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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…

Rep. Cartwright Votes to Enshrine Marriage Equality Under Federal Law

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08), voted to send the Respect for Marriage Act to President Biden’s desk. This landmark legislation takes  several key steps to defend marriage equality by officially repealing the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA), upholding couples’ rights to equal protection under federal law, and requiring states to recognize valid out-of-state…

Cartwright Announces Start of Open Enrollment for ACA Healthcare Coverage

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the first day of the 2023 ACA open enrollment period. Americans must sign up by Dec. 15, 2022, to have coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The open enrollment period ends Jan. 15, 2023: “Open enrollment begins today for the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and I encourage Northeast…

Cartwright announces $550K for Luzerne County Domestic Violence Center

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U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Wednesday said no one should feel like they have to stay in an abusive or dangerous situation to keep a roof over their head. Cartwright, D-Moosic, announced $550,000 in federal funding will be awarded to Wilkes-Barre’s Domestic Violence Service Center to provide transitional housing assistance for area victims of domestic violence and their children. The funds…

Representative Cartwright announces $550K awarded to domestic violence survivors

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On Wednesday, State Representative Matt Cartwright announced that $550,000 in federal funding will be donated to Wilkes-Barre’s Domestic Violence Service Center for area victims, from the Department of Justice (D.O.J.). Representative Cartwright says the funding will be donated to help with transitional housing assistance for local victims of domestic violence and their children. “No…

Cartwright announces $500K for survivors of domestic violence

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The Domestic Violence Service Center has been awarded $500,000 in federal funding to provide transitional housing assistance for area victims of domestic violence and their children, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-8, Moosic, announced Wednesday. The funds will be disbursed by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. “No one should feel like they have to stay…

Rep. Cartwright Announces $550,000 for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Luzerne County

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced $550,000 in federal funding will be awarded to Wilkes-Barre’s Domestic Violence Service Center to provide transitional housing assistance for area victims of domestic violence and their children. The funds will be disbursed by the Department of Justice Office on Violence and Against Women.   “No one should feel like…

Rep. Cartwright’s Statement on The Invest to Protect Act and Other Public Safety Legislation

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Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) released the following statement on the four-bill public safety package passed in the House. The legislation passed today includes The Invest to Protect Act, The Mental Health Justice Act, The Break the Cycle of Violence Act and The VICTIM Act¸ which aim to make communities safer by providing support to policing and community…