Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Thomas Carper

Sen. Thomas Carper

Democrat, Delaware
Office 202-224-2441 | @SenatorCarper | Facebook

B

Grade

1

Vote for Children

16

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

0

Actions Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Carper represents a state with a child poverty rate of 18.7 percent. 7.6 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 17 percent are food insecure, and 3.6 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Carper has taken 1 vote that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 0 bills and cosponsored 16 bills to help children. Sen. Carper has taken 0 actions in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Carper has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.1165 the Responsibility for Unaccompanied Minors Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1703 the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1779 the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1831 the 3D Printed Gun Safety Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2113 the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3065 the Safe Gun Storage Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.42 the Background Check Expansion Act.

  • co-sponsored S.463 the FAMILY Act.

  • co-sponsored S.557 the REUNITE Act.

  • co-sponsored S.585 the SAME Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.655 the SAFE Kids Act.

  • co-sponsored S.66 the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

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