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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright sent a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Cheryl LaFleur requesting a public hearing to discuss the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline.

Aug 12, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S.

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

Cartwright and Cole Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather Incidents

Jul 31, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passed the Senate companion to Rep. Cartwright’s Truth in Settlements Act. The Senate companion was introduced by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK).

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), an agency within the U.S.

Jul 17, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) introduced the Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act, legislation that would enact a cap on reform fees and rates associated with consumer credit products, including short-term and long-term payday loans and car title loans.  U.S.

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Last night, there was a shooting incident at the Sherman Hills apartment complex.  U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement:

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Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced the Safeguarding America’s Future and Environment (SAFE) Act, legislation that would safeguard the country’s natural resources from the increasingly harmful effects of climate change.  U.S.

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded a total of $435,101 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funds for four fire departments in northeastern Pennsylvania.  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). 

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