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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th 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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Feb 22, 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.

Feb 21, 2019 Event

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Feb 21, 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.

Feb 19, 2019 Event

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency’s (SLHDA) Head Start Programs received $8,627,060 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Head Start programs provide children with education services focused on early learning, health, and family well-being. These programs promote children’s growth and development, and give parents an opportunity to become actively engaged in their child’s education.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $2,928,869 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Luzerne County working to address homelessness.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Lackawanna, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $3,897,139 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Lackawanna County working to address homelessness.

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.

Jan 8, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Luzerne County Head Start received $9,136,837 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.

Luzerne County Head Start offers Pre-K, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. These comprehensive programs provide social, nutritional, and educational services to children and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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.