Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $8,174,363 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations working to address homelessness.

Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Peter Roskam (R-IL-06) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to help students and families plan for the increasing costs of higher education. The bipartisan Truth-In-Tuition Act (H.R. 4715) would require universities and colleges to provide a four-year price model for students and parents.

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Dec 28, 2017 Press Release

Luzerne, Pennsylvania – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Luzerne County Head Start received $4,448,810 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

Offers Local Hose Companies, EMS and Fire Departments Assistance in the Application Process

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Dec 20, 2017 Press Release

Pittston, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA Alliance) received a $70,000 Cooperative Agreement grant for a partnership-planning project from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Dec 20, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Housing Authority of the City of Easton a $57,570 Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) grant.

Dec 13, 2017 Press Release

Stroudsburg, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in the Pocono Mountains received a $6,000 Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant will help Quiet Valley develop a better emergency disaster response plan.

Dec 11, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a bipartisan bill to fund and advance orthotic and prosthetic (O&P) research for veterans. The Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 4587) would establish the first centralized collection of outcomes-based research on O&P.

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Dec 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rebuilding America Task Force, led a discussion with Members of Congress and experts on how infrastructure investments would dramatically benefit working men and women by injecting trillions into our economy and putting hard-working Americans to work.

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Nov 30, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced a bill to protect the country’s wildlife and natural resources from climate change.

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