Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania
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Oct 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC — This week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced legislation that would enact fair wages for all workers at Tobyhanna Army Depot. H.R.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release

Duryea, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarded both a Community Facility Grant and Loan – totaling $249,300 – to Germania Hose Company.

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Oct 5, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced bicameral legislation that would help communities in Pennsylvania manage waste. The Trash Reduction and Sensible Handling (TRASH) Act would allow states to restrict out-of-state waste from entering its borders.

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Oct 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, a co-chair of the House Democratic Caucus Rebuilding America Task Force, wrote to President Donald Trump calling on his administration to develop a comprehensive infrastructure plan.

Sep 29, 2017 Press Release

Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced $210,000 has been awarded to the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its Resident Opportunities and Self-Service Coordinators program.

Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright introduced a resolution to honor fallen members of the Armed Forces. This bipartisan resolution seeks to amend the House Rules to require a reading of the names of members of the Armed Forces who died in the previous month as a result of combat operations. 

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Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Tamaqua, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Tamaqua Area High School student, Monika Shimko, has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. Rep. Cartwright proudly nominated Monika to attend the academy where she will begin her service career.

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Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Easton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Notre Dame High School student, Thomas Koons, has been accepted to the United States Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. Rep. Cartwright proudly nominated Thomas to attend the academy where he will be heading to begin his service career.

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Sep 28, 2017 Press Release

Pottsville, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded a $400,000 Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant to Schuylkill County.

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Sep 26, 2017 Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded a $350,000 Transitional Housing Assistance grant to the Women’s Resource Center in Scranton.

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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 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.