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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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Dec 2, 2019 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – On November 14, the House Committee on Natural Resources’ Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a hearing on Representative Matt Cartwright’s (PA-08) Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019 (H.R. 4248). This legislation would reauthorize the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Trust Fund and enable states to continue restoring polluted and dangerous mining sites and spur economic development in depressed former coal communities.

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Milford, PA – On Wednesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to improve the infrastructure that supplies water to thousands of Pennsylvania families in Pike County.

Through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Rural Development, the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Milford will receive $413,300 in grants and $2,428,000 in loans that will go toward upgrading and improving the authority's public water system.

Oct 10, 2019 Event

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

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Oct 9, 2019 Event

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

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Oct 3, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – On Thursday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to support health care services in Luzerne County.  

Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) will receive a $180,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue their critical work, which includes family planning services, pregnancy care, and nutrition programs.  

Oct 1, 2019 Event

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

For more information please call 570-341-1050.

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will be used to design a sewage expansion project in Pike County.

The grant totals $42,500 and will be awarded to Pike County. It will be used to design a sewage expansion project in Blooming Grove Township, which will provide long-term sewage disposal needs to the existing undeveloped commercial parcels near the project area. The increase in sewer capacity will allow for the development of 250 acres owned by the county.

Sep 26, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – On Thursday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to support the Ashley Borough Police Department and keep Luzerne County residents safe.

The Ashley Borough Police Department will receive an $18,100 federal grant to replace a 3-liter, all-wheel-drive vehicle that was totaled earlier this year. The vehicle will be used by the Drug Task Force at DUI checkpoints and to assist other local police departments.

Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

Lake Township, PA – On Wednesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to improve water treatment for thousands of Pennsylvanian families in Wayne County.

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will help expand dental services in Lackawanna County.

The grant totals $50,000 and will be awarded to AllOne Charities. It will be used to purchase dental equipment for a new, integrated dental service with mobile capacity at NEPA Community Health Care’s Andrew C. Mazza Memorial Health Center, which is located in Greenfield Township, in Lackawanna County.