Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced the Openness in Political Expenditures Now (OPEN) Act. The OPEN Act would improve transparency in elections by requiring corporations disclose political expenditure details to shareholders. This bill was first introduced in the 113th Congress.

Nov 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-17) to protect older, low-income veterans from financial scams. The bipartisan Veterans Care Financial Protection Act (H.R.

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Nov 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, bipartisan legislation by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Leonard Lance (NJ-07) unanimously passed the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee. The PREPARE Act (H.R. 4177) would improve government preparedness for extreme weather incidents.

Oct 26, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17), Rodney Davis (R-IL-13), and Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) introduced bipartisan legislation to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

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Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

Mahanoy City, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded a $45,20o Economic Impact Initiative Grant to Mahanoy City Borough. This grant program falls within the scope of USDA Rural Development, which is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America.

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Oct 20, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that The Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology received a $100,000 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). This grant will provide funding for a study of the proposed Science Center and Aquarium envisioned for downtown Easton.

Oct 18, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s bipartisan legislation to protect older, low-income veterans from financial scams passed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The Veterans Care Financial Protection Act (H.R.

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Oct 17, 2017 Press Release

Wilkes Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded grants in the amount of $1,639,569 to the city of Wilkes-Barre and $4,721,553 to Luzerne County.

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Oct 17, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $788,761 to the city of Easton through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

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Oct 16, 2017 Press Release

Bethlehem, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Bethlehem Catholic High School student, John Zemanek, has been accepted to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. Rep. Cartwright proudly nominated John to attend the academy where he will begin his service career.

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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.