hero_news

In the News

Delaware State News: Sen. Tom Carper: The battle over USPS isn’t over. We’re demanding answers

By mahogany / October 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Delaware State News: Sen. Tom Carper: The battle over USPS isn’t over. We’re demanding answers

DOVER — Tens of millions of Americans could soon lose their health care or be forced to pay more for coverage if the Supreme Court rules against the Affordable Care Act, and millions of veterans would be among those hit hard, participants in a virtual forum emphasized today. Hosted by votevets.org, which describes itself as…

Read More

47 ABC: Sen. Tom Carper: The battle over USPS isn’t over. We’re demanding answers

By mahogany / October 19, 2020 / Comments Off on 47 ABC: Sen. Tom Carper: The battle over USPS isn’t over. We’re demanding answers

DELAWARE – Delaware Senator Tom Carper took part in a virtual conversation about the fate of veterans if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. The Supreme Court is expected to hold hearings on the Affordable Care Act November 10th. As Supreme Court confirmation hearings continue for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, some veterans have raised concerns about how she might rule…

Read More

Delaware Online: Sen. Tom Carper: The battle over USPS isn’t over. We’re demanding answers

By mahogany / August 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Delaware Online: Sen. Tom Carper: The battle over USPS isn’t over. We’re demanding answers

My sister and I were born in a coal mining town in West Virginia, but we grew up in Danville, Virginia – the last capital of the Confederacy. As children, we saw racism and prejudice up close. In fact, back then, Virginia still had a poll tax in place. It was an insidious and obvious…

Read More

Delaware Online: Carper: As we remember fallen heroes, thank a new generation of warriors keeping us safe today

By mahogany / May 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Delaware Online: Carper: As we remember fallen heroes, thank a new generation of warriors keeping us safe today

I never knew my Uncle Bob. He was my mom’s youngest brother, the youngest of five children born near the coal-mining town of Beckley, West Virginia to my grandparents, Ray and Effie Mae Patton. He died in 1944 at the age of 19 during a kamikaze attack in the western Pacific on his aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Suwanee. His body was…

Read More

Dover Post: Carper, Coons join call for VA to develop COVID-19 testing strategy nationwide

By mahogany / May 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Dover Post: Carper, Coons join call for VA to develop COVID-19 testing strategy nationwide

Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both D-Delaware, joined Michael Bennet, D-Colorado, and 16 of their Senate colleagues in calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to ramp up coronavirus disease 2019 testing at VA facilities nationwide and establish a framework for a large-scale strategy for national testing. “In support of a nationwide testing strategy,…

Read More

Dover Post: Carper asks EPA about weakening environmental rules amid COVID-19 pandemic

By mahogany / May 4, 2020 / Comments Off on Dover Post: Carper asks EPA about weakening environmental rules amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on April 29 asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler whether the private sector or others in the government are seeking relief from environmental rules that would last beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 17, EPA finalized an interim rule that…

Read More

Delaware Public Media: Sen. Carper vows continued support for U.S. Postal Service as it struggles during pandemic

By mahogany / April 27, 2020 / Comments Off on Delaware Public Media: Sen. Carper vows continued support for U.S. Postal Service as it struggles during pandemic

Delaware’s senior senator advocates further support for the struggling United States Postal Service during the coronavirus pandemic. With mail volume down across the country, the U.S. Postal Service is projecting financial shortfalls that may completely cripple the agency by the end of the year. Meanwhile, its workers are considered essential and continue to deliver and…

Read More

Middletown Script: Carper: Beware health care cuts in Trump budget proposal

By mahogany / February 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Middletown Script: Carper: Beware health care cuts in Trump budget proposal

Sen. Tom Carper , a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, questioned Health and Human Services Secretary Alexander Azar on President Trump’s FY2021 budget proposal to cut HHS funding by nine percent and cut Medicaid and other safety net programs by over $1 trillion. This slash in funding comes at a time when millions…

Read More

Delaware Public Media: Sen. Carper introduces legislation to move U.S. toward net-zero emissions

By mahogany / February 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Delaware Public Media: Sen. Carper introduces legislation to move U.S. toward net-zero emissions

A member of Delaware’s Congressional delegation is pushing for greater action on climate change from the federal government. Sen. Tom Carper introduced a bill last week that would compel the Environmental Protection Agency to create a plan to bring the U.S. to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions no later than 2050. That’s what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate…

Read More

WGMD: Senator Carper calls for climate change action on the floor of the Senate

By mahogany / February 18, 2020 /

Delaware’s Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper is calling for action in the Senate over climate change, citing sea level rise and the dangers he and others say it poses to the coastline of the country. Earlier this week, Senator Carper introduced the Clean Economy Act with 33 of his Senate colleagues, legislation that would jumpstart…

Read More