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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


Press Releases

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).

Mar 21, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,586,006 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Center Cluster grant program.

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation Would Drive Competition and Give Consumers Greater Freedom

WASHINGTON –Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced legislation on Thursday to protect American consumers by giving them greater freedom to choose where they fill drug prescriptions for their household pets.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Act Would Help Schools Access Financing For Energy Projects

WASHINGTON –Today, the House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Peter Welch (VT-AL) to help American schools become more energy efficient.

Mar 5, 2019 Press Release
During the 115th Congress, Cartwright was the fourth most effective Democrat in the House of Representatives, according to a CEL score that measures each member’s productivity. It was the third consecutive term in which Cartwright exceeded expectations as a lawmaker.
Feb 15, 2019 Press Release
“As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I’m concerned about protecting the spending power of Congress. And as an American, I’m really concerned about the constitutionality of this kind of declaration, as it threatens one of the core pillars of our republic: the separation of powers.”