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Mar 4, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued the following statement after the House Appropriations Committee unveiled an $8.3 billion emergency funding package to address the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the U.S.:

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – During a hearing of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) pressed executives from companies that manage private military housing on what they are doing to protect the rights of U.S. military personnel and their families who live in housing units they oversee and manage.

Mar 3, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) re-introduced the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Plumbing Research Act to improve the safety, water efficiency and reliability of our plumbing systems.

Feb 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act with Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) to protect and preserve native plant species in national parks throughout the United States.

Feb 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Don Bacon (NE-02), and Matt Gaetz (FL-01), introduced legislation supported by both Republicans and Democrats to bolster America’s infrastructure and systems against the risks of extreme weather.

Feb 24, 2020 Press Release

Clarks Summit, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) visited the Abington Senior Community Center with affordable health care advocacy group, Protect Our Care, to hear constituents’ concerns about access to affordable health care.

Feb 19, 2020 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has granted a total of more than $23 million to Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District through multiple programs to address issues of affordable housing.

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – This week, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Ted Yoho (R-FL-03) introduced the Nutrition Education Act to address childhood obesity by ensuring students are learning how to maintain a healthy, balanced diet at school.

Feb 14, 2020 Press Release

I know that health care is on a lot of people's minds, and it's on mine too -- especially as Washington Republicans continue to threaten access to care for the people who need it most, like our seniors, the disabled, children and people with pre-existing conditions.

Feb 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Transit Bus Procurement Act to make it easier and more cost-effective for small local public transit operators to purchase new buses through the federal General Services Administration (GSA).

Jan 3, 2020 In The News
Times Leader


U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright visited the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center in downtown Scranton Friday afternoon to give four area veterans some long overdue recognition.

Dec 20, 2019 In The News
The Citizens' Voice


Luzerne County Head Start received a $4.69 million federal funding grant this week, according to U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic.

The grant, through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide 50% of the funding for the agency’s annual operations, according to Lindsey Fredericks, a Head Start community advocate.

Dec 20, 2019 In The News
The Citizens' Voice

On Monday, Congressional leaders voted to approve two federal spending packages for the 2020 fiscal year. One of them includes $24 million to be spent on grants and programs to control polluted stormwater runoff in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region.

“I will do everything I can to reduce the local burden,” said U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, who fought for the funds.

Dec 17, 2019 In The News
Pocono Record


Hourly employees at Tobyhanna Army Depot would earn more under a bill introduced by Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, and Sen. Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, in the U.S. House and Senate.

Dec 14, 2019 In The News
Scranton Times-Tribune


The Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania received a $70,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced Friday.

Dec 14, 2019 In The News
The Times Leader


U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, last week voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act — landmark legislation to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families struggling under the weight of skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

Nov 25, 2019 In The News

Between 2012 and 2016, the price of insulin nearly doubled in the United States.

Unfortunately, in America’s prescription drug market, price hikes like that have become routine. In the first half of 2019 alone, drug companies increased the prices of over 3,400 drugs, with price hikes averaging five times the rate of inflation.

Sep 17, 2017 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced this week that he will serve in a leadership role in the Jobs for America task forces — a unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda to benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families.

Cartwright will serve as co-chair for the Rebuilding America Task Force.

Jun 11, 2017 In The News
The Morning Call

When the 2007 financial crisis struck, Wall Street was the epicenter.

Big banks tricked Americans into mortgages they couldn't afford through predatory lending practices. Then, they packaged those doomed mortgages into securities, which they traded as triple-A securities, even though they knew they were rotten at the core.

May 25, 2017 In The News
The Times-Tribune

Scranton natives — I’ll call them Robert and Linda — both worked full-time jobs and were financially secure until they experienced a series of misfortunes. Not only did the couple lose part of their hard-earned pensions, but they both were denied raises and overtime due to their employers’ financial troubles.