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Rep. Cartwright Bill to Close Unfair Pay Gap at Tobyhanna Army Depot Again Passes House Through Annual Defense Bill

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted to pass the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the U.S. House. For the second year in a row, the annual defense bill that Congress needs to pass each year includes Rep. Cartwright’s Locality Pay Equity Act, which would increase wages for approximately 1,800 hourly employees at the Tobyhanna Army ...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Kabul Attack

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made this statement on the attack at Kabul airport, which has tragically resulted in the deaths of U.S. servicemembers and Afghan civilians. “My prayers and deepest condolences go out to the servicemembers, civilians and families affected by this horrific act of violence, and I condemn those responsible in the strongest possible terms. Right now, ...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Afghanistan

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) made this statement on the situation in Afghanistan: “In the course of two decades in Afghanistan, American forces have diminished al-Qaeda, the terrorist group responsible for the September 11 attack on our nation, along with the threat they posed to our national security. In this time, we have also sent hundreds of thousands of American soldiers...

Cartwright to Host January 29 Virtual Meeting for NEPA Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Interested in Selling to the U.S. Department of Defense

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Eighth Congressional District, PA – On Friday, January 29, at 10:00 a.m., U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) will host a virtual meeting for NEPA suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) interested in suppling PPE to the Department of Defense. The event will feature procurement “how to” presentations by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Tobyhanna Army Depot. WHAT: Virtual Mee...

Cartwright Fights for Military Families, Veterans in FY 2021 Funding Bills

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During a House Appropriations Subcommittee markup on Monday evening, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) supported the advancement of the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bill to the full committee, where it will be considered on Thursday, July 9. In total, the bill provides $250.9 billion for military construction, veterans affairs and related agencies, ...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Passage of War Powers Resolution

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) voted in favor of H. Con. Res. 83 in the full House of Representatives, which would require Congress to authorize future military actions against Iran. “Out of all of Congress’ duties, our most important responsibility is to keep the American people safe,” said Rep. Cartwright. “Qasem Soleimani was certainly an evil man with the blood of hundreds...

Cartwright Announces Additional (3rd) Appropriations Subcommittee Assignment for the 116th Congress

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– Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced the addition of the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies (MilCon-VA) Subcommittee to his House Appropriations Subcommittee lineup. Cartwright will also return as a senior member of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee and the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee. “My goal in this new role ...

Cartwright Statement on Passage of Appropriations “Minibus” Bill

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House Appropriations Committee Member Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17) released the following statement regarding final passage Wednesday of the two-bill, fiscal year 2019 “minibus” appropriations bill and a Continuing Resolution to fund remaining unfunded parts of the federal government through December 7, 2018 (in order to avoid a partial government shutdown). “I am pleased that Congress was able to...

Cartwright Statement on Trump-Putin Helsinki News Conference

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U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright released the following statement regarding President Trump’s meeting in Helsinki with Russian President Vladimir Putin. On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller released grand jury indictments for 12 Russian military intelligence officials, for a myriad of alleged crimes. “I don’t understand the President’s behavior Monday at the Helsinki press conference. It w...

Rep. Cartwright Statement on Iran Deal Withdrawal

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Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17) issued the following statement after President Trump announced United States' withdrawal from the Joint Comphrehensive Plan of Action: “Like the product of most multilateral negotiations, the Iran deal was not perfect. But I supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) because it is the best option for preventing Iran from obtaining a nuc...