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Jun 16, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department following calls from concerned constituents who received their CARES Act stimulus payment in the form of a prepaid card that came from outside the U.S. Treasury Department, as well as those who still have yet to receive their payment.

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Jun 9, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Lackawanna County Treatment Court will receive $1,999,975 over a five year period from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand substance abuse treatment capacity. The first disbursement the court will receive is $399,995.

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Jun 8, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $8,790,046 to municipal governments in northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jun 5, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today raised concern with the U.S. Treasury Department’s use of prepaid cards to distribute Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus payments to certain eligible workers and families through a third-party financial institution.

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Jun 2, 2020 Press Release

Hazleton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Hazleton Police Department has received a $1,342,497 grant through the federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program to support the hiring of additional law enforcement officers.

Jun 1, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) will host a virtual information session on Wednesday, June 3, at 5:30 p.m. for high school students and parents to discuss the application process for the U.S. Military Service Academies, along with Colonel Dan Braun, a U.S. Military Academy alumnus.

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Jun 1, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued the following statement regarding the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd:

May 29, 2020 Press Release
HHS Has Not Recognized Several Types of Senior Living Communities for COVID-19 Emergency Relief

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today called on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to include senior living communities in future distributions of CARES Act coronavirus relief funding.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass critical legislation in the U.S. House to deliver further relief for northeastern Pennsylvania’s small businesses.

May 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young (AK-At Large) introduced the Rural Hospital Sustainability Act to provide financial stability to struggling rural hospitals, and maintain access to quality health care for rural Americans throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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