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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


Press Releases

Jul 17, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced up to $16 million in available federal funding for local organizations to help veterans and socially-disadvantaged Pennsylvanians who are looking to own and operate ranches and farms.

Jul 12, 2019 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded three grants totaling $6,812,541 to The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, a non-profit consortium focused on training regional medical professionals who go on to serve vulnerable populations.  

Jun 27, 2019 Press Release
The new funding will allow Marywood University to recruit 20 diverse and academically-talented STEM students, mainly mathematics and biology majors, to teach math and science in high-need Pennsylvania school districts.
Jun 26, 2019 Press Release
Bill Would Strengthen Protection for Unions and Set Standards for Workplace Conditions After Devastating Janus v. AFSCME Decision
The Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act will establish the right of every public sector employee to join a union and bargain collectively.
Jun 5, 2019 Press Release
The Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act would establish a pilot grant program at the U.S. Department of Energy to provide nonprofits with the resources they need to improve energy efficiency in their buildings.
Jun 4, 2019 Press Release
The federal grant, which totals $2,550,174, will be used to improve a runway at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and to enhance its lighting.
May 23, 2019 Press Release
Appropriations Bill Will Double Funding Available For Local Grants In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Region, Including NEPA

WASHINGTON –This week, Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) convinced his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to approve new funding that will offset the costs of improving stormwater infrastructure in northeastern Pennsylvania, a growing issue for working families in the district and across the state.

May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a bill today to prepare the next generation for success, by ensuring American high school students have the best tools to manage their finances.

May 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) introduced a bill on Wednesday to protect natural resources and wildlife from extreme weather and climate change.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that provisions he authored on military family health and safety were included in the House Fiscal Year 2020 Military Construction-VA appropriations bill, which was approved by the full Appropriations Committee this afternoon.