Carper joins Warren, Blumenthal to raise concerns over Trump’s “shadow task force” for coronavirus

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U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to the White House Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) raising concerns over President Trump who they claim appears to be making decisions based on his advisors’ financial interests. The Senators claim that the President’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner,…

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Carper, Coons send letter to the Vice President raising concerns over medical supply distribution

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Delaware’s U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons are raising concerns about the Trump Administration’s reliance on private companies to distribute desperately needed medical supplies during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although President Trump has declared a national emergency and mobilized the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help distribute supplies, FEMA is currently relying on…

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Senator Carper joins colleagues pressuring Treasury Dept. to reverse Social Security tax filing stimulus decision

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Social Security recipients will automatically receive direct cash assistance in the coronavirus stimulus package without having to file tax returns.  The reversal comes after Delaware’s Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper joined 40 of his colleagues demanding the decision be reversed following guidance that the IRS issued. Earlier this week, the Treasury Department stated that Social Security…

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Sen. Carper tours flood prone areas in Delaware to highlight climate change bill

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U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) toured several roads and bridges impacted by flooding and sea-level rise in Delaware to highlight America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act (ATIA), a bipartisan, $287 billion surface transportation infrastructure bill aimed at addressing climate change. The legislation, co-authored by Sen. Carper, is the first-ever title specifically aimed at addressing climate change. It…

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