Matt Cartwright will fight to ensure that the United States maintains the strongest armed forces in the world and that American troops overseas have every available item to carry out their mission. The Congressman looks forward to a day when all American forces can come home and will work to ensure that every mission in which our troops are deployed is thoroughly necessary for the national security of the United States. Naturally, the United States will continue to be a strong ally to NATO and Israel.
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Washington, DC -- Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) issued the following statement after President Trump announced United States' withdrawal from the Joint Comphrehensive Plan of Action:
Washington, DC – A bipartisan amendment offered by Rep. Cartwright to protect federal civilian jobs, including jobs at the Tobyhanna Army Depot, passed the House of Representatives yesterday. This amendment prohibits the Department of Defense from using funds to conduct new A-76 studies.
Washington, DC – An amendment offered by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright to cut government costs was included in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House today.
This amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to brief Congress on compliance of a cost-savings program authorized in the FY17 NDAA.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation that would guarantee leave for military families. The bipartisan Military Family Leave Act allows military families to spend time with a loved one who has received notification of impending active duty deployment.
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Richard Hanna (R-NY) introduced the bipartisan A Necessary and Targeted Impediment to Viruses Act (ANTI Virus).
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) re-introduced the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act, legislation that would safeguard the country’s natural resources from the increasingly harmful effects of climate change.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of the Army has awarded a military contract valued at $301,640,000 to Scranton’s General Dynamics plant, and Medico Industries, Wilkes-Barre Township.
Pottsville, PA – U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright will hold his first Schuylkill County “Coffee with your Congressman” in Pottsville on Monday, April 28, 2014. The event is a casual, come-and-go opportunity for constituents to visit directly with the Congressman. This is a part of an ongoing series of events Congressman Cartwright will hold across the Seventeenth District throughout the year.