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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Jun 5, 2019 Press Release
The Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act would establish a pilot grant program at the U.S. Department of Energy to provide nonprofits with the resources they need to improve energy efficiency in their buildings.
Jun 4, 2019 Press Release
The federal grant, which totals $2,550,174, will be used to improve a runway at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and to enhance its lighting.
May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –This week, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) convinced his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to approve new funding that will offset the costs of improving stormwater infrastructure in northeastern Pennsylvania, a growing issue for working families in the district and across the state.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a bill today to prepare the next generation for success, by ensuring American high school students have the best tools to manage their finances.

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May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) introduced a bill on Wednesday to protect natural resources and wildlife from extreme weather and climate change.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that provisions he authored on military family health and safety were included in the House Fiscal Year 2020 Military Construction-VA appropriations bill, which was approved by the full Appropriations Committee this afternoon.

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May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) unveiled a legislative package on Thursday that supports our nation’s wounded warriors by enhancing orthotics and prosthetics research and workforce.

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May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –On Wednesday, the Natural Resources Committee in the House of Representatives voted in favor of the RECLAIM Act, a bill proposed by Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) to advance economic development by helping communities revitalize lands that have been adversely affected by coal mining.

May 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a resolution on Wednesday to designate May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month.

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Apr 15, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted Capital Fund Awards totaling $12,820,565 to housing agencies across Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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.