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May 22, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $7,760,096 to the Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) from the Federal Transit Administration through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

May 21, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $150,000 in new federal funds from the U.S.

May 20, 2020 Press Release
Providing Federal Resources for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation, a Cartwright Priority, is a Core Component of Proposed “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” Program

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Deb Haaland (NM-01), Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) urged House Leadership to include a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” program in future economic recovery packages.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Hazle Township, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today demanded that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) take additional, on-the-ground steps in response to health and safety concerns he and workers raised in April at Amazon’s “AVP1” distribution center and its continued failure to protect workers from COVID-19.

May 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-chair Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today held a virtual press conference with U.S.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
Heroes Act Unveiled Today Includes Pay Boost for Health Care, Other Essential Workers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Fight; Bill Also Provides More Direct Aid to State and Local Governments to Support Frontline Public Service Employees, Another Top Cartwright COVID-19 Response Priority

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today welcomed the inclusion of several of his priorities for northeastern Pennsylvanians in the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion House-led coronavirus response package to meet the ongoing challenge COVID-19 poses to our nation.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $629,051 to The Wright Center for Community Health as part of the newly created Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program through the Federal Communications Commission.

May 11, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $1,338,297 to three northeastern Pennsylvania health centers as part of the newly created Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Expanding Coronavirus Testing (ECT) Program.

May 8, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today joined nurses from the Regional Hospital of Scranton as they called on their managers and administrators at Community Health Systems to work together with their frontline caregivers during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) to keep themselves, those they care for and their entire communities safe.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $64,162 to the City of Scranton. Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, this Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding (CESF) program supports a broad range of activities to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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