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Apr 10, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced more than $19 million for northeastern Pennsylvania students enrolled in colleges, universities and career and technical schools whose semesters were interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Apr 9, 2020 Press Release

Moosic, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today held a listening session with leaders of the Area Agencies on Aging. Agencies from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne Counties shared their questions, suggestions and concerns related to protecting older northeastern Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Apr 8, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that three northeastern Pennsylvania health centers have received a total of $2,678,820 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help them fight the COVID-19 outbreak. This is the second round of federal funds they have been awarded in recent weeks for this purpose.

Apr 5, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today welcomed Greyhound Inc.’s decision to suspend its bus service to Scranton as the number of COVID-19 cases in the area continues to rise. The company had been running one round-trip route daily between Scranton and New York City in recent weeks.

Apr 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today applauded progress on the distribution of federal transit relief funds in northeastern Pennsylvania from H.R.

Apr 3, 2020 Press Release

Moosic, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) last evening held a listening session with leaders of labor unions in northeastern Pennsylvania to take their questions, suggestions and concerns related to the federal COVID-19 response.

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Apr 2, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today joined 127 of his Democratic and Republican colleagues in sending a letter to Speaker Pelosi requesting that future COVID-19 response packages set aside stabilization funding specifically for localities with populations under 500,000.

Apr 1, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today called on Greyhound Lines, Inc. to limit its bus service between Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York City to individuals traveling for essential purposes only, as there has been a significant, sustained rise in COVID-19 cases in both areas.

Apr 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued a statement on additional steps being taken by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among inmates and staff, which the bureau announced last night.

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Mar 30, 2020 Press Release
Scams Related to COVID-19 Have Made Access to Legal Services for Older Americans Even More Vital

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced during a video press conference today the introduction of the Senior Legal Hotline Act in the U.S. House, which would authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a competitive grant program for statewide legal hotlines serving seniors.

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