Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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May 3, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced an effort by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to track down apparent phone scammers claiming to represent the Veterans Choice Program (VCP).

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May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DCToday, U.S. Representative Cartwright released the following statement after language from the Wage Grade Employee Parity Act was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2017:

May 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Last week, Congressman Cartwright (PA-17) and Congressman Curbelo (FL-26) re-introduced bipartisan legislation that would assist nonprofits in becoming more energy efficient. The Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act would establish a pilot program at the U.S.

Apr 20, 2017 Press Release

Carbon County, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Apr 12, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Lehighton Ambulance Association with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Apr 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC —Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Diana DeGette (CO-01), Jared Polis (CO-02), and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) introduced their Safe Energy Future Plan, a package of five bills that will protect public health and the environment from the risks of oil and gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking.”

Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would prevent coal companies from unfairly denying benefits to deserving miners and families
Mar 31, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) along with colleagues in both the House and the Senate, introduced the Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act. The bill would protect taxpayers from liabilities caused by coal companies’ risky financial practices.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Cartwright joined his Republican colleagues in re-introducing a bill to revitalize coal communities devastated by the decline of the coal-mining industry.

Mar 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced a bill to ensure parity for federal employees. The Wage Grade Employee Parity Act would guarantee that the percentage increase in rates of basic pay for Wage Grade, or hourly, employees is equivalent to the percentage increase received by General Schedule, or salaried, federal employees.  

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