26 Facts About Chris Carney


Christopher P Carney was born on March 2,1959 and is an American politician who was the US representative for from 2007 to 2011.


Chris Carney grew up in Coggon, Iowa, and earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, received his masters from the University of Wyoming, and completed his Ph.


Chris Carney has been an associate professor of political science at Penn State Worthington Scranton since 1992.


From 2002 to 2004, Chris Carney served as a counterterrorism analyst for the Bush administration, under Douglas Feith in the Office of Special Plans and at the Defense Intelligence Agency, researching links between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.


Chris Carney was selected by President Obama to serve as one of nine Commissioners to the blue ribbon, bipartisan Commission.


In 2019, Chris Carney joined Nossaman LLP's Washington, DC office, where he serves as a Senior Policy Advisor.


Chris Carney was direct commissioned as an Ensign in 1995.

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Chris Carney served as Senior Terrorism and Intelligence Advisor at the Pentagon.


Chris Carney is the recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Joint Service Achievement Medals, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.


Chris Carney's awards include the Naval Rifle Marksman ribbon and the Naval Pistol Expert Medal.


In September 2007, Congressman Chris Carney went on active duty with the Navy for his two weeks of service as a Lt.


In July 2008, Chris Carney was promoted from Lieutenant Commander to Commander in the Naval Reserve.


Chris Carney was one of just two members of the House to serve in the military reserves.


Carol Rosenberg, writing in the Miami Herald, wrote that although Chris Carney had traveled with fellow Congressional Representatives on fact-finding trips to Guantanamo, he had never informed them that he himself had served there.


In January 2007, Chris Carney was named Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Management, Investigations, and Oversight, a surprising achievement for a freshman Congressman.


Chris Carney supports federal investment in stem cell research, and is an advocate of universal healthcare.


Chris Carney made change of direction in Iraq policy a cornerstone of his 2006 campaign, often decrying the Bush Administration's war policies.


Chris Carney stated that since the US was already at war in Iraq, the top priority should be winning the war.


Chris Carney voted against the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 and voted for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.


Congressman Chris Carney voted for the Affordable Health Care for America Act as well as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.


When Chris Carney entered the race for the 10th, he was initially considered an underdog against Republican incumbent Don Sherwood.


On paper, Chris Carney was one of the few incumbent Democrats to be rated vulnerable in this election cycle, because he was a freshman running in a strongly Republican district.


Chris Carney opposed Bush's plan for privatization, while Hackett supported it.


Chris Carney was a superdelegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention.


Chris Carney was challenged by Republican nominee and former US Attorney Tom Marino.

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Indeed, Chris Carney is the only Democrat to cross the 40 percent mark since Scranton was drawn out of the district after the 2000 census.