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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Sep 15, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $4,125,727 grant to the Counties of Lackawanna and Luzerne.  The federal grant is intended for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

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Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the bipartisan Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act, legislation that would award competitive grants to colleges and universities to train additional professionals in the field of orthotics and prosthetics.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the legislation in the Senate.

Sep 10, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $39,444 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the Fairview Hose Co. No. 2 in Jim Thorpe.

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Sep 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a new regulation that authorizes the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to operate prescription drug take-back programs:

Aug 28, 2014 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $48,023 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the West End Fire & Rescue Company in Mahanoy City.

Aug 26, 2014 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded the Wilkes-Barre Police Department an Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) worth $30,275.  The JAG award will be distributed via the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance.

Aug 25, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the award of $23,898 to the City of Scranton for the purchase of two new police cars for general patrol use.  The award was made by the U.S. Department of Justice, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program.

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Aug 20, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of the Army has awarded a military contract valued at $8,420,783 to General Dynamics in Scranton for the manufacture, assembly, and shipment of 23,961 M1 High Fragmentation projectile metal parts, a 105mm high fragmentation round used by artillery systems. 

Aug 19, 2014 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright toured Praxair’s Stockertown, Northampton County facility, where he met with several employees, including plant manager Mike Saltarelli, to discuss the economic impact of the company within the 17th Congressional District.

Aug 18, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), located within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, has awarded a total of $123,500 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds to the Delaware Water Gap Fire Department in Monroe County. 

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