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Cartwright Announces PMVB’s Chris Barrett as his Guest at State of the Union

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that his guest for the 2023 State of the Union Address on Tuesday will be Chris Barrett, President and CEO of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau. This year’s State of the Union will highlight legislative achievements that Congress has delivered over the past two years, including 2021’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and…

Cartwright letter to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regarding unusually high PPL Electric Utility bills

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Congressman Matt Cartwright issued the following official letter to Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Chair of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, after constituent complaints to his office regarding unusually high PPL Electric Utility bills. Dear Chairman Dutrieuille, Since early January, my office has been in touch with a number of 8th Congressional District residents who have…

Cartwright Elected Top Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced his election to serve as the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the powerful Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress. Cartwright, who has served on the House Appropriations Committee since 2016, will also serve as the second-highest Democrat of the Financial Services and…

Rep. Cartwright Announces Service Academy Nominations for the Eighth Congressional District

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced his nomination of 17 Northeastern Pennsylvania students as candidates to the United States Service Academies. The U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy require a congressional nomination to be considered for admission “These students are among…

Rep. Cartwright Announces Over $180 Million to Increase Federal Bureau of Prison Hiring Efforts Nationwide

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“This much-needed financial support will provide robust federal investment in the safety of our federal prisons and the brave correction officers who go to work in them every day. I was proud to deliver this essential funding as the chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee,” said Rep. Cartwright.

Cartwright Legislation Aimed at Benefitting the Pocono Region Included in Omnibus

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“The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is one our district’s greatest outdoor recreation areas and home to a stretch of road that’s essential to the business community and residents in the surrounding area. Thanks to the Route 209 legislation and my Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act, we can protect Northeastern Pennsylvania’s local economy and access for school buses and emergency vehicles while helping preserve the ecosystem of our beloved natural landscapes," said Rep. Cartwright.

OMNIBUS PASSAGE INCLUDES FUNDING FOR NEPA CHAMPIONED BY REP. CARTWRIGHT

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced that all 15 of his Community Project Funding requests were included in the final 2023 federal omnibus spending package that passed today. That means $52.7 million is coming back to the Eighth District for projects that will promote economic development, expand medical and mental health…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.5 million for Community Health Centers to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that five Northeastern Pennsylvania community-based health centers will receive $1.5 million from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand access to COVID-19 vaccinations for low to middle income Pennsylvanians. This…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $250,000 for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services in Lackawanna County

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that $250,000 in federal funds have been awarded to Lackawanna County from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funds will support the De-escalation and Crisis Intervention Collaboration Project, a cooperative effort between…

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality Under Federal Law

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08), voted to send the Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk. This landmark legislation takes  several key steps to defend marriage equality by officially repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA), upholding couples’ rights to equal protection under federal law, and requiring states to recognize valid out-of-state…