Matt Cartwright has represented Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and northeastern Pennsylvania in the House since 2013.
For 24 years, Cartwright worked as an attorney and partner at Munley, Munley and Cartwright, a Scranton firm representing victims, consumers and small businesses in personal and business litigation. Cartwright served from 2009 to 2012 as a member of the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. Between 2005 and 2011, Cartwright was the on-air legal analyst for The Law & You. In 2011, Cartwright co-authored the legal treatise Litigating Commercial and Business Tort Cases published by Thomson Reuters.
Cartwright is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Blue Collar Caucus. In Congress, he maintains a strong focus on consumer protection.
Cartwright serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.
Congressman Cartwright is a close ally of J Street. He is an outspoken supporter of Israel, strongly supporting US leadership in brokering a two-state peace. Cartwright has been a consistent supporter of fully funding US security aid to Israel as outlined in President Obama’s 10-year Memorandum of Understanding.