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Matt Cartwright works to ensure the United States maintains the strongest armed forces in the world and that our service members get the rewards and benefits they deserve when they come home.

Matt believes that we need a strong military and intelligence community to protect our nation from the many complex security challenges we face across the globe. He looks forward to a day when all American forces can come home and will work to ensure that every mission in which our troops are deployed is critical for the national security of the United States. He supports robust funding so our armed forces have the best equipment to keep us safe, and investment in research and development in cutting edge technologies to keep us ahead of emerging threats. Matt also firmly believes we must stand by our commitments to our allies, including NATO and Israel.

He also knows that supporting our service members can’t end once their tours of active duty end. The members of our military served us, and Matt is committed to serving them. Whether it’s housing, health care, or mental health issues, he has them covered. He’s consistently fought to fund veterans’ programs, increase their benefits, and he has passed legislation that protects veterans from financial scams. He’s also delivered millions in funding for the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. Matt additionally sponsored the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. This bipartisan legislation provides much-needed relief to veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in drinking water at Camp Lejeune, allowing them to receive the benefits and health care they deserve. In 2018, Matt was named Legislator of the Year by Pennsylvania AMVETS for his advocacy in support of veterans. 

Matt understands the unpayable debt we all owe to our veterans and their families and will never stop fighting for those that fought for us.

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