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Rep. Cartwright Statement on Hamas Attacks Against Israel

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on the attacks by Hamas against Israel: “The reckless rocket attacks that have been carried out indiscriminately by Hamas continue to threaten the safety and lives of innocent people both in Israel and Palestine. I forcefully condemn these escalating assaults and support Israel’s right to defend itself and its people w...

Cartwright and Wild remind families of May 17 tax deadline

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Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Susan Wild (PA-07) held a video press conference to urge hardworking families in Eastern Pennsylvania to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17 deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments as soon as possible. As part of the American Rescue Plan Reps. Cartwright and Wild helped pass...

Cartwright, Casey introduce Tobyhanna Army Depot pay gap bill again

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey have again introduced the Locality Pay Equity Act, a bill designed to close the pay gap at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Pay for hourly employees is based on 1950s military installation placements, while salaried workers are paid based on metropolitan markets — in this case, the New York City region. Hourly employees are considered part of the lower-earnin...

$330M available to NEPA counties, cities through American Rescue Plan

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Tuesday said the region counts on local governments for essential services like police, fire, emergency response, garbage collection, street cleaning and so much more. Cartwright welcomed the U.S. Treasury Department’s launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which allocate $330 million for the counties and larger cities that comprise the 8th Congr...

Over $50 Million in rescue relief for NEPA colleges, universities and students

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) announced more than $50 million in emergency funding from the American Rescue Plan for colleges, universities and students in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The funding will help local institutions manage the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receive...

Cognetti: funds from American Rescue Plan should go to economic recovery & sustainability

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Cities in our area are expecting to receive millions of dollars next month from the American Rescue Plan. Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Williamsport all set to receive more than $17 million each in recovery funds. "It still doesn't feel real," Scranton mayor Paige Cognetti said Tuesday. "We're tremendously excited for this opportunity. It really is a game changer in our ability to recover f...

Rep. Cartwright Highlights Federal Housing Assistance Opportunities in Lackawanna County

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) encouraged Lackawanna County residents struggling to afford housing to consider applying for federal assistance through the Lackawanna County Housing Authority or the Scranton Housing Authority. Both agencies have opened a Housing Choice Voucher Program Section 8 application period, which is the federal government's major program fo...

Rep. Cartwright: $330 Million Now Available to NEPA Counties, Metro Cities Through American Rescue Plan

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) welcomed the U.S. Treasury Department’s launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, which allocate $330 million for the counties and larger cities that comprise the Eighth Congressional District to keep public employees on payroll and maintain essential services. These funds were authorized by the American Rescue Plan that Rep...

Rep. Cartwright in Top Five Percent of House Democrats for Working Across Aisle with Republicans

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) ranked among the top five percent of House Democrats for bipartisanship in the 116th Congress, according to a new report released this week by the Lugar Center and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. He ranked 13th among House Democrats and 29th in the U.S. House overall. “I came to Congress to...

Attorney General Garland seeks millions to fight domestic terrorism, sexual violence, civil rights abuses

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Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Congress Tuesday for more than $35 billion in funding for the Justice Department – a 5% increase from last year – including millions of dollars allotted to enforce civil rights, prosecute domestic terrorism, invest in community policing and boost funding for victims of sexual violence. Among the biggest funding requests are $1.2 billion for community policing...

American Rescue Plan relief for restaurants available beginning Monday

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Friday said Northeastern Pennsylvania’s independent restaurants are cornerstones of the community. “They are where we gather with friends and family and mark special occasions in our lives,” said Cartwright, D-Moosic. “I’m proud that we passed direct relief for them and the people they employ as part of the American Rescue Plan. The comeback of our restaurant and hospital...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the Eighth Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Rep. Cartwright hosted a virtual reception yesterday evening for the students, their family and friends and their teachers to announce the winners and celebrate the artistic efforts of all parti...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) applauded the vision for our nation that President Biden laid out during his address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Democrats in Congress have worked with this administration to deliver on the key promise we made to the American people 100 days ago – that we would do more to beat this pandemic and ensure everyone’s economic well-being. And sin...

Dupont man named Cartwright's "virtual guest" for Biden address to Congress

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In a normal year, Dupont resident John Cardoni would have had the honor of accompanying U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardoni will be Carthwright’s “virtual guest” for Biden’s speech to mark his 100th day in office. Cartwright, D-8, of Moosic, said he would honor Cardoni by submitting his...

Rep. Cartwright Makes Push for Sustainable Jobs and Infrastructure to Mark Earth Day

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) introduced three bills, two of which also have Republican support, to create jobs by building more sustainable infrastructure and promoting energy efficient manufacturing. As climate change impacts us more every year, from 2010 to 2020, Pennsylvania experienced 37 extreme weather events costing the state and taxpayers up to $10 billion in damage...