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Cartwright Announces FY2020 Federal Awards for Firefighters in Northeastern Pennsylvania & New Application Period for FY2021 Funding Opportunities

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that fire companies in Northeastern Pennsylvania received awards totaling $3,242,857.59 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FY2020. FY2020 Awards in PA-08: AFG - Awardees Award Program Federal Award Greenfield Township Volunteer Fire Co. Operati...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Build Back Better Act in the U.S. House. This historic legislation crafted by the President and Democrats in Congress will create good-paying jobs and bring more people back into the workforce, cut taxes for the middle class, reduce price pressures and fight climate change. “The Build Back Better Act invests in workforce developme...

Rep. Cartwright: Relief Available to Help PA Families Cover Energy Costs This Winter

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that assistance is available to help hardworking Pennsylvania families with energy costs this winter through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). As Americans continue to deal with the impacts of the pandemic, LIHEAP grantees will be able to use the funding to help more than 5 m...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Enactment of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today made this statement on the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest job-creating investment in our infrastructure in nearly 100 years. “This once in a century infrastructure investment will create good paying jobs and make us more competitive with every other country in the world,” said Rep. Cartwright. “These investment...

Rep. Cartwright Urges Fair Funding for Scranton Schools as Scranton Teachers’ Union Strikes

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made this statement on the Scranton Teachers’ Union strike: “Scranton public schools need the resources to provide a productive and safe learning environment for our kids, and this starts with supporting the educators who do this vital work. After five years without a contract or a raise – and a pandemic that upended both teaching and learning – S...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Pass Major Infrastructure Bill that Will Create Jobs and Boost NEPA’s Economy

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest job-creating investment in our infrastructure in nearly 100 years. It passed the House today by a vote of 228-206. Having already passed the Senate, it advances to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “This once in a century infrastructure investment will create good pay...

Reps. Cartwright, Larson Introduce Landmark Social Security Bill to Boost Benefits and Strengthen Trust Fund

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This week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) joined House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) to introduce Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust. “After a lifetime of work, every American deserves the dignity of a secure and fulfilling retirement. But Social Security hasn’t been improved in 50 years, and as a result millions of seniors receive pover...

Rep. Cartwright, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Public Workers’ Organizing Rights

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Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Frederica Wilson (FL-24) introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bipartisan legislation to establish in law the right of public sector employees to join a union and bargain collectively. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn more than 40 years of legal...

Rep. Cartwright: Build Back Better Act Could Save Typical PA Family Thousands of Dollars in Child Care Costs Annually

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As October Child Tax Credit tax cut payments hit the bank accounts of nearly 100,000 Eighth District families today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) highlighted a new analysis by the House Committee on Education and Labor showing that the Build Back Better Act could save Pennsylvania families thousands of dollars in child care costs each year. The Committee’s report found that the typi...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $421,000 in Federal Funds from New COVID-19 Telehealth Program Awards to Wayne Memorial Health Centers

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Honesdale, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will receive $421,833 through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help offer telehealth and connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers in Honesdale will use funding to...