Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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National Security

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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Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

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.

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

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.

Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, in the face of global climate change, more can be done in the United States to share useful climate data so that leaders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as those in the private sector, can better prepare for future extreme weather events and prevent billions of dollars in damages.
Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
Washington, DC – In response to a request from U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a new report outlining the vulnerabilities federal agencies still face due to lack of planning for extreme weather events. This work follows up on GAO’s previous High Risk Reports of 2013 and 2015 which also identified extreme weather as a significant source of fiscal exposure to the federal government.
Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

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).

Jun 17, 2015 Press Release

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. 

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

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.

Apr 22, 2014 Press Release

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.

Apr 10, 2014 Event

Who:        High School Class of 2015 Students

What:      U.S. Military Service Academy Nominations Applications for PA 17th District:

  • United States Military Academy at West Point
  • United States Naval Academy at Annapolis
  • Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs
  • United States Coast Guard at New London
  • Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point

When:     Saturday, May 17, 2014

                11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Oct 28, 2013 Event

Joining Rep. Cartwright will be the State President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the AARP, Jim Palmquist.  Additionally Athena Ford, Advocacy Director for the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, will be joining Cartwright.