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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.”

House passes NDAA; spending package includes language from Cartwright bill

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“When we support service members and their families, we’re investing in America’s national security,” said Cartwright, D-Moosic. “This legislation will honor the heroism of Northeast Pennsylvania military families while maintaining our commitment to supporting our allies abroad. I’m proud to see language from my bill included.”

Rep. Cartwright Announces New Legislation to Support Student Veterans

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced the VA Work-Study Improvement Act. This bipartisan legislation would modernize the existing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Work-Study program, which allows veterans to earn money while enrolled in secondary education programs, including vocational or professional programs. The current VA Work-Study program allows student…

Local woman to work for legislator

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A Carbondale woman will work with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to help locals navigate government agencies. Lee Anne Pugliese is the first recipient of a Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship for Cartwright’s office. She’ll work at the representative’s district offices as a Congressional Advocate. Established by the U.S. House of Representatives, the Gold Star Family Fellows Program…

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Announces Gold Star Family Fellowship Recipient

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is pleased to announce that Lee Anne Pugliese has been selected as his office’s first recipient of a Congressional Gold Star Family Fellowship. A resident of Carbondale, Pugliese will work for Rep. Cartwright’s district offices as a Congressional Advocate, working directly with constituents and helping them navigate government agencies.…

Cartwright Announces Start of Open Enrollment for ACA Healthcare Coverage

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the first day of the 2023 ACA open enrollment period. Americans must sign up by Dec. 15, 2022, to have coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The open enrollment period ends Jan. 15, 2023: “Open enrollment begins today for the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and I encourage Northeast…

VA Failing Veterans Affected By Toxic Exposure And How Camp Lejeune Justice Act Of 2021 May Aid Rejection Crisis

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In March of the same year, Matthew Cartwright submitted the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021 to the House for consideration. Even though it was seldom discussed and its progress was ultimately stunted, the bill was redrafted the following year and received strong support from both democrats and republicans.