Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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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. 

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that two separate grants have been awarded to the Commission on Economic Opportunity, Wilkes-Barre.  The grants, awarded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), total $627,486.

Jul 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Last night, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright led the charge against the proposed Chabot Amendment, which aimed to zero out the funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).   The amendment, which failed by a vote of 273-147, was offered as part of the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act.

Jun 27, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Expedited Hiring for VA Trained Psychiatrists Act, legislation that would create a fast track hiring process for psychiatrists who train at Veterans Affairs facilities.  The legislation was introduced with the support of four Republican and four Democratic Representatives.

Jun 26, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright released the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8: 

“In recent years, both California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act became symbols of discrimination around the country and around the world.  Today, ‘equality for all’ prevailed.