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Matt Cartwright's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 17, Democratic
Date Title
Nov. 21, 2014 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Hardship Compensation for Military Personnel Fighting Ebola
Nov. 20, 2014 Senior Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Reforms to Black Lung Benefits Program
Nov. 17, 2014 Cartwright, Farenthold, and Hastings Introduce Legislation to Combat Scams Targeted Towards Low-Income, Older Veterans
Nov. 14, 2014 Cartwright Elected Regional Whip in U.S. House
Nov. 10, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Pressing for Democratic Reforms in Burma
Nov. 10, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House and Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader - Urging Restoration of NIH Funding in Lame Duck
Nov. 6, 2014 Mahanoy City Receives Grant to Purchase Police Vehicle and Skid Loader
Oct. 31, 2014 Letter to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Efforts to Protect and Restore the Great Lakes
Oct. 31, 2014 Cartwright Announces $3 Million DOD Grant to Northeastern Pennsylvania Defense Manufacturers
Oct. 29, 2014 Letter to Dana Aunskt, Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Regarding Fracking
Oct. 27, 2014 Letter to Mary Jo White, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission - Protecting Corporate Whistleblowers
Oct. 23, 2014 Letter to Ronnie Goldberg, Senior Counsel for the US Council for International Business - Combatting Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace
Oct. 9, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Provide Disabled Medicaid Beneficiaries with Home and Community Based Services
Oct. 9, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Foster Commercialization of Clean Technology and Advanced Manufacturing
Oct. 1, 2014 Cartwright and Moylan Finalize Second Debate
Oct. 1, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Expressing Concern About Iran's Refusal to Cooperate with International Nuclear Inspectors
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commisioner of the Social Security Administration - Same Sex Couples and Social Security Benefits
Sept. 30, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Taking Immediate Action to Protect Pollinators
Sept. 24, 2014 Cicilline, Cartwright Urge Labor Department to Prevent Tobacco Farms from Exposing Children to Dangerous Work
Sept. 23, 2014 Cartwright Announces $300K in DOJ Funds for Local Non-Profit to Establish Mentoring Program for Incarcerated Women
Sept. 18, 2014 Cartwright Language Passes Congress, Signed into Law for 2nd Year; Will Provide Pay Raise to Nearly 2,000 Blue-Collar Federal Workers at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Nearly Quarter Million People Nationally
Sept. 18, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Opposition to the Eight-Week House Recess
Sept. 18, 2014 Cartwright Announces $76,180 Grant Awarded to the Nurture Nature Center in Easton to Educate Public on Environmental Risks
Sept. 17, 2014 Hearing of the Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - The IRS Targeting Scandal: Changing Stories of the Missing E-mails
Sept. 17, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on Benghazi Committee and Create a Select Committee on Income Inequality Instead
Sept. 17, 2014 Cartwright Applauds Inclusion of His Legislation in Appropriations Bill for 2nd Year; Will Provide Pay Raise to Nearly 2,000 Blue-Collar Federal Workers at Tobyhanna Army Depot
Sept. 15, 2014 Cartwright Announces $4.1 Million DoT Grant for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Sept. 10, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Increase Orthotic and Prosthetic Care for Veterans
Sept. 9, 2014 Statement on the Expansion of Prescription Drug Take-Back Programs at DoD and VA
Aug. 28, 2014 Cartwright Announces $48K in FEMA Funds for the West End Fire & Rescue Company to Purchase New Equipment
Aug. 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urge President to Take Big, Broad Actions
Aug. 26, 2014 Cartwright Announces $30K in DOJ Funds for the Wilkes-Barre Police Department
Aug. 25, 2014 Cartwright Announces Federal Funds for Two New Police Cars for the Scranton Police Department
Aug. 20, 2014 Cartwright Announces $8.4 Million Military Contract for General Dynamics
Aug. 19, 2014 Cartwright Visits Praxair Facility in Stockertown, Promotes the Benefits of Manufacturing for Middle-Class Americans
Aug. 18, 2014 Cartwright Announces $123K FEMA Funds for Delaware Water Gap Fire Department
Aug. 12, 2014 Letter to Cheryl LaFleur, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission - Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline
Aug. 12, 2014 Cartwright Announces More Than $3 Million in VA Funds for Five Organizations that Provide Housing Services for Veterans
Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary of Lands and Minerals Management - Modernizing the Outdated and Inadequate Onshore Oil and Gas Fiscal System
Aug. 1, 2014 Congressman Cartwright Introduces Bill to Force Agencies to Prepare for Extreme Weather
Aug. 1, 2014 Cartwright and Cole Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather Incidents
July 31, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - House Should Stay in Session to Address Budget and Other Pressing Issues
July 31, 2014 Letter to Thomas Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Sound Alarm Over Toxic Weed Killer
July 31, 2014 Statement on the Passage of Warren-Coburn Companion to Cartwright's Truth in Settlements Act by the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee
July 29, 2014 Hearing of the Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Examining Allegations of Corruption at the Export-Import Bank
July 25, 2014 Letter to Harry Reid, Majority Leader of the Senate, and John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - Congress Must Stay in Session Until VA Problems Addressed
July 17, 2014 Cartwright & Cohen Introduce Legislation to Cap Excessive Interest & Fees on all Consumer Credit Products
July 16, 2014 Statement on Sherman Hills Shooting
July 11, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Reform SIPC
July 10, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Protect Natural Resources from Climate Change
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