Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) was elected this week to serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, representing Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.This will be Cartwright’s fourth consecutive, two-year term on the influential committee that shapes and implements the party’s agenda, advises the Caucus on important issues, and assigns members to committees.
“I look forward to working closely with my Democratic colleagues and our party’s new leadership team while reaching across the aisle to help shape a national agenda that strengthens America’s middle class, protects seniors, and supports our nation’s veterans and military families,” Cartwright said.
First appointed to the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in 2016, Cartwright currently serves as Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee and is a senior member of the House Committee on Appropriations; Chair of the Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee; Vice Chair of the Financial Services & General Government Subcommittee; and a member of the Interior & Environment Appropriations Subcommittee.
As a federal legislator, he has introduced more than 150 bipartisan bills, the most of any Democratic member of Congress during his tenure.
On Tuesday, Cartwright also congratulated Rep. Abigail Spanberger on being elected Battleground Leader for the Democratic Caucus.
“I look forward to working together and offer my full support to help strengthen and promote her efforts,” he said.