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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

September 6, 2013 in The Blog by

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Voting his conscience, keeping his promises

BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK Published: July 28, 2013 As he ran for Congress last year, Matt Cartwright pointedly said he would represent “the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party” if elected. Mr. Cartwright sharply contrasted himself with incumbent Rep. Tim Holden, who forged a reputation as a moderate Democrat in a 17th Congressional District drawn for  Read more

August 6, 2013 in The Blog by

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Real deal on SS disability claims

On June 25, an AP story appeared in The Times-Tribune warning that the Social Security Administration is “approving disability benefits at strikingly high rates” and that “claims for benefits have increased by 25 percent since 2007.” The article went on to forecast that these measures are leaving the Social Security Trust Fund on the “brink  Read more

July 15, 2013 in The Blog by

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May 14, 2013 in The Blog by

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Rep. Cartwright Puts the “Fightin’ 17th” on the Map!

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep Matt Cartwright had the opportunity to shine a bright light on Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District and he did just that. Cartwright was recently on The Colbert Report as a part of the well known “Better Know a District.” During the segment Cartwright highlighted Northeastern Pennsylvania and taught show host, Stephen Colbert,  Read more

April 29, 2013 in The Blog by

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Cartwright leads cries against sequestration

    By Jon O’Connell March 27. 2013 YATESVILLE — An audience shouted — “Stop the cuts now!”— and its members hoisted signs spelling out the same message during a Wednesday night demonstration regarding the federal budget.U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Moosic, organized the rally to get laborers to make noise about the sequester that might  Read more

March 29, 2013 in The Blog by

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