Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 23 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 63 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 7 of 100)
- 103 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 95 of 100) 4 Made Into Law (Ranks 27 of 100)
Carper was born January 23, 1947 in Beckley, West Virginia, grew up in Danville, Virginia, and graduated from Whetstone High School in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1968, where he was in the U.S. Navy ROTC and earned a degree in economics. Serving as a pilot in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until 1973, he saw active duty in Vietnam, piloting submarine hunting planes. He remained in the U.S. U.S. Naval Reserve for another 18 years and retired with the rank of Captain. Meanwhile he moved to Delaware and earned an MBA from the University of Delaware in 1975.
While in college at Ohio State University, Carper had worked on the presidential campaign of U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy, the Minnesota peace candidate. Once in Delaware, he was campaign treasurer for University of Delaware professor, James R. Soles, in his unsuccessful 1974 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon receiving his MBA degree in 1975, Carper went to work for the State of Delaware in its economic development office. In 1976, with his good contacts in the Democratic Party leadership and a $5,000 personal loan, Carper convinced the party leaders, and later the voters, that he was the right person to be Delaware State Treasurer. He served three terms, from January 18, 1977 through January 3, 1983, during which time he developed Delaware's first cash management system. Read More...
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- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
- Green Jobs and the New Economy
- Transportation and Infrastructure
- Water and Wildlife
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure
- Health Care
- Taxation and IRS Oversight
- Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia
- Financial and Contracting Oversight
- Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce
Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.2715 - COMPETE Act of 2014Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 2 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase and make permanent the alternative simplified research credit, and for other pur...
S.2640 - Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Jul 30, 2014 1 Views
A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and fo...
S.2519 - National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar Jul 31, 2014 4 Views
A bill to codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2758Read twice and referred Jul 31, 2014 14 Views
A bill to authorize the Secretary of the Air Force to modernize C-130 aircraft using alternative communication, navigation, surveillance, and ...
S.2673 - United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014Sponsor introductory remarks on measure Aug 01, 2014 19 Views
A bill to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel.
S.2651 - DHS OIG Mandates Revision Act of 2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Jul 30, 2014 1 Views
A bill to repeal certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.
Recent Voting History
On the Cloture Motion PN1180: Jill A. Pryor, of Georgia, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Eleventh CircuitAye (with party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 5021: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014
On the Motion (Motion to Recede in the Senate Amendment to H.R. 5021)Nay (against party)July 31, 2014
H.R. 3230: Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014
On the Conference Report H.R. 3230Aye (with party)July 31, 2014