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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Oct 3, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – On Thursday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to support health care services in Luzerne County.  

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – On Friday, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), and Mike Quigley (IL-05) introduced legislation to increase transparency and accountability within the U.S. government. The bill will give the American people greater insight into how the executive branch interprets and implements federal law.

Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase the transparency around tuition costs and to help students plan for the increased costs of higher education.

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Sep 27, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will be used to design a sewage expansion project in Pike County.

Sep 26, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – On Thursday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to support the Ashley Borough Police Department and keep Luzerne County residents safe.

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Sep 25, 2019 Press Release

Lake Township, PA – On Wednesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to improve water treatment for thousands of Pennsylvanian families in Wayne County.

Sep 24, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on Tuesday, following reports that President Donald Trump had a phone conversation with the president of Ukraine in which he discussed investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter:

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced a new federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission that will help expand dental services in Lackawanna County.

Sep 23, 2019 Press Release

Pike County, PA – On Monday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced a $300,000 federal grant to hire dental professionals and expand oral health infrastructure in Pike County. The grant will be awarded by the U.S.

Sep 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced legislation that will protect American taxpayers by prohibiting the dangerous practice of “self-bonding” in the coal sector.

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.