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Sep 16, 2020 Press Release
Federal News Network: Law “may just be the most successful federal management bill in the last two-plus decades”

In Case You Missed It – A new analysis found that legislation led by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08), which was signed into law in 2016, has saved the federal government more than $450 million in taxpayer dollars since its enactment.

Sep 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) introduced the CSA Opportunity Act to enable families to save for their children’s post-secondary education without fear of losing access to vital resources like food and energy assistance.

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Sep 14, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced $1.15 million in federal funding will be awarded to the Women’s Resource Center to support their housing and legal assistance initiatives. The funds are disbursed through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

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Sep 11, 2020 Press Release

Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced municipal governments in the Eighth Congressional district will be awarded a total of $2,420,042 in federal funding through a supplementation of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program authorized by the CARES Act.

Sep 3, 2020 Press Release

Eighth Congressional District, PA During a virtual meeting with Northeastern Pennsylvania educators and administrators today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) called on the U.S. Senate to negotiate with the House and pass the Heroes Act to protect students, families and teachers, as schools begin their fall semesters.

Sep 2, 2020 Press Release
World’s Largest Aluminum Can Manufacturer to Invest Over $300 Million in Pittston Over Multiple Years, Create 230 New Manufacturing Jobs

Pittston, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today welcomed Ball Corporation’s announcement that the company will build a new aluminum beverage packaging plant in Pittston, creating 230 new manufacturing jobs through an investment of more than $300 million over multiple years.

Aug 28, 2020 Press Release

Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that seven first responder agencies will be awarded a total of $733,921.38 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Program (AFG) to be used for operations and safety equipment.

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Aug 25, 2020 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced a $600,000 grant to the Domestic Violence Service Center through the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

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Aug 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Delivering for America Act, legislation he co-sponsored to ensure the U.S. Postal Service continues to deliver mail efficiently during the pandemic. It now advances to the U.S. Senate.

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