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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania

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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.

Jun 25, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act—the landmark civil-rights law protecting racial minorities from discrimination at the polls.  The Court ruled that the formula used by Congress to decide which jurisdictions are covered under the law, known as Section 4b, violates the Constitution.  Below is Rep.

Jun 24, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) issued the following statement prior to President Obama’s speech in regards to climate change that is set to take place tomorrow:

Jun 24, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Cartwright took a stand for marriage equality as a participant of the recent third annual NOH8 On The Hill photo event.  The Representative, posing with NOH8’s iconic face tattoo and duct tape, joined nearly 70 new Members of Congress, including two Senators, in support of marriage equality and equal rights for all Americans.

Jun 21, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced the awarding of two Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The grants were awarded to the McAdoo Fire Company and the Klingerstown Fire Company in the amounts of $109,032 and $153,416, respectively.

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Jun 21, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright introduced the Locality Pay Equity Act (H.R. 2450), legislation that would simplify, make fair, and raise pay rates for all workers at Tobyhanna Army Depot.  The legislation was introduced with the support of local U.S. Rep.

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Act, commonly known as the Farm Bill, by a vote of 234-195.  Below is U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright’s statement on the action.

Jun 20, 2013 Press Release
Joins Effort to Force House Republicans to Allow Vote on a Bill Freezing Student Loan Rates at 3.4% For Two Years

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Jun 19, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright recently introduced the Time Off to Vote Act (H.R.

Jun 18, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright will take on the SNAP Challenge this Wednesday, limiting himself to $4.50 for a day’s worth of food.  This is the current average daily benefit for a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps.”

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