Eleven Questions for … Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.): Welcome to our new weekly interview feature in which we talk to lawmakers, D.C. fixtures, lobbyists, administration officials and otherwise interesting political types. We asked Carper about being a Delawarean, what his wife thought of this viral moment, his colleague Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) and the budget reconciliation bill. Do you […]

President Biden will discuss his infrastructure proposal with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, during a meeting at the White House on Monday, two sources tell Axios. Why it matters: This is a big week for Biden to advance his $2.3 trillion “American Jobs Plan.” Congress will return to […]

“The song remains the same.” That’s how Carper summarizes all the latest talk about the increased number of migrants arriving at the border — and the debate surrounding what to do about it. Carper has been around for several border “crisis”-or-not-a-“crisis” debates on Capitol Hill. And through them all, he’s had the same message: Let’s […]

The Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump featured strong evidence from many voices about Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. But voices from the place that was most affected, Washington, D.C., were missing. Nearly 140 D.C. and Capitol police officers were injured in the riot, and it caused a […]

Before Wednesday turned to chaos, Sen. Tom Carper walked the grounds of the U.S. Capitol with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican representing Carper’s home state of West Virginia and a fellow member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. It’s a committee that Carper will chair in the 117th Congress. They spent their five-minute walk from […]

Lawmakers plan to beef up innovation, research, and efficiency programs across the energy sector for the first time in more than a decade with a broad energy bill that will move through Congress along with the $1.4 trillion year-end spending package. The energy bill would authorize $35 billion in appropriations for clean energy research and […]

WASHINGTON — In the waning days of the 116th Congress, lawmakers have authorized $35 billion in spending on wind, solar and other clean power sources while curtailing the use of a potent planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. Both measures, backed by some of the Senate’s most powerful Republicans, were attached to the huge […]