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Jan. 18, 2018 Sen. Coons on Graham-Durbin immigration deal: "I think if that gets to the floor, it gets 60 votes. The question is whether the President can hear yes" Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State and the Hon. Mark Green, Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development - Murphy, SFRC Democrats Request Information on Sexual Harassment & Abuse at State Department, USAID Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Jan. 17, 2018 Sen. Coons discusses potential shutdown on Morning Joe: "Once again…the President is sort of jerking the wheel of the bus of our nation left and right, left and right" Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Jan. 8, 2018 Carper Statement on the Resubmission of Kathleen Hartnett White's Nomination Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Jan. 5, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce - Carper, Colleagues to Trump Administration: Reject Census Citizenship Question Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Dec. 29, 2017 Delaware is at Refusal Speed Sen. Thomas Carper Unknown
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - End Efforts to Undermine Special Counsel Robert S.Mueller III Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
Dec. 21, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - Congresswoman Susan Davis Joins in Expressing Support for Robert Mueller's Investigation of Trump Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Eric Hargan, Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services and Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - 88 Members of Congress Request Clarification from HHS and CDC on Reported Agency Censorship Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
Dec. 20, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Retract Order Banning Words at CDC Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Unknown
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Arthur A. Elkins, Jr., Inspector General, EPA - Expand Investigation into EPA Administrator's Travel Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Dec. 18, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thad Cochran, and the Hon. Patrick Leahy - Strip Environmental Riders from End-of-Year Spending Package Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to Ms. Kathleen Hartnett White, Texas Public Policy Foundation - CEQ Nominee to Submit New and Original Answers Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Dec. 12, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Trey Gowdy, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Hon. Elijah Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Members of the Democratic Women's Working Group Request Congressional Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against President Trump Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
Dec. 7, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Statement of Sen. Tom Carper, Hearing on the Nomination of Susan Bodine, EPA Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Dec. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Rex W. Tillerson, Secretary of State - Reverse Course and Support, not Marginalize, State Department Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 29, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Tom Carper, Business Meeting to Consider CEQ and EPA Nominees Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - After Dana Boente's Forced Resignation, Sen. Coons Requests Judiciary Hearing on Presidential Interference With Doj, Demands Answers From Ag Sessions, Rosenstein Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2017 Sen. Coons, Rachel Maddow Discuss Dana Boente's Forced Resignation Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 22, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General and the Hon. Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General - After Dana Boente's Forced Resignation, Sen. Coons Requests Judiciary Hearing on Presidential Interference With Doj, Demands Answers From Ag Sessions, Rosenstein Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2017 SUMMARY: FY2018 Financial Services & General Government Appropriations Chairman's Mark Released Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2017 Congress Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Misuse and Abuse of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2017 Letter to Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Judiciary Democrats Denounce Grassley Blue Slip Decision Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 16, 2017 Carper Statement on Senator Franken Sen. Thomas Carper Unknown
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to Robert E. Murray, CEO, Murray Energy Corporation - Coal Baron's Marching Orders for EPA Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Gene L. Dodaro, GAO - Examine Pruitt's Science Advisory Board Double Standard Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on the Nominations of Kathleen Hartnett White to be a Member of the Council on Environmental Quality and Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Nov. 8, 2017 Letter to the Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Job Corps Capacity Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
Oct. 31, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - HSGAC Hearing Statement: 2017 Hurricane Season: Oversight of the Federal Response Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 EPW Business Meeting Statement: Consideration of EPA, FHWA and NRC Nominees Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 25, 2017 The New York Times - Why Jeff Flake's Fall Should Scare Democrats Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Oct. 24, 2017 Letter to Michael Dourson, Adviser to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Unconfirmed Nominee Running the Environmental Protection Agency Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Voter Data and Transparency About How Sensitive Data Will be Used Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2017 Letter to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity - Voter Data and Transparency About How Sensitive Data Will be Used Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 18, 2017 Carper Statement on Nominations for OPM, GSA Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General - Answer Questions on Conversations with Trump Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Oct. 10, 2017 Investigation Shows Trump Transition Ignored Ethics Officials and Refused to Cooperate with GAO Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable David J. Shulkin, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Rescind Proposal to Allow VA Employees to Receive Financial Benefits from For-Profit Colleges Sen. Thomas Carper Unknown
Oct. 4, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on the Nominations of Michael Dourson, Matthew Leopold, David Ross, and William Wehrum to be Assistant Administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Jeffery Baran to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Oct. 3, 2017 Sen. Coons Urges Supreme Court to End Partisan Gerrymandering Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2017 Sens. Coons, Booker, Durbin introduce resolution reaffirming U.S.-Liberia relationship & calling for free, fair elections in October Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Sept. 28, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Public Deserves Answers on Taxpayer-funded Private Jet Travel Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 27, 2017 Sen. Coons: GOP Following Failed ACA Repeal Playbook for Tax Reform Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2017 Letter to Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Reinstate Funding For Program to Connect Ohioans with Healthcare Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 22, 2017 Letter to Seema Verma, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Reinstate Funding For Program to Connect Ohioans with Healthcare Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2017 Carper Statement on Long-Overdue Release of Administrator Pruitt's Schedule Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 19, 2017 Sen. Coons' Statement on Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Special Counsel Integrity Act Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Historic Workforce Reduction at EPA Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 14, 2017 In Meetings with EPA Nominees, Carper Raises Concerns about the Influence of Industry, Agency's Continued Failure to Respond to Congressional Oversight Requests Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 8, 2017 Following Request from Senators Carper and Whitehouse, GAO Will Examine EPA's Hiring Practices and Ethics Requirements for Political Appointees Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2017 Sen. Coons on Trump Jr.: "I very much look forward to a public hearing in front of the full Judiciary Committee where the questions that many members have could get answered" Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Sept. 7, 2017 Sen. Coons on Trump Jr testimony: "Anyone who testifies in front of a Senate committee is under the restrictions of a statute that says if they attempt to mislead Congress, there are legal consequences" Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Sept. 