Sen. Thomas Carper
|Representative||Delaware's At-Large District|
Carper is a rank-and-file Democrat according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship.
Use this chart to compare Carper to other members of the Senate on leadership and ideology.
This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.
Thomas Carper sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Committee on Finance
Bill Sponsorship & Cosponsorship
Some of Carper’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 401: Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act
- S.Res. 54: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental ...
- S. 347: First State National Historical Park Act
- S. 132: New Columbia Admission Act
- S. 3699 (112th): A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to ...
- S. 3315 (112th): GAO Mandates Revision Act of 2012
- S. 2592 (112th): A bill to extend the temporary duty on staple fibers of viscose ...
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From Jan 2001 to May 2013, Carper missed 33 of 3,923 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Elligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Congressional Pictorial Directory for the photo
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills
Recent Legislative Activity
Amendment Agreed to 87/8
Sen. Carper [D-DE]: YeaMay 21, 2013 12:02 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 90/0
Sen. Carper [D-DE]: YeaMay 20, 2013 5:32 p.m.
Nomination Confirmed 97/0
Sen. Carper [D-DE]: YeaMay 16, 2013 1:51 p.m.