Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Mayfield Hose Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $39,010. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded grants totaling $7,600 to Mahanoy Township for the purchase of a Utility Police Interceptor All-Wheel-Drive vehicle.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $80,000 to Lackawanna College for the purchase of sonography equipment for its medical diagnostic, treatment, and occupational therapy programs.

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Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation to promote nutrition education. The bipartisan Nutrition Education Act would require schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to include 50 hours of nutrition education each year.

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Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

Dunmore, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a Staffing for Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant of $809, 621 to Dunmore Fire Department. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

Pittston, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s Seventeenth District.  The winner, Dupont’s Bailey Piechota, was a student at Pittston Area High School.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation that would incentivize water conservation and help consumers cut costs on water bills. The WATER Use Act (H.R. 3248) would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s WaterSense program, which helps consumers identify water-efficient products, such as faucets and toilets.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,189,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funds support critical health services for underinsured and uninsured residents.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – An amendment offered by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright to cut government costs was included in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House today.

This amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to brief Congress on compliance of a cost-savings program authorized in the FY17 NDAA.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Scranton Lackawanna Head Start received $4,297,661 in federal funds from  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

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