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Rep. Cartwright Announces $11.9 Million for NEPA Health Care Providers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $11,941,411.95 in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to 139 providers in Northeaster...

Rep. Cartwright Hosts Event to Build Momentum to Restore Passenger Rail Service to NEPA

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) hosted an event with local elected officials, transportation officials, business leaders and Amtrak and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) representatives to discuss how to take full advantage of the historic opportunities provided by the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and restore passenger rail service from Scranton to New Y...

Cartwright Highlights Funding for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Wednesday said Pennsylvania has more unreclaimed abandoned mine land acreage than any other state in the country and represents 40.7% of the country’s reclamation costs. Cartwright, D-Moosic, said funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will support the reclamation of AML sites in Pennsylvania with nearly $3.8 billion coming directly to the Comm...

Newfoundland Library Receives Federal Grant for Community Hub

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Newfoundland Area Public Library in Wayne County has been awarded $25,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) American Rescue Plan Grant Program, announced U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08). The program supports museum and library services in addressing community needs created or exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic and in assisting with recovery. Read more HERE. ...

Rep. Cartwright, Advocates Highlight Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today was joined by local partners following the enactment of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to begin discussions on efforts to reclaim and clean up abandoned mine lands (AML) in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on November 15, 2021 with Rep. Cartwright’s su...

Cartwright on Funding for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation: 'We Need to Clean Them Up'

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) discussed funding Wednesday for abandoned mine lands in Pennsylvania, with funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. According to Cartwright's office, Pennsylvania has more abandoned mine land acreage than any other state in the country and represents 40.7% of the country’s reclamation costs. Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastr...

Planning of Infrastructure Bill for Mine Reclamation has Begun in Scranton

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Planning for how the bipartisan infrastructure bill will be spent has started as billions of dollars have been allocated for mine reclamation. Parts of the Lackawanna River are seen as a place to go fishing and other areas show the remnants of an industry that ended decades ago, still affecting the water and soil today. “Throughout Pennsylvania 5500 miles of streams that are polluted by mine water...

Cartwright, law enforcement show support for Pre-K programs and child tax credit in BBB

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Congressman Matt Cartwright and Northeast PA law enforcement released a new report from Fight Crime: Invest in Kids. The report, titled “Federal Investments in Anti-Poverty and Early Childhood Programs Enhance Public Safety in Pennsylvania,” documents the current federal Build Back Better proposal. Monday in Scranton, officials said the proposal would expand Pre-Kindergarten access to 200,000 addi...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $2.5 Million in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Funding to 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 (AVP) will receive an additional $2,500,009 from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). The allocation comes from a $25 billion investment over the next five years authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “AVP i...

Rep. Cartwright announces $2.5M for WB/Scranton International Airport

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Wednesday announced that the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) will receive an additional $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation through the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Cartwright, D-Moosic, said the allocation comes from a $25 billion investment over the next five years authorized by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Read...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Addressing National Debt

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made this statement after voting to avoid defaulting on the national debt: “If there is one thing that we can count on in this country, it’s that the United States will pay its bills. Democrats and Republicans have come together nearly 80 times since 1960 to address the national debt limit, no matter who was in the White House. Today, we voted to ...

Dozens of Local Health Care Providers Benefit from $7.7M in Federal Pandemic Relief Funding

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Dozens of local health care providers and suppliers will benefit from $7.7 million in federal pandemic relief funding. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, recently began distributing $7.5 billion in American Rescue Plan Rural payments to providers and suppliers who serve rural Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $7.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Rural Health Care Providers and Suppliers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $7,702,055.67 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural funding allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to over 100 providers and suppliers...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $5 Million for Early Childhood Education in Luzerne County

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the third installment of a federal grant for Luzerne County Head Start for 2022. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant disbursement of $4,955,978 will be used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. “I am pro...

Luzerne County Head Start receiving nearly $5M in federal grant

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Luzerne County Head Start will receive nearly $5 million from the third installment of a 2022 federal grant, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, announced Wednesday. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant is for comprehensive, early childhood education for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties, Cartwright said. Read the full story HERE.