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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Local Issues

The Congressman takes very seriously the responsibility that he has to represent local interests in Washington.  He is keenly aware of the nuances of and challenges facing this geographically diverse and expansive district.

Over the long term, the district lags beyond the country in job creation.  To fight this, Congressman Cartwright is working to create good paying jobs that cannot be outsourced and investing in the small business that drive economic growth. 

As an outgrowth of this, the Congressman is working to restore freight and passenger rail service to all parts of the district. 

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More on Local Issues

Feb 21, 2018 Event

This event is an opportunity for constituents to discuss issues that matter to them directly with Congressman Cartwright.

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Feb 20, 2018 Event

This event is an opportunity for constituents to discuss issues that matter to them directly with Congressman Cartwright.

For more information please call 570-341-1050

Jan 26, 2018 Event

This event is an opportunity for constituents to discuss issues that matter to them directly with Congressman Cartwright. 

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Jan 25, 2018 Event

This event is an opportunity for constituents to discuss issues that matter to them directly with Congressman Cartwright. 

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $44,300 in Community Facilities Direct Loans to the Shenandoah Valley School District. The loan programs fall within the scope of USDA Rural Development, which is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Lackawanna Head Start received $4,205,297 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $8,174,363 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations working to address homelessness.

Dec 28, 2017 Press Release

Luzerne, Pennsylvania – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Luzerne County Head Start received $4,448,810 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

Offers Local Hose Companies, EMS and Fire Departments Assistance in the Application Process

Dec 20, 2017 Press Release

Pittston, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA Alliance) received a $70,000 Cooperative Agreement grant for a partnership-planning project from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).