Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 11 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 66 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 100)
- 41 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 95 of 99) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 33 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.1362Read twice and referred May 18, 2015 17 Views
A bill to amend title XI of the Social Security Act to clarify waiver authority regarding programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE...
S.1350 - Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2015Read the second time May 18, 2015 8 Views
A bill to provide a short-term extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out ...
S.1172 - Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs May 06, 2015 5 Views
A bill to improve the process of presidential transition.
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.1466Read twice and referred May 22, 2015 13 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that ...
S.1354Read twice and referred May 14, 2015 7 Views
A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for recognition of attending physician assistants as attending physicians to...
S.Res.171Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed May 06, 2015 3 Views
A resolution congratulating the students, parents, teachers, and administrators of charter schools across the United States for making ongoing...
Recent Voting History
S. 1357: A bill to extend authority relating to roving surveillance, access to business records, and individual terrorists as agents of foreign powers under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 until July 31, 2015, and for other purposes.
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 1357Nay (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 2048: USA FREEDOM Act of 2015
On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 2048Aye (with party)May 23, 2015
H.R. 1314: Ensuring Tax Exempt Organizations the Right to Appeal Act
On Passage of the Bill H.R. 1314Aye (against party)May 22, 2015