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To curb extreme climate impact, we must prioritize adaptation and resilience

The Preparedness and Risk Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and Effectiveness (PREPARE Act) garnered bipartisan support when it was introduced in the House by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA). The bill creates an interagency council that would guide the implementation of extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and risk identification initiatives and requires agencies to incorporate extreme weather events into their planning. The bill supports regional planning efforts and provides resources for adaptation planning to Tribal, state, and local governments.

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Applauds FTC’s Efforts to Combat Oil Price Gouging and Collusion at Today’s FY25 Budget Hearing

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittee member U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) delivered the following remarks at today’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FY25 Budget Hearing. Cartwright, who also serves as the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, also asked FSGG Chair David Joyce (OH-14) to enter…

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Applauds FTC’s Efforts to Combat Oil Price Gouging and Collusion at Today’s FY25 Budget Hearing

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittee member U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) delivered the following remarks at today’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FY25 Budget Hearing. Cartwright, who also serves as the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, also asked FSGG Chair David Joyce (OH-14) to enter…

News Cartwright promotes local environmental, economic accomplishments

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright was the keynote speaker Thursday night at Luzerne County Community College, allowing him to articulate his support for the Biden administration’s environmental and economic accomplishments. The event went off without a hitch, save for a single, pro-Palestinian protest midway through Cartwright’s remarks. Cartwright was joined in speaking at the event by a number…

Electric school buses, green tech in focus at LCCC conference

Funding for electric buses is just one benefit arising from the bipartisan infrastructure law promoted by the Biden Administration, Cartwright said. One of his signature issues has been promoting plans for restoration of passenger rail service between Scranton and New York City, a long-held vision that he said is coming to fruition thanks to the infrastructure bill. "For the…

Cartwright Bills Will Protect American Taxpayers, Clean Up ‘Zombie’ Coal Mines

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a pair of bills to help ensure accountability and save taxpayers millions by addressing and preventing “zombie mines,” idled modern-era mines that have not been cleaned up by irresponsible coal companies. The Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act, co-led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06), will help ensure coal…

Cartwright Bills Will Protect American Taxpayers, Clean Up ‘Zombie’ Coal Mines

Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) introduced a pair of bills to help ensure accountability and save taxpayers millions by addressing and preventing “zombie mines,” idled modern-era mines that have not been cleaned up by irresponsible coal companies. The Coal Cleanup Taxpayer Protection Act, co-led by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-06), will help ensure coal…

Community advocates welcome Cartwright’s new legislation to fight zombie mine crisis

Community advocates from across Pennsylvania and Appalachia celebrated the introduction of two bills by Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., that would take crucial action to address some of the root causes of the “zombie mine” crisis — the increasing number of non-producing modern-era mines that have not been cleaned up by the coal companies responsible for operating them. Cartwright’s two…

Cartwright Co-Leads Bipartisan Legislation to Monitor Toxic Mercury Pollution in the U.S.

U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) and Brian Mast (R-FL-21) introduced the Comprehensive National Mercury Monitoring Act in the 118th Congress. This bipartisan bill would establish a national monitoring program to provide researchers with better data on the extent of mercury contamination in the U.S., helping to inform where to target…