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Cartwright Announces PMVB’s Chris Barrett as his Guest at State of the Union

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that his guest for the 2023 State of the Union Address on Tuesday will be Chris Barrett, President and CEO of the Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau. This year’s State of the Union will highlight legislative achievements that Congress has delivered over the past two years, including 2021’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and…

Cartwright Elected Top Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced his election to serve as the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the powerful Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress. Cartwright, who has served on the House Appropriations Committee since 2016, will also serve as the second-highest Democrat of the Financial Services and…

Cartwright, Meuser talk 118th Congress from opposite sides of the aisle

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“I’m more committed than ever to bringing this funding home to drive regional economic growth, create jobs, fight crime, and provide much-needed public works projects,” Cartwright said. Right now, both chambers of Congress are held by extremely thin margins. Without a doubt, both parties will have to find some common ground to enact our respective agendas for the next two years.”

Rep. Cartwright Announces Over $180 Million to Increase Federal Bureau of Prison Hiring Efforts Nationwide

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“This much-needed financial support will provide robust federal investment in the safety of our federal prisons and the brave correction officers who go to work in them every day. I was proud to deliver this essential funding as the chair of the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee,” said Rep. Cartwright.

Slain guard Eric Williams' parents fight on for federal corrections officers

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Don and Jean Williams, who frequently visit their murdered son’s grave, know an extra $180 million for the federal prison system won’t bring him back. The Nanticoke couple hopes the money means someone else’s son doesn’t end up like Eric Williams, a corrections officer stabbed and beaten to death by an inmate almost 10 years ago at the federal prison at Canaan in Wayne…

More funding announced for correctional officers

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Federal funds will be coming to help hire and retain correctional officers at federal prisons. Outside his office on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton, Rep. Matt Cartwright announced $180 million for the Federal Bureau of Prisons to increase recruitment and hiring efforts of correctional officers. Staff shortages have been a major issue for a decade, including at USP Canaan near…

Cartwright’s 15 community funding requests were approved: Where will money go?

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As U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, announces that all 15 of his community project funding requests were included in the final 2023 federal omnibus spending package that passed, with $52.7 million coming to the Eighth District, his office provided information about what would be funded in Pike County and elsewhere in the district.