Matt’s work in Congress has always been about putting the people of northeastern Pennsylvania first — not big corporate interests. That’s because our economy is stronger when working people have the opportunity to thrive.
Matt believes that everyone deserves a chance at a job with quality benefits, and then a secure retirement. But working families are struggling to keep up with the rising costs of health care, education, and child care. They are working too hard for too little. Matt is working to create good-paying jobs by cleaning up and redeveloping northeastern Pennsylvania’s abandoned mine lands, and he’s pushing for major infrastructure investments in improving our highways, schools, and broadband internet.
The engine that drives the economy of northeastern Pennsylvania and the United States is small business. Matt Cartwright has been working to make sure small businesses get the help they need during this pandemic, and he will continue to make sure they have the resources they need to thrive.
When it comes to Social Security, Matt knows that older Pennsylvanians have earned it after a long career. He stands firm in his support for protecting and expanding Social Security.
Matt also supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 and legislation to secure equal pay for equal work for women and people of color.