Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 8 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 64 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
- 28 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 96 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 1 of 99)
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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1073Read twice and referred Apr 23, 2015 3 Views
A bill to amend the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, including making changes to the Do Not Pay initiative,...
S.961Read twice and referred Apr 15, 2015 9 Views
A bill to protect information relating to consumers, to require notice of security breaches, and for other purposes.
S.921 - Delaware River Basin Conservation Act of 2015Read twice and referred Apr 14, 2015 3 Views
A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to establish a nonregulatory program to build on and help coordinate funding for restoration an...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1012Read twice and referred Apr 20, 2015 23 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make permanent certain tax provisions under t...
S.1002Read twice and referred Apr 16, 2015 6 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for collegiate housing and infrastructure grants.
S.Res.105Resolution agreed to in Senate Mar 27, 2015 5 Views
A resolution recognizing the 194th anniversary of the independence of Greece and celebrating democracy in Greece and the United States.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
On the Cloture Motion PN4: Loretta E. Lynch, of New York, to be Attorney GeneralAye (with party)April 23, 2015
S. 178: Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill S. 178Aye (with party)April 22, 2015