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May 7, 2020 Press Release
OSHA has Maintained its Policy of Few Inspections as COVID-19 Outbreaks Have Temporarily Shuttered Food Production Facilities Across the U.S.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today wrote to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) calling on the agency to enforce its guidelines for employers in essential industries to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

May 6, 2020 Press Release

Hanover Township, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $500,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields program to the Earth Conservancy in Luzerne County.

May 5, 2020 Press Release
Coronavirus Frontline Workers Fair Pay Act boosts high-risk health care workers pay by up to $35,000; up to $25,000 for other essential employees

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Linda Sánchez (CA-38) today formally introduced the Coronavirus Frontline Workers Fair Pay Act, a bill to provide hazard pay to health care professionals and other essential workers.

May 4, 2020 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $100,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Greater Wilkes-Barre Industrial Fund, also known as Wilkes-Barre Connect, for the Designing the Future Workforce for Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA Works) project.

May 1, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced the release of $3,843,478 to housing agencies across northeastern Pennsylvania.

Apr 29, 2020 Press Release
Northeastern Democrats are Fighting for Critical Aid that State and Local Governments in PA, NY and NJ Need to Pay Health Workers, Police, Firefighters, Teachers and Others

Scranton, PA – House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Co-chair Matt Cartwright (PA-08) along with Representatives Susan Wild (PA-07), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) and Anthony Brindisi (NY-22) held a video press conference with regional reporters today as House Democrats are demanding support for the region’s frontline public service workers in next coronavirus a

Apr 24, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today welcomed the release of $1,871,400 for affordable housing and community support in northeastern Pennsylvania. Authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R.

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release
IRS gave low-income seniors with eligible children less than two days’ notice of a deadline to claim dependents and ensure they quickly receive their ‘plus $500’

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today, U.S.

Apr 23, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement after voting in favor of the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R.

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