|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 17|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Tim Holden (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Cost per vote||$8.08 in 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|J.D.||University of Pennsylvania|
|Date of birth||May 1, 1961|
|Place of birth||Erie, Pennsylvania|
|Net worth||(2012) $1,105,518|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Key votes
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 4.1.1 National security
- 4.1.2 Economy
- 4.1.3 Immigration
- 4.1.4 Healthcare
- 4.1.5 Social issues
- 4.1 113th Congress
- 5 Issues
- 6 Elections
- 7 Campaign donors
- 8 Personal Gain Index
- 9 Analysis
- 10 Recent news
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Cartwright is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.
Cartwright graduated from Hamilton College in 1983, and then he earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. While an undergraduate, he studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and he met his future wife, Marion Munley. After law school, he practiced law in Philadelphia for several years before relocating to Scranton to work with his father-in-law's firm.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Cartwright's academic, professional and political career:
- 2013-Present: U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District
Cartwright serves on the following committees:
Cartwright served on the following committees:
- United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation, and Regulatory Affairs - Ranking Minority Member
- Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements
- United States House Committee on Natural Resources
- Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session. For more information pertaining to Cartwright's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.
Cartwright voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.
Keystone Pipeline Amendment
Cartwright voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.
Cartwright voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.
Cartwright voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.
On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill. The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop. However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states. Cartwright voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.
On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014. The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill. The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations. It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the protection of the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Cartwright joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.
- See also: United States budget debate, 2013
On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201. At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference. Cartwright voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.
The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies. The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Cartwright voted for HR 2775.
Morton Memos Prohibition
Cartwright voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.
Health Care Reform Rules
Cartwright voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.
Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act
Cartwright voted against HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.
Cartwright voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.
On The Issues Vote Match
- See also: On The Issues Vote Match
On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Cartwright is a Liberal Populist. Cartwright received a score of 50 percent on social issues and 13 percent on economic issues.
The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.
|On The Issues Vote Quiz|
|Economic Issues||Social Issues|
|Legally require hiring women & minorities||Strongly Favors||Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right||Strongly Opposes|
|Expand ObamaCare||Favors||Comfortable with same-sex marriage||Strongly Favors|
|Vouchers for school choice||Opposes||Keep God in the public sphere||Unknown|
|Absolute right to gun ownership||Opposes||Human needs over animal rights||Opposes|
|Higher taxes on the wealthy||Strongly Favors||Stricter punishment reduces crime||Unknown|
|Support & expand free trade||Strongly Opposes||Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens||Unknown|
|Stricter limits on political campaign funds||Strongly Favors||Maintain US sovereignty from UN||Unknown|
|Prioritize green energy||Strongly Favors||Expand the military||Strongly Opposes|
|Stimulus better than market-led recovery||Favors||Stay out of Iran||Unknown|
|Privatize Social Security||Strongly Opposes||Never legalize marijuana||Opposes|
|Note: Information last updated: 2014. If you notice the rating has changed, email us.|
- See also: United States Farm Bill 2013
In June 2013, more than two dozen House Democrats, including Cartwright, took part in a SNAP challenge, feeding themselves for a week on the average benefit level of a SNAP recipient. Participants agreed to eat all meals from a limited food budget comparable to that of a SNAP participant, approximately $1.50 per meal, or $4.50 a day.
Affordable Care Act
Cartwright defended the Affordable Care Act in October 2013, saying, “I’m the last person who’s going to sit here and say this is a perfect law. But it is the law, and it’s up to us to wrap our hands around it, to get together and learn about it and to do the best for Americans under this law.”
Cartwright said he would have voted for the health care reform bill; however, he did not believe it went far enough to hold insurance companies accountable.
Cartwright said the government should play a vital role in the economic recovery. He also said that when the housing market collapsed, judges should have been given the ability to adjust homeowners' mortgages. Cartwright also supported doing away with corporate tax loopholes and giving more tax breaks to middle-class families.
Response to Clinton book
Cartwright responded to claims he was on the hit list kept by the Clintons during the 2008 election. Cartwright said, "I can tell you, I don’t have an enemies list. First time I heard that term was I think, Richard Nixon, and they gave him a bad time over that, as I recall."
Cartwright's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Matt Cartwright believes in protecting the civil rights of American citizens, including their right to privacy, their right to engage in collective bargaining, their right to vote in elections without new and burdensome requirements, and their right to live in a country that has no tolerance for crimes of hate. "
- Excerpt: "Matt Cartwright will fight to ensure that the United States maintains the strongest armed forces in the world and that American troops overseas have every available item to carry out their mission."
- Excerpt: "Cartwright believes that the federal government needs to invest in American infrastructure. He believes that investing in one-off, earmarked pork projects is the wrong approach."
- Excerpt: "As he has long said, Congressman Cartwright’s number one priority is to bring good-paying, family-sustaining jobs to Northeastern Pennsylvania. While the people of the 17th Congressional District of Pennsylvania are known for valuing hard work, the recent recession has created a lasting impact."
