Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 20 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 50 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 11 of 100)
- 69 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 93 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 59 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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Most Recent Sponsored Bills
S.1994 - Tax Relief And #FixTheTrustFund For Infrastructure Certainty Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 18 Views
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase certain fuel taxes and to strengthen the earned income tax credit and make perma...
S.1869Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Jul 29, 2015 3 Views
A bill to improve federal network security and authorize and enhance an existing intrusion detection and prevention system for civilian federa...
S.1868Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Jul 29, 2015 6 Views
A bill to extend by 15 years the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to conduct the quarterly financial report program.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1938 - Career-Ready Student Veterans Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 23 Views
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the approval of certain programs of education for purposes of educational assistance ...
S.1990 - Federal Computer Security ActRead twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 8 Views
A bill to require Inspectors General and the Comptroller General of the United States to submit reports on the use of logical access controls ...
S.Res.246Referred to the Committee Aug 05, 2015 28 Views
A resolution commemorating 80 years since the creation of Social Security.
Recent Voting History
S. 1881: A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1881Nay (with party)August 03, 2015
H.R. 3236: Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 3236Aye (with party)July 30, 2015
H.R. 22: Transportation Funding Act of 2015
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 22Nay (against party)July 30, 2015