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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania



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Aug 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a $1,000,000 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Aug 12, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced $334,000 in federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Aug 2, 2019 Press Release

Tannersville, PA – On Friday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced nearly $30,000 in federal funds to plan and establish a Farm to School program in Monroe County, an initiative that will increase local students’ access to fresh food and help them create healthy nutrition habits from a young age.

Jul 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC - On Thursday, Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced two pieces of legislation to hold oil and gas industries accountable to national standards for water and air protection.

Jul 24, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – On Wednesday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced over $1.5 million in federal funding for Scranton-Lackawanna County Head Start, which will be used to continue providing comprehensive early education programs to children in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jul 19, 2019 Press Release


Canaan Twp., PA –U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) visited a federal penitentiary in Wayne County on Friday morning amid reports that five of the facility’s correctional officers fell ill this week during routine cell checks.


Jul 17, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced up to $16 million in available federal funding for local organizations to help veterans and socially-disadvantaged Pennsylvanians who are looking to own and operate ranches and farms.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded three grants totaling $6,812,541 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, a non-profit consortium focused on training regional medical professionals who go on to serve vulnerable populations.  

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
The new funding will allow Marywood University to recruit 20 diverse and academically-talented STEM students, mainly mathematics and biology majors, to teach math and science in high-need Pennsylvania school districts.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act will establish the right of every public sector employee to join a union and bargain collectively.
Sep 17, 2017 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced this week that he will serve in a leadership role in the Jobs for America task forces — a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda to benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.

Cartwright will serve as co-chair for the Rebuilding America Task Force.

Jun 11, 2017 In The News
The Morning Call

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

Big banks tricked Americans into mortgages they couldn't afford through predatory lending practices. Then, they packaged those doomed mortgages into securities, which they traded as triple-A securities, even though they knew they were rotten at the core.

May 25, 2017 In The News
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
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
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
The Morning Call

As we enter 2017, I look forward to promoting policies that will benefit working Americans. Over the past year, constituents sent out a clear message: we need to secure our future. In today's economy, a reliable future depends on secure jobs, jobs that pay decent wages and allow people to provide for their families.

Sep 13, 2016 In The News
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


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