a vote of 234-179 with support from both Democrats and Republicans and now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration. 

Jun 26, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and several Republican attorneys general filed briefs in California v. Texas before the Supreme Court, asking that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) be struck down in its entirety as the U.S. continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

Jun 19, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education received $6,054,730 from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Payment Program.

Jun 18, 2020 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health & Developmental Services will receive $4,000,000 over a four-year period from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Projects of Regional and National Significance grant program. The funds will help them develop their system of care for children and youth experiencing mental health challenges.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young (AK-At Large) introduced the Rural Hospital Sustainability Act to provide financial stability to struggling rural hospitals, and maintain access to quality health care for rural Americans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

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.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-chair Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today held a virtual press conference with U.S. Senator Bob Casey (PA) to highlight their support for essential workers amid the COVID-19 outbreak, where they discussed their efforts to fight for hazard pay and worker protections in the next coronavirus response package.