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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania

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Apr 5, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright offered his support for the U.S.

Apr 4, 2018 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a $1,700,000 grant to the Luzerne County Transportation Authority. The funds will be distributed via the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Mar 29, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded three grants worth $9,088,536 combined to the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education for it’s continuing mission and operations.  

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Trump signed into law U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright’s Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting (EGO) Act. The EGO Act prohibits the use of federal funds to pay for portraits of government officials.

Mar 28, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA  Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Fiscal Year 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant application period is now open and will close on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Mar 23, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan spending bill that included priorities championed by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 will fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year.

Mar 15, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-17) introduced bipartisan legislation that would provide veterans with greater access to mental health resources. The Veterans Mental Health Accessibility Act would allow veterans to seek treatment for service-connected mental illnesses regardless of when their conditions manifest themselves.

Mar 12, 2018 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Wright Center Medical Group received a $82,143 federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).  HRSA operates under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and works to improve health care among underserved and vulnerable populations.

Mar 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill introduced by U.S. Representative Mat Cartwright (PA-17) that would protect older, low-income veterans who require assisted care. H.R.

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