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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


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Dec 20, 2019 In The News
The Citizens' Voice


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.

Dec 20, 2019 In The News
The Citizens' Voice

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.

Dec 17, 2019 In The News
Pocono Record


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.

Dec 14, 2019 In The News
Scranton Times-Tribune


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.

Dec 14, 2019 In The News
The Times Leader


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.

Nov 25, 2019 In The News

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.

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.