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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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May 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – As part of National Foster Care Month, Congressman Matt Cartwright today paired up with a Pennsylvania foster youth for Foster Youth Shadow Day on Capitol Hill.

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May 27, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Matt Cartwright issued the following statement today after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett issued an executive order that would allow natural gas drilling under state parks and forests:

May 23, 2014 Press Release

Minersville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a $24,605 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to the Minersville Fire Company in Minersville, Pennsylvania.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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May 23, 2014 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric K.

May 23, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a resolution that addresses the challenges of “peak water”, a concept used to refer to the growing constraints of water availability, and use.

May 22, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Congressman Matt Cartwright issued the following statement today on the amendment introduced by Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) to the FY2015 National Defense Authorization Act:

May 20, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Matt Cartwright issued the following statement today after U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional:

May 13, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton will receive $589,823 from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The funds will go towards the cost to replace the center’s nurse call system and to upgrade the elopement system, a patient wandering management system. 

May 12, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Last week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Fair Debt Collections Practices Clarifications Act, legislation that would amend the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) to protect consumers from abusive debt collection practices.

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