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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced legislation on Thursday to protect American consumers by giving them greater freedom to choose where they fill drug prescriptions for their household pets.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Peter Welch (VT-AL) to help American schools become more energy efficient.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
During the 115th Congress, Cartwright was the fourth most effective Democrat in the House of Representatives, according to a CEL score that measures each member’s productivity. It was the third consecutive term in which Cartwright exceeded expectations as a lawmaker.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
“As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I’m concerned about protecting the spending power of Congress. And as an American, I’m really concerned about the constitutionality of this kind of declaration, as it threatens one of the core pillars of our republic: the separation of powers.”
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Fiscal Year 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period is now open and will close on and will close on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act will develop a national strategic action plan to tackle these public health challenges, which include pulmonary and cardiovascular illnesses, food-borne diseases, and heat-related impacts. The plan would identify and support the nation’s most vulnerable communities, while enhancing long-term research into the effects of climate change on the health of everyday Americans.
Feb 7, 2019 Press Release
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $212,440 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to two local organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania - the Commission on Economic Opportunity in Luzerne County and United Neighborhoods Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County.
Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency’s (SLHDA) Head Start Programs received $8,627,060 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $2,928,869 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Luzerne County working to address homelessness.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Lackawanna, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $3,897,139 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Lackawanna County working to address homelessness.

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

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.