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Rep. Cartwright Statement on the Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe V. Wade

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) issued the following statement on the draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade: “Roe v. Wade has been the compromise decision on women’s reproductive rights that has stood for almost 50 years. The Alito draft takes the extreme position that women have no such privacy rights at all, under any circumstance. That’s a jarring departure fro...

$2 Million in Federal Funding Announced to Reduce Violent Drug, Gang and Gun Activity

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Today, Lackawanna County District Attorney Mark Powell applauded the announcement of $2 million in federal funding to support a new initiative his office is launching to reduce violent drug, gang and gun activity in the region. This funding is part of a fiscal year 2022 appropriations package secured by U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08). The $2 million Community Projecting Funding for th...

Rep. Cartwright Announces Nearly $100,000 in Funding for Substance Use Disorder Counseling and Education

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $98,764 in federal funding for Hazleton’s Pathway to Recovery Counseling and Educational Services. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen an alarming spike in alcohol and drug use amongst all age groups and across all socioeconomic levels,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I have been and will continue to serve as a strong advocate ...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.6 Million in Federal Funding to Support Family Planning, Preventive Health Care Services

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $1,609,630 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to Maternal and Family Health Services (MFHS). This funding is part of a $256.6 million nationwide investment to expand access to affordable, high-quality, patient-centered family planning and related health care services. “I a...

Rep. Cartwright Celebrates Margaritaville Development and Land Donation for Amtrak

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) hosted a press conference celebrating the announcement of Margaritaville Resort Village arriving in the Pocono Mountains. The first-of-its-kind destination resort, RV park and housing development is a billion-dollar+ investment in the Northeastern Pennsylvania economy that will bring more jobs, more tourists and more dollars to the region. Margari...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $5.1 Million in Federal Funding for Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Centers

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center, Inc.; the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania; and Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers will receive a total of $5,108,458 in Health Center Cluster grants from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Scranton Primary He...

Rep. Cartwright, Colleagues Introduce Time Off to Vote Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Nikema Williams (D-GA-05) and Andy Levin (D-MI-09) introduced the Time Off to Vote Act, which would require employers to provide their employees at least two hours of paid leave to vote in a federal election. During each election, many wage earners choose not to go to the polls ...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Judge Jackson’s Elevation to the Supreme Court

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the following statement on Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States: “Congratulations to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on her elevation to our nation’s highest court and for securing her place in United States’ history. Yesterday was a day of great pride in America, and I celebrate her well-deserved m...

Cartwright, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Clean Up Water Pollution from Abandoned Mines

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and David McKinley (R-WV-01) introduced the Safeguarding Treatment for the Restoration of Ecosystems from Abandoned Mines (STREAM) Act with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mike Braun (R-IN). Acid mine drainage (AMD)—the release of highly acidic water from abandoned mines— is one of the largest sources of water pollution throughou...

Rep. Cartwright and Advocates Highlight Anniversary of Affordable Care Act and the Need to Lower Drug Prices

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Scranton, PA –U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today was joined by local partners and Protect Our Care Pennsylvania to celebrate the twelve-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and to continue discussions on lowering prescription drug costs. The Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010, has lowered costs and expanded access to care nationwide. The historic...