Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement after the release of the fiscal year 2014 consolidated appropriations bill. The bill meets the terms set by the Ryan-Murray budget agreement, providing $1.012 trillion for the operation of the federal government and avoiding a government shutdown:
Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that $3 million has been obligated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANta). The Federal Transit Administration is the DOT agency disbursing the funds.
Washington – Today, U.S. Rep.
WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright issued the following statement after the Senate voted to begin consideration of a bipartisan three-month extension of unemployment insurance (S. 1845) on a vote of 60 to 37:
Fifty years ago today, in his first State of the Union speech, President Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” Speaking less than two months after the assassination of President Kennedy, Johnson called on Congress to build upon Kennedy’s call to pioneer a “New Frontier” and deal directly with questions of “poverty and surplus” that America had never adequately answered
Washington – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S.
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and the Sherman Hills Task Force held its first meeting at the Luzerne County Courthouse. Members of the task force participated in a briefing with Jane Vincent, Regional Director of the U.S.
Cost of ACA Repeal for Pennsylvania: 123,600 Consumers in Pennsylvania Would Have Lost an Average Rebate of Approximately $77 per Family
Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright highlighted the tough new rules under the Affordable Care Act that ensure that Americans receive value for their premium dollars. If insurance companies don’t live up to the new standards established by the ACA, insurers have to send consumers a rebate.
Washington – Last week, U.S. Congressmen Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX-27) introduced H.R. 3714, the bipartisan Servicemembers and Veterans Prescription Drug Safety Act, which aims to decrease accidental drug overdoses among servicemembers and veterans by implementing prescription drug take-back programs.
Cost of ACA Repeal for Pennsylvania: Up to 657,000 Children with Pre-existing Conditions in Pennsylvania Would Lose the Protections They Have Now
Washington – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released figures highlighting the number of children in Pennsylvania with pre-existing conditions who, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, are being protected from discrimination based on their health.