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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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Jun 19, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) introduced the Vegetables Are Really Important Eating Tools for You (VARIETY) Act in order to expand the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) to the entirety of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). 

Jun 13, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act, introduced on March 7th of this year, was added to Minority Whip Steny Hoyer’s (MD-5) “Make it in America” legislative program. 

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) introduced the Wounded Warrior Research Enhancement Act.  U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) has introduced similar legislation in the Senate.  

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded two northeastern Pennsylvania fire departments each with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).  The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Jun 3, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Last week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced H.R. 4756, the Bullying Redress and Verified Enforcement (BRAVE) Act, legislation that would address bullying behavior within schools.

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Jun 3, 2014 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Pennsylvania State Block Grant Program has awarded $1,150,501 to the Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport in Pottsville, PA. 

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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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