Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Press Releases

Aug 5, 2013 Press Release
Highlights When Women Succeeds, America Succeeds Agenda, Which Calls for Building on FMLA to Further Improve Work/Family Balance

SCRANTON – Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright marked the 20th anniversary of the implementation of the landmark Family and Medical Leave Act, which was signed into law on February 5, 1993 by President Bill Clinton.  On August 5, 1993, six months later, the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act were implemented.  President George H.W.

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release
New Study Finds That Reform Will Create Jobs, Spur Growth

Washington – Today, Rep. Cartwright highlighted a new report demonstrating the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform to the families, businesses, and communities of Pennsylvania.  The study makes it clear that reform will boost job creation, expand the economy, and strengthen the economic security of workers and the middle class.

Aug 2, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Financial Literacy for Students Act, HR 2920, with the support of 23 Representatives.

Jul 30, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Cartwright marked the 48th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare.  President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965.

Jul 29, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Fiscal Year 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period opens Monday, July 29, 2013; the deadline for all grant applications is Friday, August 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  The grant application process requires a significant amount of time to properly complete.  Therefore, Rep.

Jul 26, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act along with Rep.

Jul 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Yesterday, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Safe and Fair Environment on Highways Achieved through Underwriting Levels Act (H.R. 2730) or “A SAFE HAUL.”  The bill would raise the required insurance minimum for motor carriers.

Jul 18, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Given the extreme contradictions in the previous testimony of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) Russell George (see below for transcript), U.S. Rep.

Jul 15, 2013 Press Release

Bushkill, PA – The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) today welcome Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) to discuss what hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” could mean for national parks and trails, including the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, and how the public

Jul 12, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — This week, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Openness in Political Expenditures Now (OPEN) Act, legislation that would require corporations and labor unions to disclose political expenditure details to shareholders or union members.