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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...

Reps. Cartwright, Larson Introduce Landmark Social Security Bill to Boost Benefits and Strengthen Trust Fund

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This week, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) joined House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John B. Larson (CT-01) to introduce Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust. “After a lifetime of work, every American deserves the dignity of a secure and fulfilling retirement. But Social Security hasn’t been improved in 50 years, and as a result millions of seniors receive pover...

Reps. Cartwright, Fitzpatrick and Sens. Tillis, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Boost Legal Services for Seniors

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Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) re-introduced the Senior Legal Hotline Act in the U.S. House, a bill with Democratic and Republican support to boost federal funding for senior legal hotlines, which help protect older Americans from scams and offer services for an array of other legal issues. An identical version of this legislation also was int...

Cartwright Announces $175,000 in Federal Funds to Help Northeastern Pennsylvania Homeowners and Communities

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Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is receiving $175,000 in flexible grants from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, dba NeighborWorks America. "I am proud to have been able to lend a hand in these efforts to help folks pursue their American Dream,” said Rep. Cartwright, member of the House Appropriations ...

Cartwright Leads Effort to Keep Seniors in Assisted Living Communities Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today called on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar to include senior living communities in future distributions of CARES Act coronavirus relief funding. In a letter co-signed by 53 House members of both parties, Cartwright expresses concern that several types of senior living centers have not yet received much-needed f...

Cartwright Advocates to Eliminate Barriers to Full COVID-19 Cash Payments for Seniors with Dependents

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In a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) urged Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig to ensure seniors who rely on Social Security or Railroad Retirement benefits receive the full value of the economic impact payments owed to them under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Econom...

Cartwright Highlights Resources for Seniors During COVID-19

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Moosic, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today held a listening session with leaders of the Area Agencies on Aging. Agencies from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Wayne Counties shared their questions, suggestions and concerns related to protecting older northeastern Pennsylvanians during the COVID-19 outbreak. “As our communities deal with the coronavirus, the health and safety of ...

Cartwright Introduces Bill to Boost Federal Funding for Senior Legal Hotlines

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced during a video press conference today the introduction of the Senior Legal Hotline Act in the U.S. House, which would authorize the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create a competitive grant program for statewide legal hotlines serving seniors. The grant program would be authorized at $10 million per year for five years. “The n...

Rep. Cartwright Talks Affordable Health Care, Lowering Prescription Drug Prices with Area Seniors

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Clarks Summit, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) visited the Abington Senior Community Center with affordable health care advocacy group, Protect Our Care, to hear constituents’ concerns about access to affordable health care. Rep. Cartwright discussed the Lower Drug Costs Now Act (H.R. 3), and his opposition to Medicare and Medicaid cuts proposed in the White House budget. M...