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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


Cartwright Elected to House Leadership Position

Nov 29, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC -- Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) released the following statement after being elected Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) by his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives:

“I am humbled and honored by being elected Co-Chair for the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee for the 116th Congress. I intend to use this leadership position to help my party and the House of Representatives do more for the 8th congressional district of Pennsylvania.”

“Northeastern Pennsylvania reflects the make-up and spirit of much of the country. My colleagues recognized how crucial it is that the DPCC leadership include a member who knows about the struggles of working-class families and the economic challenges they face. I understand both the hardships and the hopes that many rural and small-town Americans have. In my leadership role, I intend to help craft policies to address those concerns and aspirations.”

The DPCC is tasked with developing solutions and messages that forcefully communicate where House Democrats stand, that resonate with working Americans, and that present a sharp contrast to the narrow agendas of Wall Street, large corporations, and other special interests.

Congressman Cartwright currently represents the 17th congressional district and will represent the newly-created Pennsylvania 8th district starting January 3, 2019.