Cartwright immediately joined the Congressional Progressive Caucus upon entering Congress and quickly moved up to be listed as one of the organization’s vice-chairmen. According to WikiKey, “The socialist infiltrated, anti-Israel ‘two state solution’ JStreet PAC endorsed Matt Cartwright in his 2014 Congressional race” and is endorsing him again for his upcoming 2016 race.
Aside from his support for this anti-Israel organization, Cartwright is best known for his strong opposition to fracking and his strong support of so-called environmental measures.
Matt Cartwright serves as a United State Representative from the State of Pennsylvania’s 17th congressional district. Metropolitan areas in the district he represents include Easton, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. He was sworn in as a congressman in January of 2013. He serves as the regional whip in congress and was elected as the class president during his first term.
Cartwright serves on the House Committee on Government Oversight and Government Reform where he is on the subcommittee of Energy, Policy, Health Care and Entitlements and the subcommittee of Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. He is also on the House Committee of Natural Resources where he is on the subcommittee of Energy and Mineral Resources and the subcommittee of Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
Cartwright was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. After high school, he went to Hamilton College where he earned a Bachelors degree in History and graduated with honors. Next, he went to the University of Pennsylvania Law School to study law, and he later did additional studies at the London School of Economics. After his education was completed, he began practicing law for Munley, Munley & Cartwright, a Scranton, Pennsylvania, firm and stayed at this job before leaving it to run for Congress.
Cartwright is married to Marion Munley. They have two sons together and live in Moosic, Pennsylvania.
Inclusion on this list is not based on the opinion of the authors or, in effect, the subjective opinions of any third party. Inclusion on this list is based upon present or past membership in the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), a caucus within Congress that has long-standing and deep ties and, in the opinion of a number of political scholars, was an arm of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) at the time of its inception. According to David Horowitz’s FrontPageMag.com website: “Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) are undoubtedly socialists, though most shy away from the label. The CPC has long had ties to the far-left Institute for Policy Studies, Democratic Socialists of America (the largest Marxist group in the country), and the Communist Party USA.” Additionally, a number of authoritative articles have been written on the historical connection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the DSA and we encourage the reader to do independent research if the topic is of further interest.