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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 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…

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.”

Poconos flora and fauna and Route 209 targeted in Cartwright legislation passed in funding bill

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“The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is one our district’s greatest outdoor recreation areas and home to a stretch of road that’s essential to the business community and residents in the surrounding area. Thanks to the Route 209 legislation and my Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act, we can protect Northeastern Pennsylvania’s local economy and access for school buses and emergency vehicles while helping preserve the ecosystem of our beloved natural landscapes,” said Rep. Cartwright.

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.

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…

Acid mine drainage funding bill headed to Biden’s desk

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”The unprecedented levels of funding in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, maximized by The STREAM ACT, will help restore safe drinking water, bring impaired ecosystems back to life and, in the process, revive economic and recreational opportunities by eliminating our legacy coal pollution,” Cartwright said.

Cartwright Legislation Aimed at Benefitting the Pocono Region Included in Omnibus

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“The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is one our district’s greatest outdoor recreation areas and home to a stretch of road that’s essential to the business community and residents in the surrounding area. Thanks to the Route 209 legislation and my Native Plant Species Pilot Program Act, we can protect Northeastern Pennsylvania’s local economy and access for school buses and emergency vehicles while helping preserve the ecosystem of our beloved natural landscapes," said Rep. Cartwright.

Next big deadline looming for Scranton to New York City train

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, a key project champion said, “This is the moment we’ve been waiting for, and preparing for. It’s an exciting time. It’s like we’re in a high stakes horse race and it’s time to go into the starting gate. We’re about to find out if years of hard work and preparation are going to pay off.”

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…