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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, Gonzalez Introduce Bill to Improve and Modernize Water Infrastructure

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Today, U.S. Representatives Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH-16) introduced the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Plumbing Research Act to improve the safety, water efficiency and reliability of our plumbing systems. “Americans are investing in more advanced household products to conserve water and save money on utility bills, but the plumbing that carries w...

House passes appropriations package with $14.5M for NEPA projects

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright this week voted to pass a seven-bill fiscal year 2022 appropriations package — H.R. 4502 — on a 219-208 vote. In addition to strong funding for infrastructure, job training, education, veterans’ health care and more, the package includes $14.5 million in direct funding for seven projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania: • $1 million for the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of ...

Appropriations Subcommittees Include $11 Million for Projects Rep. Cartwright Requested to Promote Public Safety, Economic and Social Recovery in NEPA as Part of Newly Approved FY22 Appropriations Bills

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that two Appropriations bills approved by their respective subcommittees yesterday include $11.1 million in funding he requested for six projects in Northeastern Pennsylvania. In the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) fiscal year 2022 funding bill, which Rep. Cartwright authors as the...

Rep. Cartwright Secures $3.5 Million for Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements in Interior & Environment Appropriations Bill

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Wilkes-Barre, PA – U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced that the Interior & Environment Appropriations Subcommittee approved its fiscal year 2022 funding bill yesterday evening, and it released its report that included his $3.5 million Community Project Funding (CPF) request to support stormwater infrastructure improvements in the Wyoming Valley. Additional benefits for Nort...

Earth Conservancy receives $21,000 in federal funding

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The Earth Conservancy received $21,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission to support its efforts to conduct a solar feasibility study to build solar installations on 6,000 acres of abandoned mine lands, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, announced Thursday. With an additional $21,000 from local funding sources, the Earth Conservancy has a total of $42,000 to invest in this initiative. ...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $21,000 in Federal Funding for the Earth Conservancy

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Ashley, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the Earth Conservancy received $21,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to support their efforts to conduct a solar feasibility study to build solar installations on 6,000 acres of abandoned mine lands. With an additional $21,000 from local funding sources, the Earth Conservancy has a total of $42,000 to i...

Cartwright announces $848,440 grant for WVSA for stormwater improvements

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Hanover Township Manager Sam Guesto on Thursday recalled a promise U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright made at a holiday party in 2019 regarding available funding for stormwater infrastructure improvements. Guesto, chairman of the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority board, said Cartwright made good on that promise yesterday. “Merry Christmas,” Cartwright, D-Moosic, said to Guesto after he announced an $848,44...

Rep. Cartwright Announces $848,000 Grant for Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority to Improve Stormwater Infrastructure

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced an $848,440 grant for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) to support stormwater infrastructure improvements to enhance the quality of the Susquehanna River watershed and reduce the burden on our communities to pay for these projects. “This is a critical investment in keeping pollution out of our area’s waterways, and it will hel...

Rep. Cartwright Makes Push for Sustainable Jobs and Infrastructure to Mark Earth Day

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA-08) introduced three bills, two of which also have Republican support, to create jobs by building more sustainable infrastructure and promoting energy efficient manufacturing. As climate change impacts us more every year, from 2010 to 2020, Pennsylvania experienced 37 extreme weather events costing the state and taxpayers up to $10 billion in damage...