Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 22 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 64 of 100) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 6 of 100)
- 101 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 95 of 100) 3 Made Into Law (Ranks 36 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.2640Referred to the Committee Jul 22, 2014 6 Views
A bill to amend title 44, United States Code, to require information on contributors to Presidential library fundraising organizations, and fo...
S.2521 - Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Jun 25, 2014 4 Views
A bill to amend chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, to provide for reform to Federal information security.
S.2519 - National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Act of 2014Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Jun 25, 2014 5 Views
A bill to codify an existing operations center for cybersecurity.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.2673Introduced in the Senate Jul 28, 2014 1 Views
A bill to enhance the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel.
S.2651Read twice and referred Jul 24, 2014 4 Views
A bill to repeal certain mandates of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.
S.2578 - Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014Motion by Senator Reid Jul 16, 2014 79 Views
A bill to ensure that employers cannot interfere in their employees' birth control and other health care decisions.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitAye (with party)July 28, 2014
On the Cloture Motion PN1696: Pamela Harris, of Maryland, to be United States Circuit Judge for the Fourth CircuitAye (with party)July 24, 2014
S. 2569: Bring Jobs Home Act
On the Cloture Motion S. 2569Aye (with party)July 23, 2014