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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...

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...

Rep. Cartwright: $330 Million Now Available to NEPA Counties, Metro Cities Through American Rescue Plan

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) 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 Eighth Congressional District to keep public employees on payroll and maintain essential services. These funds were authorized by the American Rescue Plan that Rep...

Rep. Cartwright in Top Five Percent of House Democrats for Working Across Aisle with Republicans

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) ranked among the top five percent of House Democrats for bipartisanship in the 116th Congress, according to a new report released this week by the Lugar Center and the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. He ranked 13th among House Democrats and 29th in the U.S. House overall. “I came to Congress to...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the Eighth Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Rep. Cartwright hosted a virtual reception yesterday evening for the students, their family and friends and their teachers to announce the winners and celebrate the artistic efforts of all parti...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on President Biden’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) applauded the vision for our nation that President Biden laid out during his address to a Joint Session of Congress: “Democrats in Congress have worked with this administration to deliver on the key promise we made to the American people 100 days ago – that we would do more to beat this pandemic and ensure everyone’s economic well-being. And sin...

Rep. Cartwright Makes Push for Sustainable Jobs and Infrastructure to Mark Earth Day

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) introduced three bills, two of which also have Republican support, to create jobs by building more sustainable infrastructure and promoting energy efficient manufacturing. As climate change impacts us more every year, from 2010 to 2020, Pennsylvania experienced 37 extreme weather events costing the state and taxpayers up to $10 billion in damage...

Chair Cartwright Statement on the White House FY22 Discretionary Funding Request

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08), chair of the House Appropriations Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee, welcomed President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 skinny budget and its proposed investments in job creation, innovation and making communities safer. “As chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce-Justice-Science, I’m pleased that President Biden prioriti...

Cartwright on Biden’s American Jobs Plan: “This is a framework for investing in all of America’s infrastructure, in every part of the nation”

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan to rebuild our economy and create good-paying jobs for American workers: “I have been calling for an infrastructure bill since I first got to Congress more than eight years ago, and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is a framework for investing in all of America’s infrastr...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.8 Million for Maternal and Family Health Services

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) received $1,800,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funds will help mothers and families in Northeastern Pennsylvania have access to much-needed medical care. “Every American deserves quality, affordable health care and it is crucial t...