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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Feb 15, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Fiscal Year 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period is now open and will close on and will close on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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Feb 14, 2019 Press Release
The Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act will develop a national strategic action plan to tackle these public health challenges, which include pulmonary and cardiovascular illnesses, food-borne diseases, and heat-related impacts. The plan would identify and support the nation’s most vulnerable communities, while enhancing long-term research into the effects of climate change on the health of everyday Americans.
Feb 7, 2019 Press Release
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $212,440 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to two local organizations in Northeastern Pennsylvania - the Commission on Economic Opportunity in Luzerne County and United Neighborhoods Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County.
Feb 4, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency’s (SLHDA) Head Start Programs received $8,627,060 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $2,928,869 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Luzerne County working to address homelessness.

Jan 31, 2019 Press Release

Lackawanna, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $3,897,139 in Continuum of Care (CoC) funds to local agencies and organizations based in Lackawanna County working to address homelessness.

Jan 30, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S.Representative Matt Cartwright introduced legislation to ensure that all American workers have access to the ballot box during federal elections.  The Time Off to Vote Act would require employers to grant their employees at least two hours of paid leave to vote in federal elections.  Such a provision already exists in some states; Cartwright’s bill would

Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Northampton County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Northampton County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Lackawanna County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Lackawanna County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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Jan 28, 2019 Press Release

Monroe County, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the students from Monroe County nominated for appointments to attend the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.

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