Matt (Matt) Cartwright (D-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.5546
FAX: 202.226.0996
District: 570.371.0317
Representative
Room 2102 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3808

Residence: Moosic, PA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Marion Munley   DOB: 5/1/1961
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Battlefields Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberFree File Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
FC MemberAd Hoc Congressional Committee on Irish Affairs
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Aluminum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Structured Settlements Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Clean Water Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pilots Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Writers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ski and Snowboard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Appalachian National Scenic Trail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
FC MemberCongressional History Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse
FC MemberCongressional Savings and Ownership Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government
FC MemberCongressional Chesapeake Bay Watershed Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Submarine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional NASA Caucus
FC MemberFood Allergy Research Caucus
FC MemberBrain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberClimate Solutions Caucus (House)
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Poland
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hazards Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
Vice ChairSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Maker Caucus (3D Printing Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus

Bio

U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright represents Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District and was first sworn into Congress in 2013. His priorities include strengthening the middle class, creating jobs, ensuring quality health care, protecting seniors, and supporting veterans and military families. A strong believer in working with members of both political parties, he has introduced more bills with Democratic and Republican support than any other House Democrat since he was first elected. As a result, he was named one of the most effective House Democrats by the nonpartisan Center for Effective Lawmaking. So far, Rep. Cartwright has succeeded in authoring and passing 12 substantive bills into law, signed and enacted by the last three Presidents.

A senior member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Cartwright serves as the Ranking Member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee and the second-highest Democrat on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee. This presents an excellent opportunity for him to bring every penny of our fair share of federal tax dollars to Northeastern Pennsylvania. He was ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania two years in a row and in 2022 he was No. 10 out of 435 congressional districts in the country for securing federal project dollars for his district. Local funding highlights include the expansion of medical and mental health services for women, children, families and the elderly; infrastructure upgrades in the form of water treatment, flood protection and paving projects; workforce development and job training; and new equipment, technology and operation centers for area police, firefighters and emergency responders. In the 118th Congress, he's more committed than ever to bringing federal funding home to drive regional economic growth, create jobs, fight crime, and provide much-needed public works projects.

Another of Rep. Cartwright's priorities is restoring rail service from New York City to Scranton, PA, which Amtrak studies have shown will generate $84 million every year in new economic activity. His efforts include forming the Lackawanna Cut-Off Rail Restoration Caucus, a group of federal lawmakers from Pennsylvania and New Jersey with a focus on rebuilding track between Port Morris, New Jersey and Slateford, Pennsylvania. He also convened and continues to lead a bi-partisan coalition of nearly 50 federal, state, county and municipal leaders and economic development specialists in both states, working with officials from PennDOT, New Jersey Transit, the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority, and the Federal Railroad Administration. Representative Cartwright is Dean of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Delegation. He recently completed four years in House Leadership as Co-Chair of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and remains a member of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee, which makes committee assignments for all Congressional Democrats.

He graduated magna cum laude with a history degree from Hamilton College in 1983. He earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986, where he was a member of law review.

He lives in Moosic with his wife, Marion. They have two sons, Jack and Matthew.