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Delaware Valley Student Receives Service Academy Nomination From Rep. Matt Cartwright

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A Delaware Valley High School student has become one of 17 students to receive a nomination to the United States Service Academies from Representative Matthew Cartwright. Aden Dierksen of Milford has been nominated to the United States Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy and Naval Academy. In order to receive a nomination, Cartwright says students had to complete…

Rep. Cartwright announces 4 Service Academy nominations for Luzerne County

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, this week announced his nomination of 17 Northeastern Pennsylvania students as candidates to the United States Service Academies — four of the nominees reside in Luzerne County. 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…

Cartwright, Meuser talk 118th Congress from opposite sides of the aisle

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“I’m more committed than ever to bringing this funding home to drive regional economic growth, create jobs, fight crime, and provide much-needed public works projects,” Cartwright said. Right now, both chambers of Congress are held by extremely thin margins. Without a doubt, both parties will have to find some common ground to enact our respective agendas for the next two years.”

Slain guard Eric Williams' parents fight on for federal corrections officers

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Don and Jean Williams, who frequently visit their murdered son’s grave, know an extra $180 million for the federal prison system won’t bring him back. The Nanticoke couple hopes the money means someone else’s son doesn’t end up like Eric Williams, a corrections officer stabbed and beaten to death by an inmate almost 10 years ago at the federal prison at Canaan in Wayne…

More funding announced for correctional officers

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Federal funds will be coming to help hire and retain correctional officers at federal prisons. Outside his office on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, Rep. Matt Cartwright announced $180 million for the Federal Bureau of Prisons to increase recruitment and hiring efforts of correctional officers. Staff shortages have been a major issue for a decade, including at USP Canaan near…

Poconos flora and fauna and Route 209 targeted in Cartwright legislation passed in funding bill

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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.