Matt Cartwright

Matthew Alton Cartwright is an American politician and lawyer serving as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district since 2013. The district, numbered as the 17th district from 2013 through 2019, includes a large swath of northeastern Pennsylvania, anchored by Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and the Poconos. A member of the Democratic Party, Cartwright defeated 10-term incumbent Blue Dog Tim Holden, the dean of the Pennsylvania congressional delegation, in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, by a 57%–43% margin. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Matt Cartwright has 261 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2013 Ceremony as a Democratic Representative for Pennsylvania's 17th district. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2016 with an average of 8,010 views per program. Most appearances with Sheila Jackson Lee (7), Hakeem Jeffries (7), Nancy Pelosi (6). Most common tags: House of Representatives, Democratic Party, Pennsylvania.

Appearances by Title:January 3, 2019 - Present U.S. Representative, D-PA 8th

Videos: 87


U.S. Representative, D-PA 17th January 3, 2013 - January 3, 2019 Videos: 174 U.S. Representative Candidate,
January 1, 2012 - c. November 2, 2012 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • Pennsylvania 8th Congressional District Debate

    Pennsylvania 8th Congressional District Debate

    Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Republican challenger Jim Bognet met for a debate in the 2022 race to represent Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District.…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House considered 32 bills under suspension of the rules, including several dealing with transportation and veterans…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House approved a bill aimed at increasing computer chip production in the U.S. to better compete with China. The measure…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House voted 220-207 to approve a six-bill $405 billion federal spending package for fiscal year 2023. It includes…

  • National Park Service Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request

    National Park Service Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Request

    National Park Service (NPS) Director Charles Sams testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee on his agency’s fiscal year…

  • House Session, Part 2

    House Session, Part 2

    The House worked on workforce development legislation. The measure would authorize $74 billion in funding over the next five…

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Past Elections

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Floor Activity

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