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Cartwright Number One in Pennsylvania, Top Ten in the Country for Securing Local Community Project Funding

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SCRANTON, PA – Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) once again ranks Number One in Pennsylvania and is now amongst the Top Ten in the country for securing Community Project Funding dollars for his district. The Northeastern Pennsylvania lawmaker and chair of the House Appropriations’ Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee landed $52.68 million in the House’s fiscal 2023 appropriations bills – m...

Congressman Cartwright announces Community Project Funds for Wayne, Pike and Monroe Counties

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Over $10 million in funding is being used to fund projects in Wayne, Pike and Monroe counties. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made the announcement Tuesday that the funding, totaling $10.4 million, will fund new construction at the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, a storm pipe replacement project, and a major road repair and paving project for State Route 590.

Rep. Cartwright Celebrates Margaritaville Development and Land Donation for Amtrak

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) hosted a press conference celebrating the announcement of Margaritaville Resort Village arriving in the Pocono Mountains. The first-of-its-kind destination resort, RV park and housing development is a billion-dollar+ investment in the Northeastern Pennsylvania economy that will bring more jobs, more tourists and more dollars to the region. Margari...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $11.5 Million in Federal Funds for Community Infrastructure & Resiliency in Rural Communities

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $11,576,275 in federal funding for several projects from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, which is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural areas through a range of programs. PA-08 Recipients: The Bear Creek Foundation in Luzerne County received a Co...

PA to receive around $245M in abandoned coal mine land funds

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The U.S. Department of Interior announced nearly $725 million in funding is available to reclaim abandoned mine lands and Pennsylvania will receive the most from that funding. The idea is to help communities eliminate dangerous environmental conditions and pollution caused by past coal mining. It is expected to create good-paying union jobs and catalyze economic opportunity. The money will go to 2...

Rep. Cartwright Joins Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce to Announce Federally Funded Workforce Development Project

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Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce received $313,000 for their Project PIVOT from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES Act Recovery Assistance through the Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) program. Project PIVOT is a collaborative program created and launched by Wilkes Barre Connect, the...

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Support American Manufacturing, Boost Global Competitiveness

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today voted to pass the America COMPETES Act to boost our global competitiveness through investments in the American supply chain, manufacturing and cutting-edge innovation. “The pandemic revealed the weaknesses in our domestic supply chain and reliance on countries like China,” said Rep. Cartwright. “By investing in manufacturing and technology here at ...