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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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (36%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (24%) Taxation (13%) Health (10%) Environmental Protection (4%) Transportation and Public Works (4%) Finance and Financial Sector (4%) Water Resources Development (4%)
Some of Carper’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- 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 ...
- S. 2509: Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016
- S. 2369: Community Partnership Act of 2015
- S. 2133: Fraud Reduction and Data Analytics Act of 2015
- S. 2051: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency Act of 2015
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From Jan 2001 to May 2016, Carper missed 47 of 4,873 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. 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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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
- THOMAS, for sponsored bills