Read our 2016 Report Card for Carper.
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)
Thomas Carper sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
- Ex Officio, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
- Member, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife
- Member, Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management, and Regulatory Oversight
- Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure
- Senate Committee on Finance
Carper was the primary sponsor of 26 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 2133: Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015
- S. 1172: Edward “Ted” Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015
- S. 2509: Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016
- S. 614: Federal Improper Payments Coordination Act of 2015
- S. 1362: 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 programs).
- S. 1868: Quarterly Financial Reporting Reauthorization Act of 2015
- S. 861: PRIME Act of 2015
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Carper sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (35%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (26%) Health (12%) Taxation (11%) Education (5%) Emergency Management (5%) Environmental Protection (3%) Finance and Financial Sector (3%)
Some of Carper’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3454: A bill to improve medication adherence.
- S. 3268: CLAMP Act
- S.Res. 536: A resolution proclaiming the week of October 30 through November 5, 2016, as ...
- S. 3186: Active Shooter Preparedness Enhancement Act of 2016
- S. 2834: Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016
- S. 2816: Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2016
- S. 2522: A bill to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to build partnerships ...
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|Carper’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 5771 (113th): Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014
Dec 16, 2014. Bill Passed 76/16.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014
Mar 31, 2014. Bill Passed 64/35.
Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and ...
S. 1926 (113th): A bill to delay the implementation of certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of ...
Jan 30, 2014. Bill Passed 67/32.
H.R. 8 (112th): American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012
Jan 1, 2013. Bill Passed 89/8.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (Pub.L. 112–240, H.R. 8, 126 Stat. 2313, enacted January 2, 2013) was passed by the United States Congress on January 1, 2013, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama the next day. The Act centers on ...
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act), was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
From Jan 2001 to Jan 2017, Carper missed 49 of 4,979 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||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
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills