Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Feb 10, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 3 students from Lackawanna County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's class of 20

Feb 6, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $1,236,656 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to the Wilkes-Barre City Fire Department.  Funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Feb 6, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright introduced the Autism Services and Workforce Acceleration Act.  The legislation would authorize federal funding for enhanced treatment, support, research, and services for individuals with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 3 students from Monroe County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's class of 2018,

Feb 4, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 4 students from Schuylkill County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's class of 20

Feb 3, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright proudly announced the nomination of 7 students from Northampton County for appointments to the United States Service Academies.  Each student nominated by Congressman Cartwright will go through the academies' competitive application process.  If offered an appointment, the students will join their respective academy's class of 2

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington – This evening, Pennsylvania Congressman Matt Cartwright issued the following statement in advance of President Obama’s State of the Union Address:

Jan 27, 2014 Press Release
Democrats Will Keep Up the Fight to Help 87,622 People in Pennsylvania Looking for Work
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S.
Jan 16, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright offered an amendment during the House Committee on Natural Resources full committee business hearing.  Although the amendment had bipartisan support, it failed by a vote of 26-14. 

Jan 14, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the release of the fiscal year 2014 consolidated appropriations bill.  The bill meets the terms set by the Ryan-Murray budget agreement, providing $1.012 trillion for the operation of the federal government and avoiding a government shutdown:

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