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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Jan 31, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Act (H.R. 4899), which enhances the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s ability to provide substance abuse treatment.

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Jan 30, 2018 Press Release

 

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that his guest to the 2018 State of the Union address will be Colonel Nathan M. Swartz. Col. Swartz is the 32nd commander of the Tobyhanna Army Depot, one of the region’s largest employers.

Jan 29, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright recently introduced the bipartisan SNAP Healthy Incentives Act, a bill that would create incentives for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to purchase fruits and vegetables.

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Jan 25, 2018 Press Release

Schuylkill County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded $44,300 in Community Facilities Direct Loans to the Shenandoah Valley School District. The loan programs fall 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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Jan 22, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Lackawanna Head Start received $4,205,297 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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Jan 19, 2018 Press Release

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright issued the following statement regarding the continuing resolution considered on the House floor on January 18, 2018: 

Jan 11, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $8,174,363 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations working to address homelessness.

Jan 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Peter Roskam (R-IL-06) recently introduced bipartisan legislation to help students and families plan for the increasing costs of higher education. The bipartisan Truth-In-Tuition Act (H.R. 4715) would require universities and colleges to provide a four-year price model for students and parents.

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Dec 28, 2017 Press Release

Luzerne, Pennsylvania – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Luzerne County Head Start received $4,448,810 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

Dec 21, 2017 Press Release

Offers Local Hose Companies, EMS and Fire Departments Assistance in the Application Process

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