Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Aug 21, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a $100,000 grant to Northampton Community College (NCC) Monroe campus for the Building Information Technology Workforce Development Skills Project.

Aug 16, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Rep. Matt Cartwright released the following statement today after the announcement made by the Tobyhanna Army Depot that they have reduced civilian defense workers furloughs from 11 days to 6:

Aug 9, 2013 Press Release

Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $480,579 grant through the Federal Aviation Administration to the Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

Aug 7, 2013 Press Release

Ross Township supervisors are offering counseling services to friends and family of those killed or injured in Monday's attack. Services are available 24 hours a day from New Perspectives Crisis Service at 570-992-0879.

Aug 5, 2013 Press Release

Scranton – This evening, Rep. Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the shooting at a monthly Ross Township Community Meeting in Monroe County:

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.