April 12 State of Scranton to Feature Rep. Cartwright

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to discuss American Rescue Plan Act.
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to discuss American Rescue Plan Act at State of Scranton event on April 12 at noon
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright to discuss American Rescue Plan Act at State of Scranton event on April 12 at noon

The spring semester’s State of Scranton series seminar will be offered virtually on Monday, April 12 at 12 p.m. with Representative Matt Cartwright, U.S. House Representative for PA's 8th Congressional District.

In this online public presentation and discussion, U.S. Rep. Cartwright will provide an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. University faculty, staff, and students, along with Greater Scranton area community members, are invited to attend this special virtual presentation that will highlight key components of the American Rescue Plan and discuss the impact of this legislation for the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill that offers immediate and direct economic-relief, geared largely to supporting low to middle income Americans and aims to speed up the United States' recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession.

First sworn into Congress on January 3, 2013, Rep. Cartwright is committed to working across the aisle to advocate for working families. His priorities include strengthening the middle class, creating jobs, ensuring quality health care, protecting seniors, and supporting veterans and military families. Rep. Cartwright serves on the House Appropriations Committee, is the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Commerce, Justice and Science, and is one of the co-chairs of the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. He graduated magna cum laude with a history degree from Hamilton College in 1983 and earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1986.

The Zoom session will include Opening Comments and Q&A. Registration is required before 9 a.m. on April 12. Register here

This online presentation and discussion is a part of the State of Scranton seminar series. Through campus and guest speakers, this series serves to engage the varied opportunities and challenges facing the Greater Scranton area. Q&A and discussion will provide an opportunity for engagement. We are pleased to provide this seminar in virtual format during this extraordinary time.

For questions, please email community@scranton.edu

This event is sponsored by the Office of Community and Government Relations, Center for Service and Social Justice, the Jesuit Center, Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, the Ellacuría Initiative, and the Political Science Department. 

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