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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania


Press Releases

Apr 11, 2013 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today Congressman Matt Cartwright introduced the bi-partisan Nutrition Education Act with 22 original co-sponsors.  This bill would require each local educational agency participating in the National School Lunch Program to include under its wellness policy a requirement for students to receive 50 hours of school nutrition education per school year.

Mar 22, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Cartwright announced that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) to the Summit Station Fire Company #1 in Summit Station, PA. 

The grant in the amount of $18,525 will go towards safety and operation expenses.

Mar 19, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Cartwright announced the opening of his Pottsville District office. The office, located at 121 Progress Avenue, Suite 310, Pottsville, PA 17901, is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Mar 15, 2013 Press Release

New Report Shows Seniors Will Pay More Out-of-Pocket for Health Coverage, Preventive Care, Prescription Drugs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep.

Mar 14, 2013 Press Release

Legislation Would Protect Our Water and Air

WASHINGTON –  Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep.

Mar 13, 2013 Press Release
The Ryan-Republican Budget Ends Medicare Guarantee and Provides Huge Tax Cuts for the Wealthy


Mar 1, 2013 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – Late yesterday Rep. Matt Cartwright sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. concerning the recent tragedy at USP Canaan.  In the letter Cartwright urged Samuels to expedite the Pepper Spray Pilot Program, which allows correctional officers in Federal prisons to be in possession of pepper spray during their shifts.