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
Bipartisan, zero-cost solution to increase resilience to extreme weather

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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