Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation to promote nutrition education. The bipartisan Nutrition Education Act would require schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to include 50 hours of nutrition education each year.

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Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

Dunmore, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a Staffing for Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant of $809, 621 to Dunmore Fire Department. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

Pittston, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s Seventeenth District.  The winner, Dupont’s Bailey Piechota, was a student at Pittston Area High School.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation that would incentivize water conservation and help consumers cut costs on water bills. The WATER Use Act (H.R. 3248) would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s WaterSense program, which helps consumers identify water-efficient products, such as faucets and toilets.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,189,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funds support critical health services for underinsured and uninsured residents.

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.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center received $1,894,759 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The funds will go towards renovations to the floors, bathrooms, nurse stations, and cameras at the veterans’ center. The Gino J.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Scranton Lackawanna Head Start received $4,297,661 in federal funds from  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) announced that he joined the bipartisan Climate Solution Caucus. The Climate Solution Caucus aims to educate Members of Congress on economically-viable and bipartisan options to reduce climate risks and to address impacts of climate change.

Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) awarded $1,537,154 to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA in Wilkes-Barre. The purpose of this Health Center Program grant is to support New Access Points (NAP) for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services.

Jun 11, 2017 In The News
Rep. Matt Cartwright: Why reopening Wall Street 'casino' wrong choice for Main Street

The Morning Call

When the 2007 financial crisis struck, Wall Street was the epicenter.

May 25, 2017 In The News
Rep. Cartwright: Budget cuts lifelines

The Times-Tribune

Scranton natives — I’ll call them Robert and Linda — both worked full-time jobs and were financially secure until they experienced a series of misfortunes. Not only did the couple lose part of their hard-earned pensions, but they both were denied raises and overtime due to their employers’ financial troubles.

Apr 13, 2017 In The News
Casey, Cartwright call for funds for infrastructure, Solomon Creek Wall

The Times Leader

The bridge building U.S. Sen Bob Casey spoke about Thursday had as much to do with politics as infrastructure.

Mar 30, 2017 In The News
Pass RECLAIM

The Citizens' Voice

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday eviscerating clean-air regulations adopted by the Obama administration, but his expectation that the pass on pollution will revive the coal industry is overly optimistic.

Dec 27, 2016 In The News
Rep. Matt Cartwright: Rebuilding America's infrastructure necessary to rebuild nation

The Morning Call

Sep 13, 2016 In The News
Cartwright named to U.S. House appropriations committee

The Citizens' Voice

The region’s least senior congressman now sits on the U.S. House committee that controls all the federal money.

House Democrats elected U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, one of the most powerful panels because it approves spending before the full House does.

Feb 25, 2016 In The News
State Official to Seek Cap on ACA Risk Adjustment Payments

Bloomberg BNA

By Sara Hansard | February 24, 2016 6:57PM ET

Feb. 24 (BNA) -- Maryland's insurance commissioner told Bloomberg BNA Feb. 24 he'll look at ways to help nonprofit CO-OPs created under the ACA and other new plans remain viable under the law's risk-sharing programs.

Apr 28, 2015 In The News
Lithuanian ambassador to America visits Penn State Schuylkill

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Penn State Schuylkill had a special international guest on Monday with a visit by Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico Žygimantas Pavilionis.

Apr 27, 2015 In The News
Cartwright joins PennEnviroment to support EPA wetlands rule

BRENDAN GIBBONS, STAFF WRITER

A proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would extend crucial protection to Pennsylvania wetlands, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Friday.

Jan 14, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright’s legislation to grant a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 1,809 non-salaried Tobyhanna Army Depot employees and other blue-collar federal workers has been included in the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that the House is expected to pass today.