Congressman Matt Cartwright

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

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that $3 million has been obligated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta).  The Federal Transit Administration is the DOT agency disbursing the funds. 

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Jan 8, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37: 

Jan 8, 2014 Press Release

Fifty years ago today, in his first State of the Union speech, President Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.”  Speaking less than two months after the assassination of President Kennedy, Johnson called on Congress to build upon Kennedy’s call to pioneer a “New Frontier” and deal directly with questions of “poverty and surplus” that America had never adequately answered

Dec 18, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S.

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Dec 16, 2013 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and the Sherman Hills Task Force held its first meeting at the Luzerne County Courthouse.  Members of the task force participated in a briefing with Jane Vincent, Regional Director of the U.S.

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Dec 16, 2013 Press Release
Cost of ACA Repeal for Pennsylvania: 123,600 Consumers in Pennsylvania Would Have Lost an Average Rebate of Approximately $77 per Family

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright highlighted the tough new rules under the Affordable Care Act that ensure that Americans receive value for their premium dollars.  If insurance companies don’t live up to the new standards established by the ACA, insurers have to send consumers a rebate.

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Dec 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Last week, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced H.R. 3714, the bipartisan Servicemembers and Veterans Prescription Drug Safety Act, which aims to decrease accidental drug overdoses among servicemembers and veterans by implementing prescription drug take-back programs.

Dec 12, 2013 Press Release
Cost of ACA Repeal for Pennsylvania: Up to 657,000 Children with Pre-existing Conditions in Pennsylvania Would Lose the Protections They Have Now

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released figures highlighting the number of children in Pennsylvania with pre-existing conditions who, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, are being protected from discrimination based on their health.

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Dec 11, 2013 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S.

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