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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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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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Aug 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a $1,000,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Health Resources and Services Administration (an agency of HHS) awarded The Wright Center for Community Health this supplemental funding through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP). RCORP funds multi-sector consortia to enhance their ability to implement a set of prevention, treatment, and recovery activities in rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder (SUD).

Aug 5, 2019 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.

Aug 3, 2019 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.

Aug 2, 2019 Press Release

Tannersville, PA – On Friday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced nearly $30,000 in federal funds to plan and establish a Farm to School program in Monroe County, an initiative that will increase local students’ access to fresh food and help them create healthy nutrition habits from a young age. The funding will be administered by the Pocono Mountains United Way and was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Grant Program.

Jul 24, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced over $1.5 million in federal funding for Scranton-Lackawanna County Head Start, which will be used to continue providing comprehensive early education programs to children in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jul 19, 2019 Press Release

 

Canaan Twp., PA –U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) visited a federal penitentiary in Wayne County on Friday morning amid reports that five of the facility’s correctional officers fell ill this week during routine cell checks.

 

Jul 17, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced up to $16 million in available federal funding for local organizations to help veterans and socially-disadvantaged Pennsylvanians who are looking to own and operate ranches and farms.

Jul 1, 2019 Event

 

Congressman Matt Cartwright will host a town hall meeting in Honesdale. This event is an opportunity for constituents to hear from Congressman Cartwright during a brief presentation. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A session.

This event is open to the public. RSVP's are not reguired.

May 31, 2019 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.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –This week, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) convinced his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to approve new funding that will offset the costs of improving stormwater infrastructure in northeastern Pennsylvania, a growing issue for working families in the district and across the state.