Campaign Cartwright Piggybacks on Months Old Legislation Just in Time for Campaign Season
HAZLETON- Last week, Matt Cartwright let everyone know that he was backing five pieces of legislation to “boost American Production of PPE & medications [and] reduce dependence on China.” Days later he featured one of those pieces of legislation in a desperate attack ad.
What Cartwright didn’t mention is that those bills have been sitting around for months and he did nothing to support them until he needed to tout some “accomplishments” for campaign season.
Here are the details of the bills Cartwright is claiming as accomplishments:
H.R. 6879, Buy American Medical Supply Chain Act: Introduced by Elissa Slotkin on May 14, 2020, co-sponsored by Matt Cartwright over two months later on July 13, 2020.
H.R. 6670, Prescription for American Drug Independence Act: Introduced by Anna Eshoo on May 1, 2020, co-sponsored by Matt Cartwright over two months later on July 9, 2020.
H.R. 6930, MADE in America Act: Introduced by Buddy Carter on 5/19/2020, co-sponsored by Matt Cartwright on 7/9/2020.
H.R. 4866, National Centers of Excellence in Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Act: Introduced by Frank Pallone on 10/28/2020. Still not co-sponsored by Cartwright.
H.R. 6708, Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet Act: Introduced by Vern Buchanan on 5/5/2020. Still not co-sponsored by Cartwright.
“Campaign Cartwright must have gotten some polling from his Democrat handlers in Washington telling him to co-sponsor some legislation so he could talk about his ‘accomplishments’ in his press releases and television ads,” said Jim Bognet. “This only solidifies the fact that Cartwright has done so little during his eight years in Congress that he has to jump in at the last minute to piggyback off of other peoples’ legislation and call himself ‘tough on China.’ When I am in Congress, I will introduce my own legislation to Make China Pay, support our small businesses, and make sure our police departments are fully funded.”