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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania


Rep. Cartwright Named Co-Chair of Jobs for America Task Force to Create Jobs, Economic Agenda

Sep 13, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that he will serve in a leadership role in the Jobs for America task forces, a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda to benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.

Rep. Cartwright will serve as co-chair for the Rebuilding America Task Force.

“Investing in infrastructure will put Americans back to work, spur economic development, improve quality of life, and connect our communities,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I’m committed to finding policy solutions that will improve our country’s infrastructure and expand economic opportunities for working families.”

The Rebuilding America Task Force will focus on modernizing our nation’s infrastructure, expanding job opportunities in key industries, launching a school construction boom, updating our power grid and water infrastructure, and taking a visionary approach to the projects needed to put our country at the forefront of innovation.

The Rebuilding America Task Force is one of five Jobs for America task forces aimed at identifying opportunities and solutions for American workers in five key areas: Rebuilding America, Jobs with Dignity, Access to Jobs, New Economy, and Reinvesting in Our Returning Heroes. In the coming months, the task forces will meet with business and labor leaders, issue experts, and American workers to develop policy goals and solutions that will benefit all Americans. The effort was launched by the House Democratic Caucus.

“Investing in our infrastructure is one of the most effective ways to secure high-paying, long-term jobs for the hardest-working men and women across the country. This effort will produce specific legislation that will rebuild our nation’s crumbling bridges and roads, build schools, and upgrade an antiquated power grid,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY). “I’m grateful to Congressman Cartwright for his leadership in this important effort that will help spur job creation and strengthen our economy.”

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