- Excerpt: "Congressman Cartwright is fighting for an “all-of-the-above” approach to investing in American energy. He believes in utilizing domestic resources in an environmentally responsible manner, finding newer, better uses for older forms of energy production, and investing in sustainable clean energy technologies to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "Matt would have supported President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. He remains dissatisfied, however, that it did not go far enough to expand health care coverage for more Americans and hold insurance companies more accountable for what they charge families. "
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Matt Cartwright Incumbent||56.8%||93,680|
|Source: Pennsylvania Secretary of State|
Cartwright ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 17th District. He defeated incumbent Tim Holden in the April 24 Democratic primary and defeated Republican Laureen Cummings in the November 6 general election.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 General Election, 2012|
|Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Tim Holden Incumbent||42.9%||24,953|
On March 21, 2012, the Cartwright campaign accidentally leaked to a media outlet that they had raised $600,000 that quarter, including donations and some amount of self-funding. Holden, on the other hand, reportedly raised $230,000 during the same quarter. In 2011, Holden raised $480,000 for the entire year.
- Former Rep. Joe Sestak
- Scranton Times-Tribune
- Wilkes-Barre Times Leader columnist Kevin Blaum
- In March 2012, Cartwright released his first television ad. The 60-second ad was titled "Priorities."
- On April 5, Cartwright released an ad in response to the Holden campaign's "Kids for Cash" ad.
- On April 19, Cartwright released his final campaign ad titled, "It's Time." The ad explained that Cartwright would oppose the Bush tax cuts and fight to make childcare and elderly care tax deductible.
Cartwright's primary opponent, incumbent Tim Holden, was targeted by three political action committees: the Campaign for Primary Accountability, Blue America PAC and the League of Conservation Voters.
According to theHuffington Post, however, "Cartwright's campaign disavowed the Campaign for Primary Accountability's spending." A Holden spokesperson said the Campaign for Primary Accountability was part of a "perfect storm" of factors that lead to his loss.
A Thirty-Ninth Street Strategies internal Cartwright poll, conducted April 2-5, 2012, showed Cartwright with a single-digit lead over incumbent Rep. Holden.
|Pennsylvania's Congressional District 17, 2012|
|Poll||Tim Holden (D)||Matt Cartwright (D)||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
(April 2-5, 2012)
|Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to email@example.com|
The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Cartwright attends.
Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.
|Matt Cartwright (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2013||$45,962||$218,690||$(105,691)||$158,960|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$158,960||$223,162||$(64,156)||$317,967|
|October Quarterly||October 13, 2013||$317,967||$139,263||$(67,839)||$389,392|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$389,392||$145,246||$(63,668)||$470,970|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$470,970.74||$121,155.32||$(64,410.60)||$527,715.46|
Comprehensive donor information for Cartwright is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cartwright raised a total of $1,361,753 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 18, 2013.
|Matt Cartwright's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (Pennsylvania, District 17)||$1,361,753|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,361,753|
To view the breakdown of campaign funding by type click [show] to expand the section.
Cartwright won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, his campaign committee raised a total of $1,361,753 and spent $1,304,274. This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.
Cost per vote
Cartwright spent $8.08 per vote received in 2012.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 17, 2012 - Matt Cartwright Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$35,785|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$27,107|
|Top contributors to Matt Cartwright's campaign committee|
|Munley, Munley & Cartwright||$29,250|
|Foley Law Firm||$11,750|
|American Association for Justice||$11,000|
|Amalgamated Transit Union||$10,000|
|American Federation of Teachers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$50,000|
|Building Trade Unions||$27,500|
Personal Gain Index
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
- See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)
The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:
PGI: Change in net worth
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Cartwright's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $-2,483,962 to $4,694,998. That averages to $1,105,518, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Cartwright ranked as the 199th most wealthy representative in 2012. Between 2011 and 2012, Cartwright‘s calculated net worth decreased by an average of 65 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.
|Matt Cartwright Yearly Net Worth|
|Year||Average Net Worth|
|Growth from 2011 to 2012:||-65%|
|Average annual growth:||-65%|
|Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.|
PGI: Donation Concentration Metric
Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Cartwright received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry. Comparatively, the top industry employer in Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District was Educational services, and health care and social assistance, according to a 2012 U.S. Census survey.
From 2001-2014, 45.65 percent of Cartwright's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.
|Matt Cartwright Campaign Contributions|
|Top industry in the district||Educational services, and health care and social assistance|
|Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Public Sector Unions||$99,750|
|Building Trade Unions||$80,000|
|% total in top industry||33.71%|
|% total in top two industries||37.83%|
|% total in top five industries||45.65%|
Ideology and leadership
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, Cartwright missed 5 of 1,076 roll call votes from January 2013 to July 2014. This amounts to 0.5 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.
The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.
Cartwright most often votes with:
Cartwright least often votes with:
National Journal vote ratings
- See also: National Journal vote ratings
Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
Cartwright ranked 58th in the liberal rankings in 2013.
Voting with party
The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.
Matt Cartwright voted with the Democratic Party 95.5 percent of the time, which ranked 15th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.
Matt Cartwright voted with the Democratic Party 95.5 percent of the time, which ranked 30th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Matt + Cartwright + Pennsylvania + Congress + House
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- United States congressional delegations from Pennsylvania
- United States House of Representatives
- United States House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District
- Social media:
- Congressional profile at CongressMerge.com
- Summary, biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Wikipedia
- Financial information at OpenSecrets.org
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
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- The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more restrictive answers.
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- Official campaign website, "Economy," accessed April 7, 2012
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- Wall Street Journal blog, "Anti-Incumbent (Super PAC) Claims a Win in Pennsylvania," April 25, 2012
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- This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
- This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
- This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
- This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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