Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced his new initiative to address health care in the U. S.:  a roundtable of community members and leaders directly impacted by health care legislation to discuss and debate the Affordable Care Act and offer recommendations on how to improve the ACA.

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Sep 25, 2017 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $118,400 in Economic Impact Initiative and Community Facilities Grants in Schuylkill County.

Sep 22, 2017 Press Release

Blakely, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a Community Facility Grant to Blakely Hose Co. #2.

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Sep 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Steve Cohen (D-TN-09) were joined by U.S.

Sep 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Senator Edward J.

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced 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.

Rep. Cartwright will serve as co-chair for the Rebuilding America Task Force.

Sep 13, 2017 Press Release

East Stroudsburg, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Pocono Services for Families & Children received $1,546,043 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.

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Sep 12, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Lafayette College received a $169,545 federal grant from a tech program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would improve orthotics and prosthetics care for service members and veterans. The Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act would support colleges and universities seeking to establish degree programs to train specialists in orthotics and prosthetics.

Sep 7, 2017 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded the Deer Lake & West Brunswick Fire Co. #1 and the McAdoo Fire Company Inc. with Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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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 28, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

As he ran for Congress last year, Matt Cartwright pointedly said he would represent "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" if elected.

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.