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Rep. Cartwright Announces $5 Million for Early Childhood Education in Luzerne County

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the third installment of a federal grant for Luzerne County Head Start for 2022. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant disbursement of $4,955,978 will be used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education for children in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. “I am pro...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Build Back Better Act in the U.S. House. This historic legislation crafted by the President and Democrats in Congress will create good-paying jobs and bring more people back into the workforce, cut taxes for the middle class, reduce price pressures and fight climate change. “The Build Back Better Act invests in workforce developme...

Rep. Cartwright Urges Fair Funding for Scranton Schools as Scranton Teachers’ Union Strikes

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made this statement on the Scranton Teachers’ Union strike: “Scranton public schools need the resources to provide a productive and safe learning environment for our kids, and this starts with supporting the educators who do this vital work. After five years without a contract or a raise – and a pandemic that upended both teaching and learning – S...

Rep. Cartwright: Build Back Better Act Could Save Typical PA Family Thousands of Dollars in Child Care Costs Annually

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As October Child Tax Credit tax cut payments hit the bank accounts of nearly 100,000 Eighth District families today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) highlighted a new analysis by the House Committee on Education and Labor showing that the Build Back Better Act could save Pennsylvania families thousands of dollars in child care costs each year. The Committee’s report found that the typi...

PMSD received over $29M in COVID-19 relief funds: Where did the money go?

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Congressman Matt Cartwright visited Pocono Mountain West High School Wednesday to participate in a roundtable discussion with school leaders and legislators on federal funding for schools, including the use of COVID-19 relief funds and the American Rescue Plan. “A year and a half into this pandemic has weathered a lot of hardship and frustration,” said Cartwright, a democrat who represents Pa.'s 8...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $1.8 Million in Federal Funds for Early Childhood Education

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton-Lackawanna Head Start received $1,639,392 from the Early Head Start Child Care Partnerships program and $248,300 from the Head Start Emergency Supplemental funds. The funds will support the Scranton-Lackawanna Head Start Program in their mission to meet the needs of low-income children and families and prepar...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $5.2 Million in Federal Funds for Early Childhood Learning

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that Scranton-Lackawanna Head Start received a competitive five-year grant award, with this year’s award totaling $5,290,611. These funds will be used for the continuation of high quality, comprehensive, early childhood education for children in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Rep. Cartwright has been working with Scranton-Lack...

Rep. Cartwright: $15.2 Billion in American Rescue Plan Stimulus Payments Have Gone to Hardworking Pennsylvanians This Year

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that more than 6.5 million Economic Impact Payments totaling $15.2 billion have been delivered to hardworking people across Pennsylvania through the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Cartwright helped pass in March 2021. “The American Rescue Plan put money right into the pockets of hardworking Pennsylvanians to help them get by as we worked ...

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...

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...