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Economic Data in Clean Water Rule Rewrite Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Sept. 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Arkema Chemical Plant's Safety Plan and Proposed EPA Chemical Safety Budget Cuts Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 31, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Vanessa Allen Sutherland, U.S. Chemical Safety Board - Investigate Arkema Explosions Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 24, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Subject EPA Grants to Political Review Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - Ethics Requirements for Political Appointees Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Sen. Coons discusses his bipartisan bill to protect Special Counsel Mueller Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Aug. 8, 2017 Carper Statement on Federal Report Highlighting Significant Impacts of Climate Change Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2017 Sen. Coons: "It is in everyone's best interest…that Bob Mueller be allowed to continue this investigation to its logical conclusion." Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2017 Sen. Coons: "It is in everyone's best interest…that Bob Mueller be allowed to continue this investigation to its logical conclusion." Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2017 Senate Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Misuse and Abuse of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Tillis & Coons Introduce The Special Counsel Integrity Act Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
Aug. 3, 2017 Senate Approves Bipartisan Legislation to Crack Down on Misuse and Abuse of Government Purchase and Travel Cards Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 2, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on FBI Headquarters Consolidation Project - What Happened and What's Next Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Hearing of the Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
Aug. 1, 2017 Statement on Scott Garrett Meeting with 9 Senate Democrats on his Nomination to Serve as Chair of Export-Import Bank Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Tillis, Senators Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 27, 2017 Letter to Robin C. Ashton, Counsel of the Office of Professional Responsibility - Attorney General Session's Recusal Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
July 26, 2017 Grassley, Senators Introduce Resolution Recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 25, 2017 Letter to Don McGahn, White House Counsel - Requesting Information on Potential Ethics Violation by Top White House Ethics Official Stefan Passantino Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 24, 2017 Carper Statement on Administrator Pruitt's Travel to Oklahoma Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 20, 2017 Following Request from Senators Carper and Whitehouse, GAO Will Examine EPA's Process for Selecting Advisory Board Members Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 17, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and Mr. Douglas W. Lamont, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works - 90 Day extension to Rescinding the Clean Water Rule Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. James Mattis, Secretary of Defense - Transfer of Excess Firefighting Vehicles Under the Firefighter Property Program Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Attorney General and Thomas Wheeler, Assistant Acting Attorney General - Democrats Ask Justice Department Whether the Administration Has the Legal Authority to Request Sensitive Voter Information Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
July 11, 2017 Blunt Rochester Introduces Common Sense Proposal Urging Transparency in Appropriation Process Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Thomas Carper Springfield, IL
July 6, 2017 Letter to Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development - Restore Resources That Protect LGBTQ From Housing Discrimination Sen. Christopher Coons Springfield, IL
July 6, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States - EPA Federal Advisory Committees Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Time - The Threat to American Elections You Don't Know About But Should Sen. Christopher Coons Unknown
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Stand Up For Students And Families, Reverse Delay Of Protections For Defrauded Students Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
June 22, 2017 Judiciary Democrats: Allow ABA to Review Potential Judges Before Hearings Sen. Christopher Coons Washington, DC
June 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Email Account Used While Serving as Oklahoma Attorney General Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 13, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on the Nominations of Kristine Svinicki (Reappointment), Annie Caputo and David Wright to be Members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Nomination of Susan Bodine to be Assistant Administrator of the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 13, 2017 Letter to Various Inspector Generals - Compliance with Preserving Federal Records Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 Senate Passes Bipartisan Wildlife Conservation Legislation Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 9, 2017 Office of Special Counsel Concludes Review, Determines White House Aide Violated the Hatch Act Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 In Meeting with EPA Enforcement Nominee, Carper Raises Concerns about Agency's Continued Failure to Respond to Congressional Requests Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 7, 2017 In Meeting with EPA Enforcement Nominee, Carper Raises Concerns about Agency's Continued Failure to Respond to Congressional Requests Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 6, 2017 Letter to Tim Horne, Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration - Substantive Answers from GSA on Conflicts of Interest in Trump Hotel Lease Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 6, 2017 Hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on A Historic View of the Clean Air Act: Providing the Way for Cleaner Air, Innovation, and Economic Opportunities Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 2, 2017 Carper Reiterates Calls for Trump Administration to Respond to Requests for Information Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
June 1, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Don McGahn, Counsel to the President - Suspend Jared Kushner's Security Clearance Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
May 25, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Review Process of Every Student Succeeds Act Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
May 24, 2017 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Compliance with Ethics Rules Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester Washington, DC
May 23, 2017 Hearing of the Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Opening Statement of Sen. Carper, Hearing on Making Implementation of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone Attainable: Legislative Hearing on S.263 and S.452 Sen. Thomas Carper Washington, DC
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