U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware

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  • Sen. Coons joins President Obama on trip to Kenya

    Sen. Coons joins President Obama on trip to Kenya

    Senator Coons accompanied President Obama and other members of Congress on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from July 23 to July 29.  In Kenya, Senator Coons participated in bilateral meetings with the Kenyan government and the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.  In Ethiopia, Senator Coons participated in bilateral meetings with the Ethiopian government and meetings with the leadership of the African Union.

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  • Sen. Coons joins Rep. Carney at first

    Sen. Coons joins Rep. Carney at first "Veterans Office Hours" event

    Sen. Coons joins Rep. Carney at first "Veterans Office Hours" event, bringing together members of veterans service organizations to answer veterans' questions about healthcare, finances, and other topics.

  • Sen. Coons addresses Mandela young leaders conference at University of Delaware

    Sen. Coons addresses Mandela young leaders conference at University of Delaware

    Sen. Coons was the keynote speaker for three international student/youth leadership groups at UD this summer – the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders, and Study of U.S. Institutes on Women’s Leadership. The event focused on the roles civic leadership and governments play in addressing the challenges of conflict resolution, refugees/displaced peoples, and a political system change.

  • Sen. Coons visits FAME students

    Sen. Coons visits FAME students

    Sen. Coons speaks to 7-10 grade students enrolled in FAME camp about the importance of studying science and math.

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    Science
  • Sen. Coons attends unveiling of Amtrak Veterans Locomotive

    Sen. Coons attends unveiling of Amtrak Veterans Locomotive

    Details: This event is to highlight the new ACS 64 Veterans Locomotive 642, honor veterans (specifically Amtrak veterans who worked on it locally) and recognize the Delaware delegation for their support of Amtrak and our work in the area. 

  • Sen. Coons welcomes SBA Director Maria Contreas-Sweet to Wilmington

    Sen. Coons welcomes SBA Director Maria Contreas-Sweet to Wilmington

    SBA Director Maria Contreas-Sweet joined with Sen. Coons and Sen. Carper for a walking tour of several downtown Wilmington women-owned businesses. Some of the stops included clothiers, Fulcrum Pharmacy, and Brew Ha! Ha! 

  • Budget Conference Committee - 11/13

    Budget Conference Committee - 11/13

    Senator Coons in budget conference committee

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    Budget
  • Budget conference committee

    Budget conference committee

    Senator Coons participates in budget conference negotiations

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    Budget
  • Ducks Unlimited Dinner

    Ducks Unlimited Dinner

    Senator Coons joined members of Delaware’s Ducks Unlimited Chapter to welcome visiting DU National CEO Dale Hall, Board President George Dunklin, and DU of Mexico Board President John Tomke to Delaware at a barbeque dinner on September 4, 2013 in Dover.

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    Ducks Unlimited
    Environment
    Conservation
    Wildlife
  • Bulletproof Vest Partnership press conference

    Bulletproof Vest Partnership press conference

    Senator Coons teamed up with the two officers shot at the New Castle County Courthouse in February to urge Congress to reauthorize the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership. The press conference was held on May 31, 2013 on the steps of the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington.

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    Bulletproof Vest Partnership
  • Visit to St. Michael's School

    Visit to St. Michael's School

    Senator Coons visited St. Michael's School in Wilmington with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Governor Markell, Senator Carper, and Congressman Carney.

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    Education
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration Hearing

    Senate Judiciary Committee Immigration Hearing

    U.S. Senator Chris Coons chaired a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Building an Immigration System Worthy of American Values” on March 20, 2013. The hearing received testimony from a number of witnesses in the immigration field, including: Pamela Stampp, Esq., attorney, Castro Law Firm, Wilmington, DE.

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  • Tour of University of Delaware’s Institute for Energy Conversion

    Tour of University of Delaware’s Institute for Energy Conversion

    Senator Coons tours University of Delaware's Institute for Energy Conversion to learn about the past, present and future of solar energy.

  • Opportunity: Africa 2013 conference

    Opportunity: Africa 2013 conference

    Senator Coons hosted is second annual Opportunity: Africa conference on February 11, 2013 at Delaware State University in Dover

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