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Rep. Cartwright Announces New Legislation to Support Student Veterans

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the VA Work-Study Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation would modernize the existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Work-Study program, which allows veterans to earn money while enrolled in secondary education programs, including vocational or professional programs. The current VA Work-Study program allows student veterans t...

Cartwright Statement on House-Approved Legislation to Prevent Rail Strike

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Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve an agreement to prevent a rail strike that includes an additional provision to increase the number of paid sick days for rail workers. Congressman Matt Cartwright’s statement: “Workers’ rights are the pillars of a strong American middle class, especially in Northeast...

Statement on the Passing of Congressman Donald McEachin

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright along with his fellow leaders of the House Sustainable Energy and Environmental Coalition, including Co-Chairs Reps. Gerry Connolly, Doris Matsui and Paul Tonko and Vice Chairs Reps. Alan Lowenthal, Chellie Pingree and Mike Quigley, released the following statement on the passing of Congressman and SEEC Vice Chair A. Donald McEachin. “We are heartbroken t...

Local woman to work for legislator

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A Carbondale woman will work with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to help locals navigate government agencies. Lee Anne Pugliese is the first recipient of a Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship for Cartwright’s office. She’ll work at the representative’s district offices as a Congressional Advocate. Established by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Gold Star Family Fellows Program provides empl...

Rep. Matt Cartwright Introduces Bill to Streamline Federal Agencies’ Software Purchasing Practices

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., introduced legislation to improve the efficiency of federal government software procurement and avoid unnecessary costs at the expense of American taxpayers. The Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act would require federal agencies to submit their own comprehensive assessment of their software resources and purchasing practices, ac...

Cartwright legislation will improve federal software purchasing protocols

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, this week introduced the Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act — bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of federal government software purchases and reduce wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars. Each year, the federal government spends billions of taxpayer dollars on software purchases, renewals, and license modifications. L...

Cartwright plan would improve software purchasing protocols

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic introduced the Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act, bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of federal government software purchases and reduce wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars. Each year, the federal government spends billions of taxpayer dollars on software purchases, renewals, and license modifications. Limited a...

New Cartwright Legislation Will Save Taxpayer Dollars by Improving Federal Software Purchasing Protocols

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the Strengthening Agency Management and Oversight of Software Assets Act, bipartisan legislation to increase oversight of federal government software purchases and reduce wasteful spending of taxpayer dollars. Each year, the federal government spends billions of taxpayer dollars on software purchases, renewals, and license modifications...

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Announces Gold Star Family Fellowship Recipient

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is pleased to announce that Lee Anne Pugliese has been selected as his office’s first recipient of a Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship. A resident of Carbondale, Pugliese will work for Rep. Cartwright’s district offices as a Congressional Advocate, working directly with constituents and helping them navigate government agencies. Established by th...

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Receives Friend of the Farm Bureau Award

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) received the Friend of the Farm Bureau Award from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). The prestigious, bipartisan award is given to Members of Congress who have supported farmers, ranchers and agricultural communities in the 117th Congress. Congressman Cartwright was nominated by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and approved by the AFBF Board ...

Luzerne County fire companies awarded $681,000 in FEMA grants

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Luzerne County fire departments are getting $681,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighter Grant program, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright announced Wednesday. The grants include: Plains Twp. will receive $46,000 to purchase a self-contained breathing apparatus compressor and fill system. Jenkins Twp. will receive $49,000 to install a source-capture diesel exhaust extr...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $2.26 Million for Northeastern Pennsylvania Fire Departments

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that $2.26 million in federal funds have been awarded to 12 local fire departments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grant program. Lackawanna County will receive $576,000; Luzerne County will receive $681,000; Wayne County, $741,000; and Monroe County, $262,000. The money will go toward purc...

Cartwright Announces Start of Open Enrollment for ACA Healthcare Coverage

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the first day of the 2023 ACA open enrollment period. Americans must sign up by Dec. 15, 2022, to have coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The open enrollment period ends Jan. 15, 2023: “Open enrollment begins today for the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and I encourage Northeast Pennsylvanians to visit www.penni...

Pa. gives $3.7M to Poconos rail project, in plan to connect Scranton, NYC

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Pennsylvania is contributing to Amtrak's plan to restore passenger rail service between Scranton and New York City. The state awarded $3.7 million to the construction of a railroad line in the Poconos, said Gov. Tom Wolf in a news release. The rail along the Pocono Mainline will provide required upgrades for a new Amtrak passenger train service to northeastern Pennsylvania. Amtrak estimates about ...

PA: Pennsylvania puts $3.7M toward restoring Poconos passenger rail service link between Scranton, New York City

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Pennsylvania made its first significant investment, $3.7 million, to restore passenger rail service between Scranton and New York City through the Poconos and New Jersey. The funding from the Pennsylvania Office of the Budget's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program would be matched with $3.7 million in federal dollars to install 43,000 new railroad ties on 40 miles of track between Delaware Wat...