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Tom Carper · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 8:54 PM

Labor Day

Democrats and the Biden Administration are committed to putting working families first. I hope you had a restful Labor Day weekend, John. On Monday, we celebrated the unions and workers that have tirelessly fought for better wages, better hours, better retirement, and better working conditions. …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
August 31, 2021 at 4:42 PM

When first is the worst:

Your engagement is critical to addressing the climate crisis. The New York Times:  “​​July was Earth’s hottest month on record” In case you missed it, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released data showing that July was the world’s hottest month ever recorded. When I wa…
TC · [email protected]
August 25, 2021 at 3:54 PM

about the Postal Service

DeJoy is moving forward with a controversial plan. In the past year, one issue I’ve heard the most complaints about from Delawareans is mail delays. At the center of it all is current Postmaster General and Trump mega-donor, Louis DeJoy. The USPS service issues began in summer 2020 when DeJoy in…
TC · [email protected]
August 11, 2021 at 11:23 PM

This is a big deal:

re: the infrastructure bill This is a big deal: The Senate passed a massive, historic, bipartisan infrastructure plan, the first phase of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. This would be one of the most substantial investments in our roads, bridges, and electrical grid in years and it would b…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
July 30, 2021 at 2:51 PM

Nevada >>

I need to talk to you about my friend Catherine. I want to take a moment to talk about the Senate race in Nevada, John. My friend and colleague, Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is up for re-election and back in 2016, her race came down to just two points. We can expect it to be just as competitive t…
TC · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 4:49 PM

John, climate action can’t wait

This is frightening. >> Severe flooding in Pennsylvania. Wildfires on the West Coast. Blistering heat waves on both West and East coasts. The hottest June on record in the U.S. A record eight natural disasters in the first six months of the year alone. Billions in damages. In Louisiana, se…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 4:21 PM

This isn’t the end of our fight for voting rights.

It’s just the beginning. NPR: “The Supreme Court Deals A New Blow To Voting Rights” Our democracy has suffered tremendously the past few weeks. Last week, John, the Supreme Court decided a case that will further weaken the Voting Rights Act and make way for even more voter suppression bills at t…
TC · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 5:25 PM

don’t despair

Take action. I need to ask you this, John: Are you frustrated by the alarming number of voter suppression bills advancing across the country that threaten to undermine our democracy? Are you angry about gridlock in Washington and National Republicans’ efforts to obstruct progress on important le…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 11:06 PM

Tammy Duckworth

Tammy is a veteran, a mother, and a tireless champion for environmental justice. Our Senate Majority is split evenly, 50-50, John. We can’t afford to lose a single seat -- especially one held by a leader as tenacious and principled as my friend Sen. Tammy Duckworth. Tammy is a veteran, a mother,…
TC · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 1:21 PM

For the 1st time in 7 years >>

We wouldn’t be here without grassroots engagement. For the first time in seven years, the Senate held a committee hearing on a bill that would grant D.C. statehood. In fact, John, this was only the second Senate hearing ever on D.C. statehood. That’s remarkable -- and it wouldn’t have been possi…
TC · [email protected]
June 22, 2021 at 2:47 PM

big day for D.C. statehood

need your help. I’m thrilled, John -- today for only the second time in history, the Senate is holding a full committee hearing on D.C. statehood. Please take a moment to sign our petition and share it on social media. Amplifying our message plays a huge role in garnering the public support nece…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
June 19, 2021 at 2:49 PM


John, Happy Juneteenth! Today, we remember the official ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, General Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, notifying Texans of the Emancipation Proclamation which freed any and all slaves on U.S. soil. We celebrate Ju…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
June 16, 2021 at 8:04 PM

live proud

We need to pass the Equality Act. Happy Pride Month, John! This month, we celebrate the many contributions of the LGBTQ+ Americans in Delaware and across the country. I’m proud to have a president who celebrates our country’s diverse and vibrant LGBTQ+ community and is committed to securing equa…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 7:13 PM

Chris Van Hollen and D.C. statehood >>

We can’t afford to lose Chris Van Hollen’s leadership in the Senate. I’ve kept you updated on my efforts in Congress to pass D.C. statehood, and John -- my friend and colleague Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen has been a major ally for pushing this important measure forward. This isn’t a partisan …
TC · [email protected]
May 31, 2021 at 9:06 PM

Memorial Day

  John, Memorial Day is an important time to reflect on the countless sacrifices made by service members and their families in the name of this nation. The security, success and freedom that we enjoy as Americans only exists because of these heroes. It is because of the profound sacrifices of ou…
TC · [email protected]
May 25, 2021 at 3:33 PM

we’ve never been closer to D.C. statehood

Louis DeJoy is moving ahead with dangerous changes   Dover Post: “Carper’s DC statehood bill earns record number of supporters” Show your support for D.C. statehood >> John: The bill that would make Washington, D.C. our country’s 51st state now has a record-breaking 45 co-sponsors in the …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 9:34 PM

Do you support saving the USPS?

