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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a resolution on Wednesday to designate May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the nation. More than 80,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year alone, and over 17,000 will die due to the disease, according to estimates from the National Cancer Institute.

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,586,006 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster grant program.

Established in 1978, Scranton Primary Health Care Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, offers quality primary medical and dental care at a reasonable cost to all persons in the community, including those who are underinsured and uninsured.

Jan 15, 2019 Press Release

Honesdale, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $1,574,961 Health Center Cluster grant to Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers. The Health Center Cluster Grant provides for expanded and sustained national investment in health centers.

Dec 27, 2018 Press Release

Wilkes Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) has awarded a $3,074,309 grant to Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA in Wilkes-Barre. 

Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants totaling $11,930,201 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME).  

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division awarded The Wright Center a $463,223 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant to enable doctors to communicate with patients via electronic technology. This is part of USDA’s Rural Development’s broad portfolio of programs to improve the lives of rural Americans.

Nov 14, 2018 Press Release

Bethlehem, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division awarded a $401,679 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant to the St. Luke’s Hospital of Bethlehem to provide telemedicine for critically needed specialty care and disease management to a potential 143,573 rural residents who need higher quality medical services. This is grant of USDA Rural Development’s broad portfolio of programs to improve the lives of rural Americans.

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.

Oct 4, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) released the following statement regarding House passage of H.R. 6 SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act on Friday. Cartwright is a cosponsor of H.R. 5776, the Medicare and Opioid Safe Treatment (MOST) Act, which was included in the SUPPORT Act and provides for Medicare coverage of certain services furnished by opioid treatment programs.

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).