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Cartwright letter to Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission regarding unusually high PPL Electric Utility bills

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Congressman Matt Cartwright issued the following official letter to Gladys Brown Dutrieuille, Chair of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, after constituent complaints to his office regarding unusually high PPL Electric Utility bills. Dear Chairman Dutrieuille, Since early January, my office has been in touch with a number of 8th Congressional District residents who have…

Bringing home the bacon for Northeast PA

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced that all 15 of his community project funding requests were included in the final 2023 federal omnibus spending package that passed on Thursday, December 22. That means $52.7 million is coming back to the Eighth District for projects that will promote economic development, expand medical…

OMNIBUS PASSAGE INCLUDES FUNDING FOR NEPA CHAMPIONED BY REP. CARTWRIGHT

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations, announced that all 15 of his Community Project Funding requests were included in the final 2023 federal omnibus spending package that passed today. That means $52.7 million is coming back to the Eighth District for projects that will promote economic development, expand medical and mental health…

Federal omnibus spending package includes major funding for NEPA projects

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All 15 of Cartwright’s Community Project Funding requests — supporting projects from a university research center and an emergency operations facility to police technology upgrades — were included in the final spending package.

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.”

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…

Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Matt Cartwright Join Protect Our Care Bus Tour to Tell Pennsylvanians That Help Is on the Way Thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act

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Today, Senator Bob Casey and Representative Matt Cartwright will join health care advocates and local residents as part of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act’s measures to drive down health care costs for millions of working families and seniors. At Wednesday’s event, speakers will discuss how the bill lowers premiums for 13 million…

Cartwright’s Opening Remarks for USPS Field Hearing

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Today, Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) provided opening remarks to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations during a field hearing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to examine drops in the U.S. Postal Service’s mail delivery performance, recent increases in postal mail theft and crime, and whether the Postal Service is prepared to effectively receive and deliver mail-in…

Postal service skewered for its poor performance during a bipartisan hearing in Philadelphia

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In a congressional hearing in Philadelphia Wednesday, legislators publicly flogged the U.S. Postal Service for its poor performance in Pennsylvania for the last few years, with delayed, missing and stolen mail, staffing shortages, and crime against postal workers. “We’ve heard horror stories from constituents that the U.S. mail is going unsorted and without enough workers to deliver it,”…