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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Announces 2024 Military Service Academy Appointments

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) is proud to announce that nine students from the 8th Congressional District have been accepted to United States Military Service Academies. “Recommending exceptional students from Northeastern Pennsylvania to our country’s military service academies is one of my greatest privileges,” Congressman Cartwright said. “I look forward to seeing our…

Cartwright, Meuser comment on President Biden’s executive order on immigration

As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and ranking member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, Cartwright voted to increase funding for Customs and Border Protection in this year’s Homeland Security budget by more than $1 billion. “This additional funding provides new resources to stop the flow of fentanyl across ports of entry, prioritizes the hiring of thousands of Border Patrol agents, increases overtime funding for agents, and funds improvements for border security technology,” said Cartwright, D-Moosic, who voted with Republicans to fund $1.6 billion for border wall construction during the last administration.

Cartwright, Meuser submit federal funding requests for local projects

Democratic U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright requested millions in federal funding for a proposed emergency operations center in Scranton, equipment and technology upgrades for police in Hazleton and Kingston and a dozen other projects in his 8th Congressional District. Cartwright's requests include $1.7 million for the proposed emergency operations and training center Scranton hopes…

Rep. Cartwright announces list of FY25 Community Project Funding submissions

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, this week announced he has submitted 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for funding consideration ahead of the fiscal year 2025 congressional appropriations process. All…

Cartwright Announces FY25 Community Project Funding Submissions

Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08), a senior member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee, announced he has submitted 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for funding consideration ahead of the fiscal year 2025 congressional…

Emergency operations hub in the works in Scranton

The City of Scranton is looking to create a new city-based emergency operations center and training facility. The proposed idea has been in the works for a little more than two years, and the city is looking at land owned by the Lackawanna Career Technology Center Scranton is planning to create a new city-based emergency operations center and training facility. Serving as a vital hub…

A gathering of gratefulness

The Hazleton One Community Center hosted a big night for the Hazleton Integration Project (HIP) on Wednesday. HIP touted the development of their food availability programs and showed off their facilities to local officials, while attendees heard from a World Series champion and Hazleton native who helped to set up the organization in the first place. Former Major League baseball…

Hazleton Integration Project's next attack on Hunger

After serving 269,574 meals during the past year, Hazleton Integration Project put students in charge of doubling the fight against hunger. U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, said the level of support that the HIP Center received over the years warmed his heart. “It’s wonderful work you are doing here, and I thank you for it,” Cartwright said. “We can make sure no one has to…