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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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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.

Jan 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S.Representative Matt Cartwright introduced legislation to ensure that all American workers have access to the ballot box during federal elections.  The Time Off to Vote Act would require employers to grant their employees at least two hours of paid leave to vote in federal elections.  Such a provision already exists in some states; Cartwright’s bill would

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Schuylkill County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Northampton County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Northampton County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Monroe County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Monroe County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Lackawanna County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Lackawanna County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Carbon County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Carbon County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 14, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

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.

Jan 10, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright apparently has done his homework — he received a top grade for his first year in office from an independent government tracking website.

Aug 3, 2013 In The News
The Morning Call

WASHINGTON — — Matt Cartwright starts this day as he has most mornings since being sworn into Congress seven months ago: two cups of coffee, two bowls of rice cereal sprinkled with flax seeds and a long jog around the Capitol.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

Hazardous wastes produced during the extraction of oil and natural gas would be subject to federal law to the same extent as wastes produced by other industries under a bill introduced this week by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

KINGSTON - About 750,000 low-income women and children nationwide could be turned away from an effective nutrition program as a result of budget cuts, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Friday.

Jul 6, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

On June 25, an AP story appeared in The Times-Tribune warning that the Social Security Administration is "approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates" and that "claims for benefits have increased by 25 percent since 2007."

Jun 24, 2013 In The News
The Washington Post

Blue-collar federal employees who work on the outskirts of some major cities could receive a pay boost under a newly offered House bill that would redraw the boundary lines used in their locality-based pay system.

Jun 6, 2013 In The News
Lehighvalleylive.com

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Larry Holmes capturing the WBC heavyweight title, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Charlie Dent have introduced a resolution recognizing the Easton great, according to a news release.

"Larry Holmes is not only a champion of boxing, but has also been a champion in his community," said Cartwright, D-Northampton, in the release.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Huffington Post

As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact of sequestration at a protest rally in his district on Wednesday.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Times Leader

YATESVILLE — An audience shouted — “Stop the cuts now!”— and its members hoisted signs spelling out the same message during a Wednesday night demonstration regarding the federal budget.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, organized the rally to get laborers to make noise about the sequester that might cost the private sector alone 750,000 jobs nationwide.