Louis DeJoy is moving ahead with dangerous changes   Hundreds of thousands of pieces of mail -- from paychecks to prescriptions -- haven’t arrived on time. In fact, some Americans have taken hits to their credit scores due to late fees incurred on bills that have been delayed in the …
TC · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 10:36 PM

Do you know what week it is?

It’s time to talk infrastructure.   John -- it’s Infrastructure Week! Unlike the previous White House Administration, President Biden and his Administration are actually delivering bold solutions to fix our country’s aging infrastructure, make it more climate-resilient, and create millions of go…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
May 9, 2021 at 3:51 PM

Mother’s Day

  John, Today is Mother’s Day, the only day of the year completely dedicated to celebrating the women who love us unconditionally, teach us to follow the golden rule and inspire us to be the best versions of ourselves. Moms have a tough job and a global pandemic hasn't made it any easier. It's …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 7:20 PM

Biden’s groundbreaking climate rule:

The Biden Administration is taking real and meaningful climate action.   NBC News: “Biden administration’s first climate pollution rule takes aim at refrigerants” John: Earlier this week, the Biden Administration announced its first major climate rule. The groundbreaking new rule, created by bi…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
May 3, 2021 at 6:26 PM

“Biden’s immigration whisperer”

I’m working with President Biden to fix our broken immigration system.   John: Together, we reached our end-of-month fundraising goal. Your support makes a difference in our fight to defend our Senate Majority and our work with the Biden Administration to tackle the biggest challenges facing ou…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 3:36 PM

Sign my thank you note to Joe & Kamala

  John, Today marks President Biden and Vice President Harris' 100th day in office! As I look back over the past few months, I am reminded of all that they've done to help our nation start to build back better. I couldn't be more grateful for the leadership we have now. We passed the American R…
TC · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 8:59 PM

What the Census means for D.C. statehood:

We have an even stronger case to do this >>   The Washington Post: “D.C.’s explosive growth continued over the past decade, census data shows” Show your support for D.C. statehood >> John: The U.S. Census Bureau released new population data for the past decade, and Washington, D.C.’…
TC · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 4:11 PM

UPDATE: D.C. statehood passes the House!

We’re one step closer to making this a reality >> The Washington Post: “House Democrats pass D.C. statehood — launching bill into uncharted territory” John -- yesterday, the House passed my D.C. statehood bill! This is only the second time in U.S. history that any chamber of Congress has p…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Today is one of my favorite days!

This Earth Day, will you sign on your support for taking bold climate action?   Today is Earth Day, which is a special day for me.  In 1970, I participated in our country’s very first Earth Day while serving as a young naval flight officer in California. I joined tens of thousands of people in …
TC · [email protected]
April 15, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Stop Asian Hate

  Throughout the past year there has been a rise in attacks against Asian Americans. Just last month, six Asian women were killed in Atlanta, Georgia in a senseless act of violence that may have been racially motivated.  Let me be very clear: Hate is not welcome here. Our country is strong beca…
TC · [email protected]
April 14, 2021 at 5:15 PM

D.C. Statehood vote next week

more than a license plate slogan   I have an important update: Markup for my bill to make Washington, D.C. our country’s 51st state is happening today and the House is scheduled to bring it up for a vote next week. We need to gather 10,000 grassroots signatures in support of D.C. statehood befo…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 5:53 PM

Mail delays

re: the USPS   “New USPS plan will include longer mail delivery times, cuts to post office hours” - WDEL News Recently, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy -- a political ally and mega-donor to former President Trump -- released his 10-year plan for the Postal Service, and I have to tell you, it’s d…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
April 8, 2021 at 10:38 PM

RE: Infrastructure

This is a big deal >>   This is a big deal: Last week, President Biden announced his American Jobs Plan, which would make historic investments to improve our country’s infrastructure, build back our economy, and combat the climate crisis. The Biden Administration is focused on creating a …
TC · [email protected]
March 30, 2021 at 8:06 PM

“Science is back”

Leadership makes all the difference.   “New EPA administrator: ‘Science is back’” - The Washington Post Great news: Earlier this month, Michael Regan was sworn in as the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, making him the first Black man to ever head the agency. Already, the EPA h…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
March 25, 2021 at 8:37 PM

A tragic routine

We can and we must do better.   Earlier this month, a gunman took the lives of eight people in Atlanta, Georgia. Less than a week later, another gunman took the lives of 10 people in Boulder, Colorado. There is no doubt that there is a gun violence epidemic in our country because these types of…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
March 23, 2021 at 2:42 PM

Do you know what today is?

