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Rep. Cartwright’s Statement on The Invest to Protect Act and Other Public Safety Legislation

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the four-bill public safety package passed in the House. The legislation passed today includes The Invest to Protect Act, The Mental Health Justice Act, The Break the Cycle of Violence Act and The VICTIM Act¸ which aim to make communities safer by providing support to policing and community…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $400,000 to Support Regional Businesses

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $400,000 in funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance’s PREP Program. The program provides hands on, technical assistance to small and medium-sized businesses and local governments in the form of business financing, export promotion…

Cartwright’s Opening Remarks for USPS Field Hearing

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Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) provided opening remarks to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations during a field hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to examine drops in the U.S. Postal Service’s mail delivery performance, recent increases in postal mail theft and crime, and whether the Postal Service is prepared to effectively receive and deliver mail-in…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $578,000 for Improvement Projects in Luzerne County

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Luzerne County, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $578,000 in funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for two improvement projects in Luzerne County. The Borough of West Hazleton will receive $500,000 for improvements to Rotary Drive in the Valmont Industrial Park, and Eckley Miners’ Village and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum…

IN RECOGNITION OF GEORGE GRAHAM FOR HIS 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO WVIA FM

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Congressman Matt Cartwright honored George Graham in recognition of his 50 years of service to WVIA by entering the following into the Congressional Record, the document that reflects the official proceedings of Congress. The entry was presented to Graham during a celebration held at WVIA Studios on Aug. 29, 2022.

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.6 Million for Early Childhood Education

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $1,639,392 for the Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their Child Care Partnership Grant for their Head Start program. Head Start provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education for low-income children and their families to prepare them for a…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.6 Million for Early Childhood Education

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $1,639,392 for the Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their Child Care Partnership Grant for their Head Start program. Head Start provides high quality, comprehensive early childhood education for low-income children and their families to prepare…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $154,000 for Minority-Owned Small Businesses in Luzerne County

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Wilkes-Barre PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $154,000 for The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry (CBI) from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for their Connect Inclusive Program. This funding will support 40 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), 14 communities and 100 participants in the Luzerne County by offering…

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Attends White House Bill Signing Ceremony for PACT Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) was among a group of lawmakers on hand today at the White House Rose Garden for President Joe Biden’s bill signing ceremony for the PACT Act. “I was proud to witness the signing of the PACT Act, which includes The Camp Lejeune Justice Act, bipartisan legislation I sponsored along with Republican Congressman Greg Murphy and Democratic…