Carper Announces Key Changes to Communications Team

WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) announced key changes to his communications team in Washington, D.C. After eight years on Capitol Hill, Christine Hennessey will be departing, and Rachel Levitan will be assuming the role of Communications Director. Beginning this week, Rachel will oversee press operations for Senator Carper’s personal office, as well as the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee. 

“There’s a reason Christine is the only member of my current team to have served on my HSGAC, EPW and personal office staffs. She is able to take complex issues we work on in the Capitol and help make them real for the people we serve,” said Senator Carper. “I am grateful for her years of service to Carpertown, and I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”  

Carper continued, “Rachel led the charge for our committee communications as we transitioned to the Senate majority and dove into fast-paced infrastructure legislative negotiations. I’m pleased she’ll be bringing her leadership skills to this new role overseeing all press strategy and operations here in D.C. and in Delaware.”

Before serving as the Communications Director for Chairman Carper on the EPW Committee, Rachel worked as the Deputy Director of Communications and a senior advisor for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, where she managed press engagement and communications strategy for key oversight investigations and legislative rollouts. In this capacity, she served as a communications aide during the House impeachment inquiry and Senate trial regarding former President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine. She previously worked as a legislative assistant for former Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA) and a research assistant for the RAND Corporation.