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9:27 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Updating C-130 Cargo Planes in Defense Budget

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Rep. John Carney of Delaware says his plan to modernize the fleet of C-130 cargo planes at Dover Air Force Base has been included in a major defense spending bill.

Earlier this year, Carney introduced a less expensive modernization proposal for the cargo planes. They need to be upgraded before 2020 or they'll become inoperable because of federal and international safety regulations.

The Delaware Democrat has been calling for just the navigation systems of the aircraft to be modernized, at a savings of $12 million per aircraft.

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11:11 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Some Candidates Show up for Return Day

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In Delaware yesterday it was time to bury the hatch – literally.

The ceremony is part of Return Day with politicians gathering in the Georgetown Circle after the hard fought 2014 elections.

It’s a time when partisan politics are put aside and the crowds cheer.

Democratic Senator Chris Coons said that he wished the nation could have a Return Day given the rancor occurring in Washington over the years.

And, Democratic Congressman John Carney told WBOC that he agreed.

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8:31 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Matt Haley's Death Shocks Delmarva

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Shock has set in for the culinary community of Delmarva.

Award-winning Delaware restaurateur Matt Haley died Tuesday night while being transferred to a medical facility in New Delhi.

Haley’s business partner, Scott Kammerer, said that he was informed by State Department officials yesterday.

Kammerer said that Haley was involved in a high impact collision with a truck on Monday as he began a six week trip through northern Indian and Nepal.

Haley ran several southern Delaware restaurants and received the 2014 James Beard Humanitarian of the Year Award.

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9:05 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Cutting Pesticide Registration Requirements for Navagable Waters

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Congressman John Carney is backing a measure that would eliminate some of the permitting requirements for registering pesticides near navigable waters.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the pesticides would still be regulated by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.

The Delaware Democrat says that the additional permitting process under the Clean Water Act places a burden on state agencies which does not allow them to carry out other important tasks such as mosquito management.

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8:28 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Worry in Delaware About Companies Relocating Abroad

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Senator Tom Carper, a member of the Senate Finance Committee says he’s concerned about the increasing number of companies who are reincorporating overseas.

The Delaware Democrat blames the outflow on “outdated “tax laws that encourage companies to relocate jobs and their money abroad.

Delaware’s lone congressional member John Carney, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, also called for overhauling the nation’s “outdated, complicated and anti-competitive” tax code.

Around two thirds of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in the First State.

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8:12 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Less Costly Way to Modernize Cargo Planes at Dover Air Base

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Delaware Congressman John Carney has introduced a bill that would make it less expensive to modernize the fleet of C-130H cargo planes at Dover Air Force Base.

Carney, a Democrat, notes that the Delaware Air National Guard's flying mission could end in 2020 unless the planes are upgraded and modernized. That's when the current fleet will be inoperable because of federal and international safety regulations.

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8:43 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Job Fair Today in Newark

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Delaware's congressional delegation is hosting yet another job fair in an effort to help put unemployed Delawareans back to work.

Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congressman John Carney are hosting their last job fair of the year on Monday at the Embassy Suites in Newark.

Gov. Jack Markell also plans to speak at the job fair, which is being organized with the help of Brandywine Counseling and Career Services and includes more than 50 potential employers.

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8:59 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Delaware Senators Back Military Strike in Syria

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Delaware’s two Democratic senators say they back military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of evidence his regime used chemical weapons that left around 15-hundred civilians dead.

Senator Tom Carper said he tended to favor the President’s request to authorize military action adding that the U.S. goal should be aimed at weakening Assad and bolstering the moderate rebel forces.

Meanwhile, Senator Chris Coons called for decisive action because of the chemical weapons attack.

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11:54 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Delaware Lawmakers Hail WTO Decision on Broilers

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The Delaware congressional delegation praised the decision by the World Trade Organization decision that Chinese poultry barriers are unfair.

American poultry farmers complained that China’s decision to impose higher duties on chicken broiler products was unjustified under international trade laws.

The imposition of the duties was followed by an 80 percent drop in American exports to China.

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9:11 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Delaware Lawmaker's Website For College Financial Info

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Rep. John Carney has launched a website to help Delaware residents find their way through the college financial aid process.

The site, launched on Wednesday, will provide information on scholarships, grants and loans and ways to save for higher education.

Carney, a Democrat, said that the cost of college is rising at an unsustainable rate.

The website can be reached through Carney's home page: .

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9:35 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Carney Defends NSA Vote

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Delaware congressman John Carney defended his vote against a measure that would have restricted the NSA’s collection of phone records.

The Democrat told WDEL that he thought the amendment went too far shutting down the program.

The measure was defeated by 12 votes.

But Carney says he does believe that something needs to be done to deal with privacy concerns.

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9:29 am
Tue July 16, 2013

More Parental Involvement Needed In College Plans

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - School guidance counselors are telling U.S. Rep. John Carney that Delaware parents need to be more involved when it comes to planning for their children to go to college.

Earlier communication with students and their families, starting in middle school, also was among the recommendations made at a discussion Carney led Monday on the soaring costs of higher education.

Counselors also said they get little time and virtually no training for helping students navigate the college application process.

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8:57 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Rep. John Carney Holds Discussion on High Cost of College

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Carney is joining other Delawareans to discuss the rising cost of college.

Carney planned to host a roundtable discussion in Dover on Monday, the first in a series of such meetings about the challenges of higher education costs and possible solutions.

Carney says the cost of higher education is rising at an unsustainable rate, more than 570 percent over the past three decades, and that total U.S. student loan debt recently topped $1 trillion, more than both auto loans and credit card debt.

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8:55 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Del. Rep. John Carney Backs Gay Marriage

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Delaware's lone congressman has announced his support for same-sex marriage.

Democrat John Carney announced his support for marriage equality Monday on his website. He said as a Catholic, he has tried to reach a balance between honoring the religious sacrament of marriage and letting same-sex couples to enjoy legal recognition.

Carney said he does not believe that it is right for the government to treat couples differently because of sexual orientation.

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8:24 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Job Fair at Christiana Mall Today

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Delaware’s congressional delegation will host a free seasonal job fair from 4-8 p.m. today at the Christiana Mall with retail and department stores looking for holiday hires.

There is no preregistration.

Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Rep. John Carney said urged job seekers to come with resume’s in hand.

This is the eighth fair the three have organized in the last two years.

9:09 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Delaware Voters To Decide on Whether to Keep Freshman Congressman


Representative John Carney is touting his legislative record during his first term as Delaware’s lone congressman in a Republican dominated House.

The freshman Democrat told Wilmington News Journal that this legislation included measures that created jobs cut shortages of critically important prescription drugs and helped veterans find jobs after returning home.

But Republican challenger Tom Kovach told the paper that he views Carney’s legislative achievements skeptically.

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