Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Mar 13, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright applauded the passage of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Flood Affordability Act of 2014, in the Senate by a vote of 72-22, the President is expected to sign the legislation:

Mar 12, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will disburse $4 million in obligated federal funding to the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta).  The funds will be distributed via the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

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Mar 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the passage of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Flood Affordability Act of 2014.

Mar 4, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright issued the following statement on President Obama’s budget proposal:

“President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request seeks to promote economic growth, make critical investments in our future, and responsibly reduces the deficit. 

Feb 26, 2014 Press Release
Washington – Today, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Peter Welch (D-VT-At Large) introduced H.R. 4092, the bipartisan Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act.
Feb 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Interior has made $52.3 million available for Pennsylvania  in 2014– the largest amount made available to any State – to reclaim abandoned coal mines.  Funds will be distributed via the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).

Feb 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington – This week, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright, Steve Stockman, and Mark Takano introduced the bipartisan Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, named for two pioneers in the education of deaf and blind students.  The legislation would improve educational outcomes for students with vision and/or hearing loss.

Feb 12, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Sherman Hills Task Force will hold a public hearing.  The hearing will take place on Thursday, February 20, at 9:00 AM at the Luzerne County Courthouse’s Council Chamber in Wilkes-Barre.    

Feb 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance a grant in the amount of $144,853.

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