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Cartwright and Wild remind families of May 17 tax deadline

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Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08) and Susan Wild (PA-07) held a video press conference to urge hardworking families in Eastern Pennsylvania to file their taxes before the upcoming May 17 deadline to ensure they receive the accurate amount in new advance monthly Child Tax Credit payments as soon as possible. As part of the American Rescue Plan Reps. Cartwright and Wild helped pass...

Cartwright, Casey introduce Tobyhanna Army Depot pay gap bill again

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and U.S. Sen. Bob Casey have again introduced the Locality Pay Equity Act, a bill designed to close the pay gap at Tobyhanna Army Depot. Pay for hourly employees is based on 1950s military installation placements, while salaried workers are paid based on metropolitan markets — in this case, the New York City region. Hourly employees are considered part of the lower-earnin...

$330M available to NEPA counties, cities through American Rescue Plan

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Tuesday said the region counts on local governments for essential services like police, fire, emergency response, garbage collection, street cleaning and so much more. Cartwright 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 8th Congr...

Over $50 Million in rescue relief for NEPA colleges, universities and students

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) announced more than $50 million in emergency funding from the American Rescue Plan for colleges, universities and students in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The funding will help local institutions manage the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. At least half of the funding each institution receive...

Cognetti: funds from American Rescue Plan should go to economic recovery & sustainability

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Cities in our area are expecting to receive millions of dollars next month from the American Rescue Plan. Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton and Williamsport all set to receive more than $17 million each in recovery funds. "It still doesn't feel real," Scranton mayor Paige Cognetti said Tuesday. "We're tremendously excited for this opportunity. It really is a game changer in our ability to recover f...

Attorney General Garland seeks millions to fight domestic terrorism, sexual violence, civil rights abuses

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Attorney General Merrick Garland asked Congress Tuesday for more than $35 billion in funding for the Justice Department – a 5% increase from last year – including millions of dollars allotted to enforce civil rights, prosecute domestic terrorism, invest in community policing and boost funding for victims of sexual violence. Among the biggest funding requests are $1.2 billion for community policing...

American Rescue Plan relief for restaurants available beginning Monday

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Friday said Northeastern Pennsylvania’s independent restaurants are cornerstones of the community. “They are where we gather with friends and family and mark special occasions in our lives,” said Cartwright, D-Moosic. “I’m proud that we passed direct relief for them and the people they employ as part of the American Rescue Plan. The comeback of our restaurant and hospital...

Dupont man named Cartwright's "virtual guest" for Biden address to Congress

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In a normal year, Dupont resident John Cardoni would have had the honor of accompanying U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday. But, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardoni will be Carthwright’s “virtual guest” for Biden’s speech to mark his 100th day in office. Cartwright, D-8, of Moosic, said he would honor Cardoni by submitting his...

Troops exposed to Agent Orange outside of Vietnam could be in line for presumptive benefits

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Congress in recent years has expanded disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during fighting in Vietnam, but a pair of lawmakers is pushing now to make sure U.S. troops who faced the same poisons while deployed to nearby countries receive similar help. On Thursday, Pennsylvania Reps. Matt Cartwright (D) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R) introduced new legislation to expand the presump...

Cartwright urges people to get COVID-19 vaccinations

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright calls the American Rescue Plan a necessary response to the economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. But real recovery will only come with shots in arms, he said. Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, used his appearance as Monday’s guest on the University of Scranton’s virtual State of Scranton seminar series to repeatedly urge people to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, d...