Senator Carper works hard to ensure that Delawareans are kept informed of the debates and decisions that are made in our nation's Capitol, as well as the work he does for the First State every day.
This section offers a variety of resouces to stay up to date with Senator Carper's work in Delaware and Washington, D.C. You will find press releases, upcoming events, op-eds, pictures, videos and notable articles from the state and national media.
Senator Carper has always believed that speaking with and receiving feedback from Delawareans is the key to being an effective legislator. His goal as a U.S. Senator is to make sure that the people of Delaware are well represented in Washington, D.C. If you have any concerns, or would like to let Senator Carper know how you feel about a certain issue, you are welcome to reach out to the him through this website.
Senator Carper's e-newsletter is another great way to stay up to date with everything that is going on in Washington, D.C. and Delaware.
In addition to maintaining his website and e-newsletter, Senator Carper has three offices in Delaware and one in Washington, D.C. to better serve the people of Delaware.
513 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2441 Fax: (202) 228-2190
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Senate in session) M-F 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Senate out of session)
301 North Walnut Street, Suite 102L-1 Wilmington, DE 19801-3974
Phone: (302) 573-6291 Fax: (302) 573-6434
Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
500 West Loockerman Street, Suite 470 Dover, DE 19904
El Senador Carper quiere asegurarse de que los recursos ofrecidos por su sitio web están disponible a todos los Delawarenses, incluyendo aquellos que hablan español. En estas páginas, podrá encontrar información sobre cómo comunicarse con agencias federales y cómo ponerse en contacto con las oficinas del Senador Carper.
As Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Carper has made reforming the U.S. Postal Service a top priority. His first hearing as Chairman was on the subject, and he continues to work with his colleagues, the Postal Service and interested parties on how best to take action to fix the ailing Postal Service. He remains committed to ensuring this vital American institution, enshrined in the Constitution itself, survives for future generations.
Senator Carper on the Bipartisan Plan to Reform the Postal Service
Senator Carper and the Republican Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Tom Coburn, have introduced the Postal Reform Act of 2013, a bipartisan plan to help fix the Postal Service's financial woes.
In introducing the legislation, Chairman Carper said: "One year ago, the United States Postal Service defaulted for the first time in its history. As Businessweek put it: 'The U.S. Postal Service essentially went broke today.' The agency was – and is – facing its worst financial challenges in 200 years. Over the past year, Americans have realized the hard truth that the Postal Service is on the verge of financial collapse. If it were to shut down, the impact on our economy would be devastating. Although the situation is dire, it isn’t hopeless. With the right tools and quick action from Congress, the Postal Service can reform, right-size and modernize. The bill that Dr. Coburn and I introduced last night presents a comprehensive and bipartisan solution to the Postal Service's financial challenges that would prevent collapse, protect millions of mailing industry jobs, and enable this critical institution to serve the American public for years to come. This bill isn’t perfect and will certainly change as Dr. Coburn and I hear from colleagues and stakeholders, including postal employees and customers. But the time to act is now. It is my hope that Congress and the Obama Administration can come together to enhance this plan in order to save the Postal Service before it’s too late."