Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Jul 27, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded the Mayfield Hose Company No. 1 with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $39,010. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Rural Development arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded grants totaling $7,600 to Mahanoy Township for the purchase of a Utility Police Interceptor All-Wheel-Drive vehicle.

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $80,000 to Lackawanna College for the purchase of sonography equipment for its medical diagnostic, treatment, and occupational therapy programs.

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Jul 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation to promote nutrition education. The bipartisan Nutrition Education Act would require schools participating in the National School Lunch Program to include 50 hours of nutrition education each year.

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Jul 19, 2017 Press Release

Dunmore, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded a Staffing for Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant of $809, 621 to Dunmore Fire Department. The funds will be distributed via the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Jul 18, 2017 Press Release

Pittston, PA – Today U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s Seventeenth District.  The winner, Dupont’s Bailey Piechota, was a student at Pittston Area High School.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright re-introduced legislation that would incentivize water conservation and help consumers cut costs on water bills. The WATER Use Act (H.R. 3248) would codify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s WaterSense program, which helps consumers identify water-efficient products, such as faucets and toilets.

Jul 17, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,189,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funds support critical health services for underinsured and uninsured residents.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – An amendment offered by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright to cut government costs was included in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the House today.

This amendment would require the Secretary of Defense to brief Congress on compliance of a cost-savings program authorized in the FY17 NDAA.

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Scranton Lackawanna Head Start received $4,297,661 in federal funds from  the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). These funds are used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education.

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 28, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

As he ran for Congress last year, Matt Cartwright pointedly said he would represent "the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party" if elected.

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.

Jul 27, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

KINGSTON - About 750,000 low-income women and children nationwide could be turned away from an effective nutrition program as a result of budget cuts, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said Friday.

Jul 6, 2013 In The News
The Times-Tribune

On June 25, an AP story appeared in The Times-Tribune warning that the Social Security Administration is "approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates" and that "claims for benefits have increased by 25 percent since 2007."

Jun 24, 2013 In The News
The Washington Post

Blue-collar federal employees who work on the outskirts of some major cities could receive a pay boost under a newly offered House bill that would redraw the boundary lines used in their locality-based pay system.

Jun 6, 2013 In The News
Lehighvalleylive.com

In honor of the 35th anniversary of Larry Holmes capturing the WBC heavyweight title, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright and Charlie Dent have introduced a resolution recognizing the Easton great, according to a news release.

"Larry Holmes is not only a champion of boxing, but has also been a champion in his community," said Cartwright, D-Northampton, in the release.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Huffington Post

As most congressional lawmakers spend Easter recess hosting town halls and fundraising, Rep. Matthew Cartwright (D-Pa.) plans to highlight the impact of sequestration at a protest rally in his district on Wednesday.

Mar 27, 2013 In The News
The Times Leader

YATESVILLE — An audience shouted — “Stop the cuts now!”— and its members hoisted signs spelling out the same message during a Wednesday night demonstration regarding the federal budget.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, organized the rally to get laborers to make noise about the sequester that might cost the private sector alone 750,000 jobs nationwide.