Tom Carper

11:02 am
Fri July 13, 2012

Senator Carper Wants to "Embarrass" House into Passing Postal Reform Act

Senator Tom Carper said he wants to embarrass the House of Representatives to get them to approve the postal reform bill before the August recess.

House leaders initially planned a vote after the July 4th recess.

But Republican party leaders say they don’t expect it to happen until September.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that postal officials and mailing industry leaders wanted the House to pass the measure before the current fiscal year ends on September 30th.

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10:41 am
Fri June 29, 2012

Party Lines Divide Delmarva Politicians on Court's Health Care Decision


       Delmarva Congressional members split along party lines over the US Supreme Court's decision to uphold the President's Affordable Health Care Act.

      Senator Ben Cardin (d-MD) and Senator Tom Carper (d-DE) hailed the decision, while Rep. Andy Harris (r-MD) said it would hurt the President's re-election chances. 

       Delmarva Public Radio's Jamyla Krempel prepared this report. 



8:47 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Insurance Programs for Poultry Industry Weighed in Washington

Senator Chris Coons is co-sponsoring legislation that would establish two studies looking at the need for insurance programs to protect poultry growers from disease outbreaks or bankruptcies of poultry companies.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that his Delaware Colleague Tom Carper and Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski  have joined him in backing the measure.

But Maryland Senator Ben Cardin is still mulling over whether to support the amendment to the Farm bill.

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9:10 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Delaware Could Get National Park by Next Year


Delaware could have a national park just in time for next year’s 375th anniversary of the arrival of settles from Sweden.

Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.)has been pushing the legislation in Congress for the last ten years with Delaware being the only state without a national park.

The Delaware Democrat says he expects the measure to be bundled with some non-controversial legislation to gain board support for the park.

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12:22 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Democrats at Odds Over Easton Mail Processing Plant


            Senator Barbara Mikulski has put a hold on postal reform legislation just as it was to be voted on next week.

            The Maryland Democrat complained that there was a lack of transparency and public input into the Postal Service decision to shut down the Easton mail processing plant that employs 127 people.

            Her action comes on the heels of an effort by her Democratic colleague Tom Carper to move the operation to Delaware to save the Hare’s Corner postal facility near New Castle.

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7:36 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Row Between Democrats Over Proposed Shutdown of Easton Mail Processing Center


             Maryland’s Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin are now expressing their outrage at the decision to shut down the mail processing center in Easton and moving the operation to Hares Corner near New Castle in Delaware.

            The Democratic Senators said it was their understanding that the Easton operation would move to the Baltimore plant.

            Meanwhile, fellow Democrat Senator Tom Carper from the First State, who oversees the postal service, proposed the alternative plan in a bid to preserve the Hare’s Corner facility.

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