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Cartwright, Meuser submit federal funding requests for local projects

Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright requested millions in federal funding for a proposed emergency operations center in Scranton, equipment and technology upgrades for police in Hazleton and Kingston and a dozen other projects in his 8th Congressional District. Cartwright's requests include $1.7 million for the proposed emergency operations and training center Scranton hopes…

Rep. Cartwright announces list of FY25 Community Project Funding submissions

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, this week announced he has submitted 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for funding consideration ahead of the fiscal year 2025 congressional appropriations process. All…

Cartwright Announces FY25 Community Project Funding Submissions

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, announced he has submitted 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for funding consideration ahead of the fiscal year 2025 congressional…

Cartwright moves to protect collective bargaining rights

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (D, PA-8) reintroduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, legislation that aims to protect the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. The act seeks to address the potential threats to workers’ rights and unions following the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME. Cartwright reintroduced the act along with U.S. Sen. Mazie…

HIRONO, CARTWRIGHT INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO STRENGTHEN RIGHTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS TO JOIN UNIONS, BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY

Today, U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) and U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA) introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bicameral legislation to guarantee the right of public sector employees to organize, act concertedly, and bargain collectively in states that currently do not afford these basic protections. “Private sector workers are guaranteed the right…

New legislation would be transformational for public service workers nationwide

As labor unions gain in popularity, workers’ rights remain under threat. But while private sector workers have the right to form unions under federal law, public service workers lack that same guarantee. That’s why AFSCME applauds Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) for reintroducing the bipartisan Public Service Freedom…

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Reintroduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Protect Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Sector Unions

Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) reintroduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, which protects the right of public employees to join unions and engage in collective bargaining on behalf of middle-class workers. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn more than 40…

News Cartwright promotes local environmental, economic accomplishments

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright was the keynote speaker Thursday night at Luzerne County Community College, allowing him to articulate his support for the Biden administration’s environmental and economic accomplishments. The event went off without a hitch, save for a single, pro-Palestinian protest midway through Cartwright’s remarks. Cartwright was joined in speaking at the event by a number…

Electric school buses, green tech in focus at LCCC conference

Funding for electric buses is just one benefit arising from the bipartisan infrastructure law promoted by the Biden Administration, Cartwright said. One of his signature issues has been promoting plans for restoration of passenger rail service between Scranton and New York City, a long-held vision that he said is coming to fruition thanks to the infrastructure bill. "For the…

Cartwright Champions Justice Department FY2025 Funding Increase in Support of Law Enforcement

U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, welcomed and addressed U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland at today’s House Appropriations Hearing on the proposed Justice Department’s Fiscal Year 2025 budget request. A transcript of…