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'''Tom Carper''' is a [[U.S. Senator]] ([[U.S. Democratic Party|D-]][[Delaware]]) a Democratic Whip, and serves on the  [[Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs]]; the [[Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works|Environment and Public Works]]; [[Senate Committee on Finance|Finance Committee]].
 
In political caucuses and [[interest groups]], he is co-chair of the  [[Moderate Dems Working Group]] and honorary President, [[Third Way]]. He is vice-chairman of the [[Democratic Leadership Council]]
===Senate===
He is assigned to the following committees and subcommittees:
*[[Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs]]
**[[Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security]] (Chairman)
*[[Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works]]
**[[Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety]] (Chairman)
**[[Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure]]
**[[Subcommittee on Green Jobs and the New Economy]]
*[[Senate Committee on Finance]]
**[[Subcommittee on Health Care]]
**[[Subcommittee on Taxation, IRS Oversight and Long-Term Growth]]
**[[Subcommittee on Energy, National Resources and Infrastructure]]
==State career==
His career in public service began in 1976 when he was elected to the first of three terms as Delaware's state treasurer. In 1982, he was elected to represent Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives.
 
After serving five terms as a U.S. congressman, Carper became the 78th governor of Delaware in 1993 and served two terms in that role.
==Early life and education==
Graduating in 1968 from [[Ohio State University]] on a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship, with a B.A. in economics. He first fell in love with Delaware when he looked out the window of a military transport aircraft flying into [[Dover Air Force Base]] during his first year in the U.S. Navy. He went on to complete five years of service as a naval flight officer and [[P-3 Orion]] mission commander
 
Carper returned to Delaware in 1973 where he earned his M.B.A. at the University of Delaware.
 
He retired  from military service in 1991 with the rank of captain.

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Tom Carper is a U.S. Senator (D-Delaware) a Democratic Whip, and serves on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the Environment and Public Works; Finance Committee.

In political caucuses and interest groups, he is co-chair of the Moderate Dems Working Group and honorary President, Third Way. He is vice-chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council

Senate

He is assigned to the following committees and subcommittees:

State career

His career in public service began in 1976 when he was elected to the first of three terms as Delaware's state treasurer. In 1982, he was elected to represent Delaware in the U.S. House of Representatives.

After serving five terms as a U.S. congressman, Carper became the 78th governor of Delaware in 1993 and served two terms in that role.

Early life and education

Graduating in 1968 from Ohio State University on a Navy R.O.T.C. scholarship, with a B.A. in economics. He first fell in love with Delaware when he looked out the window of a military transport aircraft flying into Dover Air Force Base during his first year in the U.S. Navy. He went on to complete five years of service as a naval flight officer and P-3 Orion mission commander

Carper returned to Delaware in 1973 where he earned his M.B.A. at the University of Delaware.

He retired from military service in 1991 with the rank of captain.