Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center received $1,894,759 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The funds will go towards renovations to the floors, bathrooms, nurse stations, and cameras at the veterans’ center. The Gino J.

Jul 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) announced that he joined the bipartisan Climate Solution Caucus. The Climate Solution Caucus aims to educate Members of Congress on economically-viable and bipartisan options to reduce climate risks and to address impacts of climate change.

Jul 11, 2017 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) awarded $1,537,154 to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA in Wilkes-Barre. The purpose of this Health Center Program grant is to support New Access Points (NAP) for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services.

Jul 10, 2017 Press Release

Minersville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a grant of $3,057,279 to Child Development, Inc. for its Schuylkill County Head Start Program. Child Development, Inc.

Jun 30, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded three grants worth $3,311,928 combined to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (WCGME).

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Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Coaldale, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency (HHS) awarded a $99,237 Rural Health Network Development Grant to St. Luke’s Miner Memorial Hospital.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government passed a bill that included language from U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s Wage Grade Employee Parity Act.  Rep. Cartwright is a member of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee.

Jun 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) re-introduced a bill that would protect older, low-income veterans from financial scams.

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

West Pittston, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Mt. Zion Bicentennial Volunteer Fire Company with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jun 28, 2017 Press Release

Nesquehoning, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1, Inc. with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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.

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.