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Cartwright Co-Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Address National Educator Workforce Shortages

This week, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Zach Nunn (R-IA-03) and U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced bicameral and bipartisan legislation to collect demographic data on public school teachers and principals to improve the accuracy of educator workforce data. The Strengthening Educator Workforce Data Act would establish a permanent, national…

Reps. Cartwright, Rogers Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Rural Communities

Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Hal Rogers (R-KY-05) introduced the Transforming Hiring in Rural Industries and Vital Economies (THRIVE) Act, legislation that would strengthen and create new economic opportunities in rural areas. This bipartisan bill would permanently establish a federal interagency council to coordinate investment in our nation’s rural areas,…

Reps. Cartwright and Rutherford Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Children with Hearing and Vision Disabilities

Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and John Rutherford (R-FL-05) and U.S. Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), reintroduced the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act which would strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and ensure that blind, deaf, deafdisabled, and deafblind children receive the same education as…

NASA Astronaut, Crestwood alum Hines shares space stories with area students

 Sal Aita and Alex Ross, both juniors at Wyoming Seminary, stood in the back of the Pittston Area High School auditorium on Tuesday, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the guest speaker for an event. That guest speaker — arranged by U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright — was NASA Astronaut Bob Hines, who is a graduate of Crestwood High School, who was selected by NASA to join the 2017 Astronaut…

Astronaut from NEPA lands home for events at Pittston Area, WVIA

An astronaut landed in Luzerne County on Tuesday. Bob Hines, a 1993 graduate of Crestwood High School, visited Pittston Area High School and the WVIA studios following an invitation from U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, of Moosic. “It’s a great opportunity to be back here,” Hines said Tuesday during a break between events at WVIA. “Growing up around here — the family, friends,…

NASA astronauts talk technology advancements at WVIA visit

Bob Hines, a Crestwood High School graduate, was the pilot on SpaceX Crew-4 Mission. The roughly six-month mission, from April 27- October 14, 2022, was completed when the capsule splashed into the Atlantic Ocean. “What it feels like the sound should be is kerplunk,” Hines said. “Because you can actually feel the capsule just kind of bob down into the water and pop back up.” He,…

Cartwright to host NASA Administrator, Astronaut at Pittston Area

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright will welcome NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Astronaut Bob Hines to NEPA on Tuesday, Sept. 5. Highlights include a visit to Pittston Area High School, an in-studio, live-streamed middle school program, and a small business roundtable. Hines graduated from Crestwood High School in 1993 and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from…

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Announces 2023 Service Academy Appointments

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is proud to announce that six students from the Eighth Congressional District have been accepted to United States Service Academies. “Recommending exceptional students from Northeastern Pennsylvania to our country’s military service academies is one of my greatest privileges,” Rep. Cartwright said. “I’m honored to represent the 8th…

University of Scranton to receive $16.6M in federal funding for new facility

The University of Scranton will receive $16.6 million in federal funding for a new facility for workforce development, applied research and outreach in health, behavioral science and cybersecurity. University officials began planning for the facility more than a year ago, acquiring and razing buildings on the 300 block of Madison Avenue, directly across the street from Brennan…

Cartwright Announces $16.62 Million in Federal Funding He Secured Released to University of Scranton

Today, Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has authorized the release of $16.62 million in Community Project Funding dollars to support a new facility for workforce development, applied research and outreach in health, behavioral science and cybersecurity on the campus of The University of Scranton.  “As a senior member of…