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