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WILMINGTON, Del.— Standing side-by-side with his primary opponent in an auditorium packed with hundreds of Delaware voters, U.S. Senator Tom Carper stood out as the principled and experienced leader who will fight and win for Delaware’s priorities in an increasingly divided Washington. Tom stood strong as the clear choice for Delawareans by focusing on his […]

Washington, DC — Giffords, the gun safety organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Captain Mark Kelly, announced its endorsement of Tom Carper for Senate in Delaware. Senator Tom Carper is focused on addressing the tough issues facing our nation, including the gun violence epidemic. He has consistently voted to expand background checks and […]

Washington, D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will support sound environmental policies, announced today its endorsement of Senator Tom Carper for re-election to the U.S. Senate from Delaware. “Senator Carper is a true environmental champion, and we are delighted to endorse him as he runs […]

Science rebuked. Progress stalled. Ethics ignored. Power abused. These are the hallmarks of Scott Pruitt’s EPA administration and, frankly, the Trump Administration. But while we fight against Scott Pruitt’s EPA administration, we need to stay focused on what we’re fighting for. For a moment, just imagine that it’s the year 2050. Every country on Earth […]

We are all grown-ups here. We shouldn’t be afraid of scientific descriptors or commonly used nouns and adjectives. This is especially true when we talk or write about science. We can’t afford to be unclear or imprecise. The Trump administration obviously disagrees. They have given the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) a list of seven […]

There is an enduring classic Woody Guthrie song that most of us learn when we are children. It’s called ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ It remains one of our county’s most recognizable folk songs because it evokes America’s iconic landscapes. The song reminds us that our treasured national parks and monuments are permanently intertwined in […]

Under the cover of night, when few Americans were watching or following along online, Republicans pushed a tax bill through the Senate without even giving members the time they needed to know what they were voting on. I’ve been a member of the Senate Finance Committee for nine years, but I’ve never seen such departure […]

President Trump has done it again. He’s nominated another diehard supporter of the fossil fuel industry to a top environmental post in the government. He tapped Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality — but White has been very vocal about her anti-science stances. In the past, she’s compared “people […]