Sen. Thomas Carper [D]

Senator from Delaware

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
2001-2018 Senator Delaware
1983-1992 Representative Delaware's At-Large District

2014 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Carper has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Carper is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Thomas Carper sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Carper sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (33%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (25%) Taxation (14%) Health (10%) Water Resources Development (4%) Education (4%) Environmental Protection (4%) Transportation and Public Works (4%)

Recent Bills

Some of Carper’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2001 to Nov 2015, Carper missed 39 of 4,758 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.

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Primary Sources

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