Thomas Carper

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U.S. Senate (Delaware Sr)


Family: Wife: Martha Ann; 2 Children: Benjamin, Christopher

Born: 01/23/1947 Beckley, WV

Home: Wilmington, Delaware

Religion: Presbyterian

Education: MBA, University of Delaware, 1975 BA, Economics, Ohio State University, 1968

Profession: Captain, United States Navy/United States Naval Reserves, Vietnam, 1968-1992 Industrial Development Specialist, Delaware Division of Economic Development, 1975-1976

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 2001-present Deputy Minority Whip, United States Senate, 2004 Governor, State of Delaware, 1992-2000 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1982-1992 Treasurer, State of Delaware, 1976-1982

Congressional Membership: Chair, National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, 2000-2001 Democratic Policy Committee Trustee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Senate Centrist Coalition Co-Chair, Senate New Democrat Coalition

Organization Membership: Member, Amtrak Board of Directors, 1994-1998 Vice Chair, Board of Directors, American Legacy Foundation American Legion Chair, Executive Board, Board of Jobs for America's Graduates Common Cause Veterans of Foreign Wars Vietnam Veterans of America


Environment and Public Works


Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety

Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight

Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services, and International Security

Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy

Subcommittee on Health Care

Subcommittee on Taxation, IRS Oversight, and Long-Term Growth

Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure