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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


Press Releases

May 23, 2019 Press Release
Appropriations Bill Will Double Funding Available For Local Grants In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Region, Including NEPA

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.

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.

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.

May 2, 2019 Press Release
Bills Would Improve Orthotics and Prosthetics Care & Expand Workforce

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.

May 1, 2019 Press Release
House Committee Advances RECLAIM Act, Bipartisan Legislation to Spur Investment In Coal Country

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.

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.

Apr 10, 2019 Press Release
RECLAIM Act Would Boost Economic Investment and Environmental Recovery in Coal Communities

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Hal Rogers (KY-05), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday to revitalize coal country by giving communities the funds they need to clean up abandoned mine lands.

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

Pittston, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the NEPA Alliance received $70,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration for the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS).