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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill that included priorities championed by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 will fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year.

Mar 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans with greater access to mental health resources. The Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act would allow veterans to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses regardless of when their conditions manifest themselves.

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Wright Center Medical Group received a $82,143 federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  HRSA operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and works to improve health care among underserved and vulnerable populations.

Mar 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Mat Cartwright (PA-17) that would protect older, low-income veterans who require assisted care. H.R.

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Mar 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bipartisan legislation that would stimulate rural economic development. The Transformative Hiring in Rural Industries and Vital Economies (THRIVE) Act would establish an interagency council to determine ways to best utilize rural federal investments.

Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting (EGO) Act, which would prohibit the use of federal funds to pay for portraits of government officials. U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) introduced the EGO Act last March.

Feb 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC - Last week, the U.S. Senate passed by unanimous consent the Veterans Care Financial Protection Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

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Feb 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced legislation that would create manufacturing and construction jobs while saving energy. The Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act would establish a Department of Energy (DOE) program to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers make energy efficient upgrades.

Feb 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act, which would provide an effective restitution process for child pornography victims. Companion legislation passed the Senate on January 23, 2018.

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