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“Congress needs more thoughtful, productive members like Matt Cartwright. He deserves a second term.” Editorial Board, Citizens Voice The Citizens Voice Editorial Board, October 26, 2014 U.S. Congress for the 17th District In his first term in Washington, Matt Cartwright has proven himself a moderate and independent Democrat who has done the seemingly impossible by building  Read more

October 27, 2014 in The Blog by

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EDITORIAL: Cartwright gets our endorsement for Pa. 17th District The Easton Express Times David Moylan brings an unusual set of qualifications to the 17th District congressional race. He is a radiation oncologist, director of two cancer treatment centers, and the elected coroner in Schuylkill County. He’s a student of history, an engaging conversationalist, and considers  Read more

October 19, 2014 in The Blog by

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Cartwright says his bipartisanship getting things done By: Borys Krawczeniuk U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright said he deserves re-election because he’s become a leading freshman congressman who got a couple of bills passed, introduced dozens of others and generally worked hard to represent his district in his first term in office. In an interview Wednesday with  Read more

October 13, 2014 in The Blog by

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Cartwright and Moylan Finalize Second Debate Scranton, PA – Congressional candidates U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright, and his Republican challenger, David Moylan, the Schuylkill County Coroner, have finalized the logistics of their final debate. The two agreed to participate in two debates before the November 4 general election earlier this year.  A live debate has already been  Read more

October 1, 2014 in The Blog by

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Congressman Cartwright introduces bill to force agencies to prepare for extreme weather

By Joe Sylvester, The Times-Leader Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright Friday announced he has introduced a bill to force federal government agencies to better prepare for extreme weather emergencies. In a conference call with reporters, Cartwright, D-Moosic, said he introduced the PREPARE Act after the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that federal agencies  Read more

August 5, 2014 in The Blog by

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Hurting Americans Who Worked Hard, Played by the Rules

By Congressmen Matt Cartwright (PA-17) and Steven Horsford (NV-4) Since December 28, 2.3 million Americans have lost their unemployment insurance, with the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Every week, on average, an additional 72,000 Americans are cut off — the equivalent of one person every eight seconds. This vital economic lifeline helps  Read more

April 15, 2014 in The Blog by

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Every American’s Eyes Should Be Smiling – About Our Great Nation of Immigrants By Congressman Matt Cartwright   Today I, along with 34.5 million Americans of Irish descent, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Irish immigrant Annie Moore was the first to pass through Ellis Island when it officially opened on New Year’s Day 1892.  Today, Irish  Read more

March 20, 2014 in The Blog by

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Tippacanoe and transparency, too

This month we honor two of the greatest American presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  And while nearly everyone is familiar with the accomplishments of these two giants of history, another lesser known president also enjoys a February birthday.  Born on February 9, 1773, William Henry Harrison is probably best known for delivering the longest  Read more

February 19, 2014 in The Blog by

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Cartwright legislation part of appropriations bill

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright’s legislation to grant a 1 percent cost-of-living adjustment to 1,809 non-salaried Tobyhanna Army Depot employees and other blue-collar federal workers has been included in the $1.1 trillion appropriations bill that the House is expected to pass today. “I’m very happy,” Cartwright said by phone Tuesday afternoon. “They told me it could  Read more

February 14, 2014 in The Blog by

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All aboard rail service

By Congressman Matt Cartwright If you love history and trains, Railfest at Steamtown is a must-visit. As we celebrate “railroading’s past, present and future,” I can’t think of a better goal for American rail service than expanding our current passenger rail system to communities that are hungry for it, like Northeast Pennsylvania. Scranton’s storied industrial  Read more

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