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Cartwright: $20M for infrastructure projects moves forward

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Tuesday announced $20 million in infrastructure project funding that he said would be federal investments to be made directly in Northeastern Pennsylvania that will help make roads and bridges safer while creating local jobs. Four Luzerne County projects could receive a total of $5.1 million, if approved. Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced that all 11 Member Designated Proje...

Rep. Cartwright-Led Local Transportation and Infrastructure Projects Totaling Nearly $20 Million Included in Surface Transportation Bill

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that all 11 Member Designated Project requests totaling nearly $20 million that he submitted to the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee for consideration were included in the recently unveiled INVEST IN America Act, a $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization package. The b...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $2.3 Million for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

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Avoca, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport received $2,380,828 from the government funding and coronavirus relief package enacted in December 2020. Administered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the grant provides funding for costs related to operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitation, janitorial servic...

Cartwright announces $2.3M for the W-B/Scranton International Airport

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Monday said now more than ever, our airports need our support as more Americans start to feel more comfortable with air travel again. “We need our airports to be well-equipped to keep travelers and staff members safe,” said Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “AVP is essential to our local economy and welcomes passengers from throughout the region ...

Cartwright announces $848,440 grant for WVSA for stormwater improvements

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Hanover Township Manager Sam Guesto on Thursday recalled a promise U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright made at a holiday party in 2019 regarding available funding for stormwater infrastructure improvements. Guesto, chairman of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority board, said Cartwright made good on that promise yesterday. “Merry Christmas,” Cartwright, D-Moosic, said to Guesto after he announced an $848,44...

Matt Cartwright: American Rescue Plan help is here for NEPA veterans

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As we celebrate Memorial Day, I’m thinking of all of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s servicemembers: those who laid down their lives in service to our nation, those who returned safely to their families but have since passed on, the veterans still with us and those on active duty. All of them deserve recognition for defending the American experiment – a revolutionary pursuit of a society that guarante...

Reps. Cartwright, Wilson Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Organ Donation

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Joe Wilson (R-SC-02) re-introduced the Organ Donation Clarification Act, a bill with Democratic and Republican support to reduce barriers to organ donation and allow for a pilot program to test the effectiveness of non-cash incentives to increase the supply of organs for transplantation. “The organ donor shortage is a lif...

Rep. Cartwright, Sen. Markey Re-Introduce Legislation to Prepare for Health Impacts of Climate Change

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the Climate Change Health Protection and Promotion Act, legislation that will help improve America’s public health response to climate change by supporting research, health impact monitoring and preparation in the health sector and directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a National ...

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...