Sen. Thomas Carper
Democrat • Delaware • 3rd Term • Sworn In 2001
- 22 Sponsored Bills (Ranks 61 of 99) 1 Made Into Law (Ranks 3 of 99)
- 88 Co-Sponsored Bills (Ranks 94 of 100) 0 Made Into Law (Ranks 73 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.2133 - Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Oct 07, 2015 1 Views
A bill to improve Federal agency financial and administrative controls and procedures to assess and mitigate fraud risks, and to improve Feder...
S.2051 - Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency Act of 2015Read twice and referred Sep 17, 2015 5 Views
A bill to improve, sustain, and transform the United States Postal Service.
S.1994 - Tax Relief And #FixTheTrustFund For Infrastructure Certainty Act of 2015Read twice and referred Aug 05, 2015 4 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...
Most Recent Co-Sponsored Bills
S.Res.313Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed Nov 16, 2015 74 Views
A resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in Paris and offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, condolences to their families, resol...
S.Res.309Message on Senate action sent Nov 06, 2015 26 Views
A resolution relative to the death of Fred Thompson, former United States Senator for the State of Tennessee.
S.Res.299Referred to the Committee Oct 28, 2015 9 Views
A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the twentieth anniversary of his death.
Recent Voting History
On the Nomination PN629: Peter William Bodde, of Maryland, to be Ambassador to LibyaAye (with party)November 19, 2015
S. 1177: Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 2015
On the Cloture Motion S. 1177Aye (with party)November 18, 2015
S.J.Res. 23: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to "Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units".
On the Joint Resolution S.J.Res. 23Nay (with party)November 17, 2015