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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Senator Carper Fights to Increase Resources for Youth Mental Health Care and Hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers Accountable

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Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, participated in the committee’s markup of the Better Mental Health Care, Lower-Cost Drugs, and Extenders Act. One of the provisions led by Senator Carper in the Committee’s bill protects seniors from excessive cost sharing for certain medications… By holding PBMs accountable for…

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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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Mid-Atlantic Region to Become one of Seven “Hydrogen Hubs” In U.S.

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The Biden Administration announced last week substantial federal grants to create a series of “hydrogen hubs,” with the goal of seeing these hubs produce three million metric tons of hydrogen annually. Senator Tom Carper released a statement saying the Mid-Atlantic region was selected to become one of seven clean hydrogen hubs across our nation. Senator…

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$1 Million in Funding Secured for Development of Behavioral Health Treatment Area at Tidalhealth Nanticoke’s Emergency Department

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Due to the growing mental health needs of the Seaford community, U.S. Senator Tom Carper this week joined representatives from TidalHealth Nanticoke to announce a $1 million Congressionally Directed Spending grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop a dedicated, private and safe behavioral health treatment area within the hospital’s…

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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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Town of Bethany Beach Grateful for Completion of Replenishment Project

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The beach replenishment project in Bethany Beach has been completed, the dune fencing has been installed and the Mobi-mats are back in place. In the Bethany Beach Town Newsletter for September, a statement from the mayor’s office also expresses gratitude to “…Senators Tom Carper, Chris Coons and Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester for securing the 65%…

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Legislation Introduced Aims to Curb Erroneous Payments to Deceased Individuals

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Legislation introduced this week aims to save millions of federal dollars by curbing erroneous payments to individuals who have passed away. Senators Tom Carper and John Kennedy of Louisiana yesterday introduced the Ending Improper Payments to Deceased People Act. Senator Carper’s original bipartisan legislation set up such provisions to curb the erroneous payments for a temporary three-year period, and the new…

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Legislation Introduced to Strengthen Medical Supply Chains and Boost U.S. Economic Resilience

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The pandemic caused supply chain disruptions, which is why Senators Tom Carper and Thom Tillis of North Carolina have introduced bipartisan legislation that would authorize the President to engage in trade negotiations. Those efforts would then ensure that critical medical goods and services are delivered safely, swiftly, and efficiently to patients in the United States…

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Army Corps of Engineers Honors Sen. Carper in Rehoboth

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U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee chairman, surrounded by members of the Army Corps of Engineers along with city, state, and federal officials, received the Gold de Fleury Medal for his work supporting the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The ceremony took place on the Rehoboth Beach…

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Legislation Introduced to Establish Holistic Health Care for Children

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Concerns about the spike in mental health challenges among young people have prompted U.S. Senators and Representatives including Tom Carper and Lisa Blunt Rochester to introduce legislation that aims to establish a holistic approach to children’s health care. The bill would allow for the integration of mental and physical health services for children and youth…

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Legislation Introduced Would Cut Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors

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Medicare-only PACE participants will be able to choose between the PACE Part D plan, as currently designed, or a standalone more affordable Medicare Part D plan, under bipartisan legislation introduced today. Senator Tom Carper says The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Part D Choice Act would give seniors the option to choose…

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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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Senator Carper Joins Health Experts in Urging the Biden Administration to Set Strong Pollution Protections

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Senator Tom Carper joined public health leaders from across the country this week in urging the Biden administration to move forward on strong clean air regulations that protect Americans’ health and the environment. Carper, who is the Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, spoke at a news conference yesterday concerning the issue……

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New Water Resources Legislation to Strengthen and Protect Communities

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Efforts to make the community more resilient in handling extreme weather situations are among the benefits of legislation Senator Tom Carper and three other lawmakers have crafted. Carper says the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 better positions the Army Corps of Engineers for flood control, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects. Joining Carper in this legislation…

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New Legislation to Improve Access to Physical and Occupational Therapy Services for Medicare Part B Beneficiaries

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New legislation would make it more convenient for Medicare Part B beneficiaries to see a licensed physical therapy assistant (PTA) or occupational therapy assistant (OTA). Right now, PTAs and OTAs working in private practice cannot see their patients without their supervisors physically on site at all times. The legislation introduced today by Delaware Senator Tom…

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Legislation Introduced to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Seniors with Chronic Conditions

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If you’re a senior enrolled in the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), legislation justintroduced will enable you to choose your Medicare Part D plan for prescription drugs, which will reduceoverall costs. Senators Tom Carper and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana proposed the legislation, which wouldsave Medicare-only PACE participants an average of nearly $1000…

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