Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Push to Renew Expired Funding for Child Care

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U.S.¬†Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester are joining other colleagues in urging congressional leadership to renew expired funding for child care in any supplemental funding package. Funding the lawmakers passed in the¬†American¬†Rescue Plan Act¬†that allowed millions of¬†parents to afford child care and keep their jobs during¬†the pandemic¬†expired in September, but…

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Tom Carper and Chris Coons Among 25 Senators Calling for Fuel Deliveries to Hospitals and Water Treatment Centers in Gaza

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Hospitals in Gaza are facing a fuel shortage due to the war following the Hamas terrorist attacks against Israel. Twenty-five senators including Tom Carper and Chris Coons are calling on the Biden Administration to work with Israeli, Egyptian, and UN partners to protect innocent civilians by enabling lifesaving deliveries. They say hospitals in Gaza are…

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Carper, Coons, Blunt Rochester Announce More Than $500,000 for Delaware’s Recycling Infrastructure

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A grant funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law aims to help improve Delaware’s recycling infrastructure and waste management systems. U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons along with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced the $531,690 award today. The funding is from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling grant program to the Delaware…

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AmeriCorps State and National FY 2023 Grants to Support Three Programs in Reading Assistance and Summer Learning

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U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons as well as Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester have announced nearly $2.4 million in State and National funding including grants and education awards from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. Senator Carper says this funding will help students continue to succeed inside and outside of the…

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Grant Awarded to Sussex County Habitat for Humanity’s Home Modification Services to Benefit Older Adults

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Older adults will be given safety and accessibility improvements that meet their needs, thanks to funding that will go towards Sussex County Habitat for Humanity’s home modification services. Today, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons as well as Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester announced the grant, which amounts to more than 1.2 million dollars. The…

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Senators Coons, Lankford Reintroduce Charitable Act

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Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and James Lankford of Oklahoma have reintroduced the Charitable Act. The bill will expand and extend the expired non-itemized deduction for charitable giving that would ensure that those of you who donate to charities, houses of worship, religious organizations, and other nonprofits of your choice are able to deduct that…

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Senators Coons Joins 33 Colleagues Urging Biden administration to Limit Availability of Junk Health Care Plans

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U.S. lawmakers including Senator Chris Coons have sent a letter urging the Department of Health and Human Services to take immediate action to address short-term limited duration insurance (STLDI) plans, commonly known as junk plans, which fail to provide adequate, comprehensive health insurance coverage. Junk plans can deny coverage to people with preexisting conditions and…

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Legislation to Expand Affordable Housing Access for Low-Income Families in Rental Assistance Program

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With many people struggling to find affordable housing and the rising cost of living,¬†eligible low-income families will have increased housing choices under legislation that Senators Chris Coons and Kevin Cramer (N.D.) have reintroduced. The Choice in Affordable Housing Act, which aims to improve the federal government‚Äôs largest rental assistance program, will also give families improved…

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Social Media Platforms to Face New Transparency Requirements Under Legislation Introduced

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Several Senators are looking to improve transparency of social media platforms and holding them accountable regarding their algorithms. U.S. Senator Chris Coons, one of the lawmakers introducing the legislation, says, “Social media platforms shape the information that billions of people across the globe consume every day. But right now, there is a dangerous lack of…

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New Legislation to Improve Program Involving Mentoring and Assistance for Small Businesses

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U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Ben Cardin today introduced a bill that would help with the annual in-person mentoring, online training, and local training workshops SCORE provides to small businesses. The SCORE for Small Business Act would reauthorize and improve the SCORE program, which Cardin says is one of the Small Business Administration’s impactful entrepreneurial development programs, providing…

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Elected Officials Reacted To Leaked US Supreme Court Majority Opinion Re: Roe v. Wade

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Area elected officials are reacting to a Politico report that a leaked US Supreme Court draft majority opinion indicates that the nation’s highest court would strike down Roe V. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion. US Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.: ‚ÄúReversing the long-settled protections in¬†Roe¬†is outrageous.¬†Every woman in America deserves the chance to make…

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Sussex Co. Habitat for Humanity Celebrates $500,000 Appropriation In Omnibus Spending Plan

U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined Kevin Gilmore, CEO of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, to announce $500,000 to help build 10 homes in the county.
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Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is getting half-a-million dollars in federal funding, to support completion of ten more affordable homes throughout the area.Senator Tom Carper and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) visited the Laurel area Monday to announce the presentation at Hope Hill, part of a larger revitalization strategy. Ten homes have been completed and ten…

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Del. Delegation: First State To Receive $97-Million Through Appropriations Bill

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An appropriations bill making its way through Congress would direct $97-million to Delaware for various projects.Schools, higher education, small business, healthcare and infrastructure-related projects and organizations would get support under the legislation, according to Senator Tom Carper, Senator Chris Coons and Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (all Delaware Democrats) The chairs of the Senate and House…

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Del. State of the Union “Virtual” Guests Represent Arts, Small Business, Education and Community

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Members of Delaware’s congressional delegation carried on the tradition of welcoming special guests for the President’s State of the Union Address‚Ķ although due to the pandemic, the guests attended ‘virtually.’ Senator Tom Carper, D-Del. hosted leaders of several arts-related organizations that had to close early in the pandemic, adjusted their operations to reopen, and applied…

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Sen. Coons: Russia Must, Will Be Held Accountable For Attack On Ukraine

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“The world must, and will hold Russia accountable..” Senator Chris Coons, D-Delaware echoed the words of President Biden, following actions by Russian President Vladimir Putin to launch an “unprovoked, all-out war against an independent, democratic country (Ukraine) that poses no threat to Russia.” Coons, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, recently traveled to…

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Downstate Water Projects Move Forward Under Infrastructure Act

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Delaware will get ‘historic’ investments into water infrastructure projects, according to the state’s congressional delegation. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed by President Biden in November, directs $51.5-million to The First State in Fiscal Year 2022 through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Improvements at Indian River Inlet, dredging of the Lewes and Rehoboth…

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VIDEO | What Are Infrastructure Act’s Investments Into Delaware?

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The Delaware congressional delegation takes a victory lap of sorts following recent passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. ‚ÄúThanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that President Biden signed last week, we will be able to repair the transportation system Americans rely on today ‚Äď and build a transportation system that empowers Americans to…

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