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Born in 1959, Carney studied at Cornell College in Iowa before earning his Masters Degree from the University of Wyoming and his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. He currently teaches political science at Penn State University in Scranton. Carney is also a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserves and has been called to active duty overseas several times. He is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three joint Service Achievement Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. His awards also include the Naval Rifle Marksman ribbon and the Naval Pistol Expert Medal. 
He has also worked at the Pentagon as as an intelligence analyst and senior advisor on intelligence and counterterrorism issues. 
He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their 5 children in Dimock Township, Pennsylvania. 
2006 congressional election
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- Revolving door profile for Christopher Carney from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Christopher Carney from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Christopher Carney from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and Affiliations
- House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Subcomittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
- Subcommitee on Highways, Transit & Pipelines
- House Committee on Homeland Security
- Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment
- Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight
More Background Data
Science policy tracking by Nirav Patel, SEA (Climate Policy) Intern
“Rep. Carney Tours Spill Site, Vows Probe”
Carney was deeply distressed with the extent of the oil spill and wants to figure out what went wrong and how we can stop the flow. He also recognized the effect it will continue to have on the ecology and the economy of the area.
“Carney to examine government, BP response in immediate aftermath of oil spill” 6/28/2010
“We must find out what was done to ensure the severity of this disaster was understood and how that information was shared,” said Congressman Carney. “This hearing will hopefully shed some light on the current chain of command, the roles and responsibilities of the participants, what the government and BP could have done better in response to this crisis and lessons that should be put to use in the future.”
“Carney announces $1.5 million green energy grant for divine providence hospital” 12/9/09
In this article, a local hospital was awarded this money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which Carney supported. “Creating energy through a more efficient use of resources is critical to meeting our long-term energy needs and reducing our dependence on foreign oil,” Congressman Carney said. “This investment leads us towards that goal while also providing a much-needed boost to our community’s economy.”
“Congressman Carney talks jobs and re-election” 2/5/2010
In this article, he talks about how this country is in need of health care reform. He wants to reduce health care cost as he believes it’s the number one issue facing small businesses.
Research and Development (R&D):
“CSVT Project takes major step forward” 7/2/2010
Carney passes measure that will make the 13 mile CSVT corridor road as an Appalachian Regional Commission corridor. "The CSVT will improve safety and is crucial for our region's long-term economy and I will continue to make this my top transportation priority," said Congressman Carney.
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Articles and Resources
- Carney for Congress, official campaign site.
- Compare where Chris Carney stands on the issues - whereIstand.com
Local blogs and discussion sites
- Darren Goode, Megan Scully and Kristen Lee, "Freshman Democrats include anti-terrorism expert," CongressDaily (GovExec.com), November 10, 2006.
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Date of Birth: March 2, 1959
November 7, 2006