Friday, January 20, 2006

United States Senator to Speak to WWM Attendees

Thanks to the great efforts of our hosts at WWM, we will have a VIP speaker at our Friday evening cocktail reception. U.S. Senator Tom Carper (Del.-D) will attend our reception, and will be prepared to make brief remarks about Cyberspace-related issues pending before the U.S. Senate. Tom Carper served five terms as Delaware's sole representative in Congress, and later served two terms as governor of the State of Delaware, during which he served also as chairman of the National Governors' Association. Senator Carper currently serves on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Environment & Public Works Committee and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as the Special Committee on Aging. He is currently the ranking Democrat on both the Clean Air Subcommittee and Federal Financial Management Subcommittee. In 2004, Senator Carper was named Deputy Whip - the first time since 1881 that a U.S. senator from Delaware has served in a leadership position. Most recently, Senator Carper was named vice-chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, a leading centrist organization formed in the 1980s to promote "New Democrat" messages of national security, economic growth and personal responsibility.

WWM attendees are all strongly urged to join us for the 5 PM Friday reception at the Potter Anderson offices and welcome the Senator to our meeting.

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