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Matt Cartwright's Public Statements

Full Name: Matthew 'Matt' A. Cartwright
Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 17, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 17
Primary May 20, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Marion; 2 Children: Jack, Matthew
Birth Date: 05/01/1961
Home City: Moosic, PA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Date Title
Aug. 26, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Urge President to Take Big, Broad Actions
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Aug. 7, 2014 Letter to Janice Schneider, Assistant Secretary of Lands and Minerals Management - Modernizing the Outdated and Inadequate Onshore Oil and Gas Fiscal System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 Cartwright and Cole Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Enhance Government Preparedness for Extreme Weather Incidents
Aug. 1, 2014 Congressman Cartwright Introduces Bill to Force Agencies to Prepare for Extreme Weather
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 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 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives - House Should Stay in Session to Address Budget and Other Pressing Issues
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
July 9, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Consult Congress on Iran Nuclear Negotiations
June 27, 2014 Letter to Ken Chiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States - Kono Statement Report
June 26, 2014 Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House - 163 Members of Congress Demand a Vote, Not Silence, to Prevent Gun Violence
June 24, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Create Effective Restitution Process for Victims of Child Pornography
June 24, 2014 Letter to Gene Dodaro, Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office - Report on Savings Bonds and Savings Vehicles
June 24, 2014 House Passes Cartwright's Energy Efficiency Bill
June 24, 2014 Udall: House Vote to Help Schools Boost Energy Efficiency Shows Building Momentum for My Bill
June 23, 2014 Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2014
June 20, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Commissioner of Social Security Administration - Reconsideration of SSA Decisions
June 20, 2014 After Failing to Renew Unemployment Insurance, Congress Is a Culprit in Foreclosure Crisis
June 19, 2014 Cartwright and DeLauro Introduce Legislation to Encourage the Purchase of Healthy Foods by SNAP Participants
June 18, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator - Butterfield and Price Press EPA Administrator for Stricter Standards on Coal Ash
June 17, 2014 Letter to Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce - Level Playing Field For U.S. Steel Manufacturers
June 12, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Enact More Humane Immigration Deportation and Detention Policy
June 12, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State, and Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative - End Trade Negotiations with Brunei
June 10, 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
June 9, 2014 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
June 4, 2014 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services- Urging Timely Review of Life-Saving Cancer Screens
June 3, 2014 Statement by Congressman Matt Cartwright on the EPA's Announcement to Cut Carbon Pollution
June 3, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Legislation to Mandate Reporting of and Increase School Accountability on Bullying
June 2, 2014 Letter to Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Campaign Finance Decisions
May 30, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program
May 30, 2014 Letter to Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States - Preventing Sex Trafficking
May 29, 2014 Letter to John Kerry, Secretary of State - Human Rights Abuses in Honduras
May 29, 2014 Congressman Cartwright Teams Up With a Pennsylvania Foster Youth for Third Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day
May 29, 2014 Letter to Michael Froman, Ambassador Office of the US Trade Representative - Protect Workers' Rights in TPP Negotiations
May 28, 2014 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2015
May 27, 2014 Statement by Congressman Matt Cartwright on Governor Corbett's Executive Order Expanding Drilling to State Parks and Forests
May 27, 2014 Letter to Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs - VA Audit Concerns
May 23, 2014 Cartwright Demands Information on Local VA Wait Times
May 23, 2014 Cartwright Introduces Resolution Recognizing the Need to Address Domestic Water Availability and Use
May 22, 2014 Letter to Carolyn Colvin, Social Security Administration Acting Commissioner- Same-Sex Spouses Deserve Equal Social Security Benefits
May 22, 2014 Rep. Cartwright Statement on the Jenkins Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act
May 22, 2014 Letter to Daniel Werfel, Acting Commissioner Internal Revenue Service- Regulate Tax Exempt Groups
May 20, 2014 Statement by Congressman Matt Cartwright on Gay Marriage Ban Ruling in Pennsylvania
May 13, 2014 Gino J. Merli Veterans Center to Receive $589,823 in Funds
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