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Cartwright Elected Top Democrat of the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee

Will also serve as second-highest Democrat on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) today announced his election to serve as the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the powerful Appropriations Committee for the 118th Congress.

Cartwright, who has served on the House Appropriations Committee since 2016, will also serve as the second-highest Democrat of the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations Subcommittee.

“I’m gratified to be elected Ranking Member of Commerce, Justice and Science, and grateful that Northeastern Pennsylvania will continue to have this kind of clout in Washington for the 118th Congress,” Rep. Cartwright said.

The Commerce Justice and Science (CJS) Subcommittee, which directs over $80 billion in federal funding each year, is responsible for discretionary spending at the Commerce and Justice Departments, as well as various independent federal agencies, including the International Trade Commission, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

During the 117th Congress, from his seat atop the CJS Subcommittee, Cartwright was able to direct close to $73 million to the 8th District of Pennsylvania in Community Project Funding.

The Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee has appropriations jurisdiction over a wide swath of federal agencies—including the Department of the Treasury, District of Columbia, Judiciary, Executive Office of the President, Securities and Exchange Commission, Small Business Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Office of Personnel Management, and the U.S. Postal Service.