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Rep. Cartwright Announces $11.9 Million for NEPA Health Care Providers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $11,941,411.95 in Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to 139 providers in Northeaster...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $7.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for Rural Health Care Providers and Suppliers Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

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Eighth Congressional District, Pennsylvania – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $7,702,055.67 in American Rescue Plan (ARP) Rural funding allocated to the Eighth Congressional District. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will be distributing the funds to over 100 providers and suppliers...

Rep. Cartwright Introduces Bill to Improve Care for Seniors, People with Disabilities

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) reintroduced the Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens and People with Disabilities through Workforce Advancement Act, bipartisan legislation to create sustainable career paths for direct care workers while improving care and lowering health care costs. “For too long our society has undervalued and underinvested in the lifesaving work tha...

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 Statement on Enactment of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today made this statement on the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest job-creating investment in our infrastructure in nearly 100 years. “This once in a century infrastructure investment will create good paying jobs and make us more competitive with every other country in the world,” said Rep. Cartwright. “These investment...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Pass Major Infrastructure Bill that Will Create Jobs and Boost NEPA’s Economy

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the largest job-creating investment in our infrastructure in nearly 100 years. It passed the House today by a vote of 228-206. Having already passed the Senate, it advances to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law. “This once in a century infrastructure investment will create good pay...

Rep. Cartwright, labor leaders discuss job growth, training

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, joined representatives from For Our Future PA and The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, and state labor leaders to discuss the impact President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would have on residents in Northeast Pennsylvania during a virtual panel discussion Thursday morning. Cartwright noted the Build Back Better Act would implement training pro...

Rep. Cartwright, Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Public Workers’ Organizing Rights

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Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (PA-08), Mark Pocan (WI-02), Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) and Frederica Wilson (FL-24) introduced the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act, bipartisan legislation to establish in law the right of public sector employees to join a union and bargain collectively. In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME to overturn more than 40 years of legal...

Biden arrives in Scranton, Cartwright pushing for Scranton-NYC train line

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"I've been working on it for 9 years." It’s been a focus for U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D) ever since he was elected. Getting a train service from Scranton to New York City again. As Air Force One touched down at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport International Airport- he and President Biden know Congress needs to pass the infrastructure bill. "$85 million a year in additional economic activ...

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...