Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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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. 

Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that a grant worth $96,753 has been awarded to The Wright Center through the Ryan White Title III HIV Capacity Development and Planning Program.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) funds will be used for HIV treatment capacity planning and development.

Jun 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant worth $1,248,681 over five years ($249,866 distributed in FY 2016 and similar amounts in each of the next four years) to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.

May 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Organ Donor Clarification Act, legislation that’s aim is to address our nation’s organ transplant shortage.

The legislation was featured on Sunday’s broadcast of ABC World News Tonight.

Apr 11, 2016 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc. has been awarded a $1,498,620 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support critical health services to underserved residents.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans who have served in combat from all military operations with greater access to mental health resources.

Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Bobby Scott (VA-03) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (PA) proposed sweeping reforms to the federal program that provides benefits to coal miners suffering from black lung disease.
Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the re-introduction of the Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act with the support of 10 members of Congress.  Cartwright first introduced the HEAR Act in 2013.