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Cartwright Number One in Pennsylvania, Top Ten in the Country for Securing Local Community Project Funding

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SCRANTON, PA – Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) once again ranks Number One in Pennsylvania and is now amongst the Top Ten in the country for securing Community Project Funding dollars for his district. The Northeastern Pennsylvania lawmaker and chair of the House Appropriations’ Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee landed $52.68 million in the House’s fiscal 2023 appropriations bills – m...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe V. Wade

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “Enabling women to choose whether and when to have a family is critical to their personal liberty and to promoting safe and healthy families. Today’s jarring Supreme Court ruling erases reproductive rights that have been in place for five decades. ...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

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Washington, D.C. – Americans have endured more than 250 mass shootings so far this year. For the first time in almost three decades, Congress has passed bipartisan legislation that will us all make safer from gun violence by a vote of 65-33 in the Senate and 234-193 in the House. Exactly one month after a mass shooting in Texas took the lives of 19 children and two adults, the Bipartisan Safer Com...

Cartwright Puts Projects in the Pipeline for Army Corps of Engineers Storm and Wastewater Construction

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Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announces that on Wednesday evening, June 8, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022, which includes his requested provisions for more than $85.18 million in federal funding for storm and wastewater projects in Monroe and Pike counties. The project authorization amounts include $36.3 million to Palmyra Township...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $200,000 to Support Local Homeless Veterans Re-entering the Workforce

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) will receive $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to support its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Project (HVRP). CEO’s HVRP works in collaboration with PA CareerLink offices to serve veterans in Luzerne, Lackawanna and Monroe Counties. “Our veterans have made tremendous sacrifices f...

Casey, Cartwright Lead Coalition to Push for Scranton to New York Rail Service

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U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-8) are leading a large coalition of regional partners from Pennsylvania and New Jersey in urging the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to reestablish direct passenger rail service between Scranton, PA and New York, NY. Senator Casey and Representative Cartwright sent letters to FRA Administrator Amit Bose, calling for ...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $4.3 Million for Local Outreach and Community Center

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Lehman Township, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced Lehman Township will receive $4,324,950 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a rural development investment to finance a new community food pantry and senior center to better serve Monroe and Pike counties. The Bushkill Outreach and Community Center will support the growing needs of the region’s se...

Rep. Cartwright and Moosic Mayor Bennie Unveil Early Plans for Combined Fire and Public Safety Station

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Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Moosic Mayor Robert Bennie revealed preliminary plans for a joint fire, police and public safety station in Moosic at a press conference held today at the Greenwood Hose Company. The $3 million Community Project Funding secured by Cartwright will support the construction of a new, centrally located facility that will surpass the capacity of existing faciliti...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $9.5 million for Early Childhood Education

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Eighth Congressional District – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $4,955,974 to Luzerne County Head Start Inc. and $4,638,625 to the Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA to support their Head Start programs. Head Start provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education for low-income children an...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on the Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement on the Uvalde, Texas school shooting: “In these United States of America, no child should be afraid to go to school. No senior citizen should be afraid to go to the grocery store. No American should be afraid to go to a concert, their place of worship, a nightclub or a shopping mall. Democrats and Republicans need to...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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Eighth Congressional District – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for the Eighth Congressional District. Rep. Cartwright hosted a virtual reception over zoom to announce the top prizes, and later, he met the winners and their guests and teachers at the Everhart Museum in Scranton. Each spring, the House of Representat...

Cartwright Announces 2022 Service Academy Nominations for Luzerne County

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) proudly announced that he has nominated 19 residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania as candidates to the prestigious United States Service Academies. Six of these nominees hail from Luzerne County. The U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy each require a nominati...

Cartwright Announces $61 million in 2023 Community Project Funds

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Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the Community Project Funding designations – totaling $61 million – he submitted to the Appropriations Committee for federal fiscal year 2023. Highlights include a new research facility for the University of Scranton; a new theater and performing arts center in downtown Pittston; new construction at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport; the expansion...

Cartwright Announces 2022 Service Academy Nominations for Pike County

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) proudly announced that he has nominated 19 residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania as candidates to the prestigious United States Service Academies. Two of these nominees hail from Pike County. The U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy each require a nomination ...

Cartwright Announces 2022 Service Academy Nominations for Wayne County

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) proudly announced that he has nominated 19 residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania as candidates to the prestigious United States Service Academies. Two of these nominees hail from Wayne County. The U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Naval Academy each require a nomination...