How to celebrate this major milestone >> This is a big milestone -- today is the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act! There’s no better way to celebrate than by signing up for a plan or sending a friend information on signing up before the special open enrollment period ends on May …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
March 22, 2021 at 2:48 PM

Biden supports D.C. statehood. Do you?

show your support for our efforts in Congress >>   Quickly -- I have a couple of important updates re: D.C. statehood: The House Oversight Committee hearing considering my bill to grant D.C. statehood was postponed, and now, it’s happening TODAY. President Biden came out in support of D…
TC · [email protected]
March 11, 2021 at 5:52 PM

FWD: D.C. Statehood

Happening TODAY >> I want to quickly follow up on this -- the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on my bill to make D.C. our country’s 51st state is TODAY. This is a critical turning point on the road to give Washingtonians full voting representation in our government and honor our countr…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
March 10, 2021 at 9:47 PM

A major win for the American people >>

COVID-19 relief is on the way.   I have great news: The House just passed the next COVID-19 relief package. Now, the American Rescue Plan is on its way to President Joe Biden’s desk, and we can start delivering this urgently needed aid to Americans and communities across the country. This is Pr…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 8:05 PM

McConnell needs *one seat* >>

We need to start early.   It will all come down to this in 2022: Republicans only need ONE SEAT to retake the Senate Majority. And historically, the opposition party fares better in the midterms than the party that holds the White House. This time around, that means the GOP is in a strong positi…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
February 18, 2021 at 12:04 AM


What do you want to see President Biden get done in office?   OFFICIAL BIDEN PRIORITIES SURVEY:  What do you want to see President Biden get done in office?  Click here to take the survey >> After four extremely difficult years, it’s time to close the chapter of former President Trump’s pr…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
February 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM

President's Day

  John, Today is President’s Day — a day to honor the leaders who have led and served our nation throughout the years. Also known as George Washington’s birthday, this day is dedicated to celebrating all of our Commander-in-Chiefs.   This year, I am thrilled to include my longtime colleague and …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
February 12, 2021 at 4:24 PM

*NEW* health care open enrollment period!

Help spread the word >>   CNN: “Biden signs executive order to reopen Affordable Care Act enrollment” Open enrollment for health care begins in just a few days, lasting from February 15th through May 15th. If you haven’t already, please visit or today to e…
TC · [email protected]
February 8, 2021 at 9:32 PM

following up [DC statehood]

about D.C. statehood   February is Black History Month, a time to remember and reflect on the contributions and sacrifices made by Black Americans that have shaped our country and strengthened our fight to build a more perfect union. But we can’t stop there. We must honor those Black Americans a…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
February 5, 2021 at 1:45 AM

I’m excited to assume this new role >>

and tackle one of the greatest issues facing our country head on   Delaware News Journal: “As incoming environmental chair, Sen. Tom Carper lays out his agenda” READ THE ARTICLE >> Because of Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff’s victories in their runoff elections in Georgia, Democrats ha…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
February 3, 2021 at 11:41 PM

re: The next head of the EPA

As the Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee, I’m ready to get to work addressing climate change.   John, Mike Regan, President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, appeared before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for his nomination hearing. …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
January 30, 2021 at 10:18 PM

The race for the Senate has already begun

Master TemplateWe're in for a tough fight in 2022, and we're counting on your grassroots support every step of the way.     John: Congratulations are in order for my friend and colleague, Michigan Sen. Gary Peters -- the new Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
January 27, 2021 at 7:53 PM

The 51st state

Master TemplateThis is an issue of fairness.     John, I’m proud to reintroduce legislation -- which I’ve been fighting for since 2013 -- that would make Washington, D.C. our country’s 51st state. Do you think D.C. should be the 51st state of the United States? YES >>      …
Team Carper · [email protected]
January 23, 2021 at 6:47 PM

Tom's favorite day of the year

Master TemplatePhotos of young Tom inside! >>     John -- today is Tom’s birthday! SIGN TOM’S BIRTHDAY CARD >> If you know Tom, you know he loves birthdays. Nearly every day, he calls at least one friend or constituent to wish them a happy birthday and make them la…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
January 19, 2021 at 9:28 PM

How to watch the inauguration:

Master TemplateThis is a moment for celebration and healing.     John —  tomorrow, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the next President and Vice President of the United States! This is an important moment for our country — one for celebration and for healing. This…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
January 4, 2021 at 9:38 PM

Humbly asking for your help in Georgia

Master Template     The Washington Post: “Trump pressures Georgia secretary of state to recalculate the vote in his favor” “All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes” “Fellas, I need 11,000 votes. Give me a break.” “There’s nothing wrong with saying, you know…
Tom Carper · [email protected]
December 31, 2020 at 3:46 PM

I want to personally thank you

Master Templatefor all you did this year     John, I want to start by thanking you for everything you did this year to put our country on a path toward rebuilding. Whether you donated your time, energy, or financial support, you made a real and meaningful difference. It’s been …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
December 29, 2020 at 10:08 PM

Big Georgia Update:

Master TemplateEvery. Vote. Matters.     John: More than 2.1 MILLION Georgians have already voted in the runoff elections. This is a great sign for voter turnout and enthusiasm just one week from Election Day in Georgia. Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock need our help ahead …
Tom Carper · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 6:37 PM


Master TemplateFrom my family to yours     In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama spoke of hope, using these words: "Hope is the thing inside us that insists, despite all evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits for us if we have the courage to reach for it, work for it an…