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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania



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Dec 19, 2019 Press Release

Luzerne County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced a $4,687,441 federal grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Luzerne County Head Start to provide high-quality, comprehensive, early childhood education for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties.

Dec 18, 2019 Press Release


Ashley, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced a $97,546 federal grant awarded through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to the Earth Conservancy to support one 18-month cycle of its Environmental Workforce Training (EWT) Program.

Dec 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – House and Senate leaders today reached an agreement on two fiscal year 2020 federal spending packages, one of which includes funding secured by Rep. Cartwright to offset the costs of improving stormwater infrastructure in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Dec 13, 2019 Press Release


Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania received a $70,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce, distributed via the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for economic development district planning.

Dec 12, 2019 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, in the House, landmark legislation to strengthen the health and financial security of America’s seniors and families struggling under the weight of skyrocketing prescription drug prices.

Dec 11, 2019 Press Release


Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and U.S. Senator Bob Casey (PA) introduced the Locality Pay Equity Act in both the U.S. House and Senate.

Dec 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today issued a statement following the announcement that House Democrats and the Trump administration reached a deal to secure improvements to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Nov 21, 2019 Press Release

Milford, PA – On Wednesday, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-o8) announced new federal funding to improve the infrastructure that supplies water to thousands of Pennsylvania families in Pike County.

Mar 30, 2017 In The News
The Citizens' Voice

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday eviscerating clean-air regulations adopted by the Obama administration, but his expectation that the pass on pollution will revive the coal industry is overly optimistic.

Dec 27, 2016 In The News
The Morning Call

As we enter 2017, I look forward to promoting policies that will benefit working Americans. Over the past year, constituents sent out a clear message: we need to secure our future. In today's economy, a reliable future depends on secure jobs, jobs that pay decent wages and allow people to provide for their families.

Sep 13, 2016 In The News
The Citizens' Voice

The region’s least senior congressman now sits on the U.S. House committee that controls all the federal money.

House Democrats elected U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday, one of the most powerful panels because it approves spending before the full House does.

Feb 25, 2016 In The News
State Official to Seek Cap on ACA Risk Adjustment Payments

Bloomberg BNA

By Sara Hansard | February 24, 2016 6:57PM ET

Feb. 24 (BNA) -- Maryland's insurance commissioner told Bloomberg BNA Feb. 24 he'll look at ways to help nonprofit CO-OPs created under the ACA and other new plans remain viable under the law's risk-sharing programs.

Apr 28, 2015 In The News
Lithuanian ambassador to America visits Penn State Schuylkill

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Penn State Schuylkill had a special international guest on Monday with a visit by Lithuanian Ambassador to the United States and Mexico Žygimantas Pavilionis.

Apr 27, 2015 In The News
Cartwright joins PennEnviroment to support EPA wetlands rule


A proposed rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would extend crucial protection to Pennsylvania wetlands, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Friday.

Jan 14, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright’s legislation to grant a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 1,809 non-salaried Tobyhanna Army Depot employees and other blue-collar federal workers has been included in the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that the House is expected to pass today.

Jan 10, 2014 In The News
The Times Leader

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright apparently has done his homework — he received a top grade for his first year in office from an independent government tracking website.

Aug 3, 2013 In The News
The Morning Call

WASHINGTON — — Matt Cartwright starts this day as he has most mornings since being sworn into Congress seven months ago: two cups of coffee, two bowls of rice cereal sprinkled with flax seeds and a long jog around the Capitol.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

Hazardous wastes produced during the extraction of oil and natural gas would be subject to federal law to the same extent as wastes produced by other industries under a bill introduced this week by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright.