Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement after voting on the House floor to pass the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (H.R. 1230):
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) honored one veteran of World War II along with four who fought in the Korean War at an event at the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded two grants worth a combined total of $3,188,368 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.
Washington, DC – Language from legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) to help communities prepare for natural disasters and extreme weather incidents was included in the fiscal year 2020 funding legislation, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump today.
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued the following statement after voting to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) introduced the Consortia-Led Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Networks Act in both the U.S. House and Senate to spur the development and deployment of clean energy and advanced manufacturing technologies in the United States.
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Luzerne County Head Start received a $4.69 million federal funding grant this week, according to U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic.
The grant, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide 50% of the funding for the agency’s annual operations, according to Lindsey Fredericks, a Head Start community advocate.
On Monday, Congressional leaders voted to approve two federal spending packages for the 2020 fiscal year. One of them includes $24 million to be spent on grants and programs to control polluted stormwater runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region.
“I will do everything I can to reduce the local burden,” said U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, who fought for the funds.
Hourly employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot would earn more under a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, and Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, in the U.S. House and Senate.
The Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania received a $70,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced Friday.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, last week voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act — landmark legislation to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families struggling under the weight of skyrocketing prescription drug prices.
Between 2012 and 2016, the price of insulin nearly doubled in the United States.
Unfortunately, in America’s prescription drug market, price hikes like that have become routine. In the first half of 2019 alone, drug companies increased the prices of over 3,400 drugs, with price hikes averaging five times the rate of inflation.
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.
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.
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.
The bridge building U.S. Sen Bob Casey spoke about Thursday had as much to do with politics as infrastructure.
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