From the start of the Coronavirus public health and economic crisis, Matt Cartwright has been focused on two things: helping struggling families, workers, seniors, and small businesses in northeastern Pennsylvania, and bolstering our public health systems.

Matt Cartwright played a pivotal role in passing multiple coronavirus response bills supported by both Democrats and Republicans that provided relief for small businesses and families struggling during this crisis. These bills provided $1,200 relief checks and expanded unemployment benefits, loans and grants to help small businesses stay afloat and keep their employees, bolstered COVID-19 testing, helped with nutrition assistance, and more. He will continue to urge the administration to put these resources to work as quickly and efficiently as possible, while pushing for stronger protections in workplaces and hazard pay for those on the front lines of this crisis.

Matt also recognizes in this global crisis that we can’t be as heavily reliant on China and other countries for things like medication and personal protective equipment (PPE). That’s why he’s working to advance legislation to make affordable drugs and PPE in America.

Going forward, Matt is committed to providing all the resources necessary to continue the fight against the pandemic – for our health care providers and for our families, workers, seniors, and small businesses.