David Price

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David Price
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U.S. House, North Carolina, District 4
Incumbent
In office
1987-1995, January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position (current service)17
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorFred Heineman (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$4.19 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,751,703
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Yale University
Ph.D.Yale University
OtherMars Hill College (did not complete degree)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 17, 1940
Place of birthErwin, Tennessee
ProfessionCollege Professor
Net worth$3,030,039.50
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David Price (b. February 10, 1943, in Erwin, Tennessee) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 4th Congressional District.

Price was first elected to the House in 1986 for North Carolina's 4th Congressional District and won re-election on November 6, 2012.[1] He is currently serving his thirteenth term, as he was unsuccessful in his 1994 bid, but won re-election in every subsequent term.[2]

Price is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 6, 2014.[3]

Prior to his election in the House, Price served as legislative aide to Sen. Edward Lewis Bartlett of Alaska.[4]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Price is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Price was born in Erwin, Tennessee. He attended Mars Hill College from 1957 to 1959, earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1961 and a B.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1964 and 1969, respectively.[4]

Career

Price served as legislative aide to Sen. Edward Lewis Bartlett of Alaska from 1963 to 1967, as a professor at Duke University from 1973 to 1986 and 1995 to 1996, as staff director in the Commission on Presidential Nomination in the Democratic National Committee from 1981 to 1982 and as chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party from 1983 to 1984. He served as the representative from North Carolina's 4th Congressional District from 1987 to 1995, but was not re-elected in 1994. He was elected once more to the seat in 1996.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Price serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Price served on the following committees:[6]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies[7]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Price's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Price voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "No" Price voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[11]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "No" Price voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[12]

Economy

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "No" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[13] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[14] Price voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[15]

Voted "Yes" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[16] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Price voted for HR 2775.[17]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Voted "No" Price voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[18]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "No" Price voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[19] The vote largely followed party lines.[20]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "No" Price voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[21]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Price voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[22]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Price voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[23]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

David Price's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of all Congressional members based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Price is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Price received a score of 64 percent on personal issues and 12 percent on economic issues.[24]

On The Issues organization logo.
On The Issues Vote Quiz
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated in 2014.[24]

Campaign themes

2012

Price's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[25]

  • Economy & Jobs
Excerpt: "Helped enact legislation that has created or sustained thousands of jobs in the Fourth District."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Supported successful student aid reform, which reduced student loan interest rates by cutting wasteful subsidies to banks and lending directly to students."
  • Energy & The Environment
Excerpt: "Supports a comprehensive energy policy that reduces our dependence on foreign oil and moves us to a clean energy economy."
  • Healthcare Reform
Excerpt: "Helped President Obama pass the landmark Affordable Care Act creating new health insurance consumer protections for every American."
  • Homeland Security
Excerpt: "Serves as Ranking Member on the Homeland Security funding committee in the House, where he works to ensure that America is prepared for all threats and our first responders have the support they need."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Price is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on May 6, 2014.[3] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: North Carolina's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Price won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 4th District. Price won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after running unopposed in the primary. He then defeated Tim D'Annunzio (R) in the general election.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as 1 of the 10 states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[26] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[26]

Following the 2011 redistricting, current 13th District representative Brad Miller chose to retire rather than face Price, whose territory overlapped Miller's in the newly redrawn 4th District.[27]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid E. Price Incumbent 74.5% 259,534
     Republican Tim D'Annunzio 25.5% 88,951
Total Votes 348,485
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Burr is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Burr raised a total of $6,751,703 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[36]

David Price's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $1,141,279
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $994,557
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $1,152,754
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $931,155
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $954,160
2002 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $764,489
2000 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 4) Won $813,309
Grand Total Raised $6,751,703

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Price’s reports.[37]

David Price (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$65,647.12$42,360.49$(57,778.38)$50,229.23
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$50,229.23$102,852.97$(49,097.26)$103,984.94
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2013$103,984.94$60,522.25$(60,318.91)$104,188.28
Year-End Quarterly[41]December 31, 2013$104,188$122,877$(64,008)$147,807
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2014$147,807.36$76,997.00$(57,352.23)$167,452.13
Pre-Primary[43]April 24, 2014$167,452.13$35,235.00$(13,037.61)$189,649.52
Running totals
$440,844.71$(301,592.39)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Price's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Price won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Price's campaign committee raised a total of $1,141,280 and spent $1,085,727.[44]

Cost per vote

Price spent $4.19 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Price's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Price was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a twelfth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $994,557 and spent $1,335,750.[45]
U.S. House, North Carolina District 4, 2010 - David Price Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $994,557
Total Spent $1,335,750
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $472,914
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $474,716
Top contributors to David Price's campaign committee
Duke University$32,125
University of North Carolina$23,220
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Communications Workers of America$10,000
Deloitte LLP$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Education$65,795
Lawyers/Law Firms$62,725
Retired$62,350
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$47,150
Public Sector Unions$42,000

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have personally benefited from their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics pioneered by the Government Accountability Institute:

PGI: Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Price's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $1,599,079 and $4,461,000. That averages to $3,030,039.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Price ranked as the 105th most wealthy representative in 2012.[46] Between 2004 and 2012, Price's calculated net worth[47] increased by an average of 3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[48]

David Price Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$2,419,347
2012$3,030,039
Growth from 2004 to 2012:25%
Average annual growth:3%[49]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[50]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Price is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of June 25, 2013.[51]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[52]

Price most often votes with:

Price least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Price missed 217 of 14,972 roll call votes from Jan 1987 to Apr 2013, which is 1.4% of votes during that period. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[53]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Price paid his congressional staff a total of $1,040,122 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranked 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[54]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Price is one of nearly 25% of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Price's staff was given an apparent $35,500.00 in bonus money.[55]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Price tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 32nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[56]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Price ranked 112th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[57]

Voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Price has voted with the Democratic Party 96.2% of the time, which ranked 5th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[58]

Personal

Price and his wife, Lisa, were married in 1968 and settled in Chapel Hill in 1973. The Prices have two children and two grandchildren. Karen is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, and Michael teaches evolutionary psychology at Brunel University in London. He is married to the former Jade Gibson of Fredericksburg, Virginia. They are the parents of Charles Albert, born in 2006, and Margaret Elizabeth, born in 2009.[59]

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External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  2. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "PRICE, David Eugene, (1940 - )," accessed July 10, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "2014 primary results," accessed May 6, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "PRICE, David Eugene, (1940 - )"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  6. Congressman David E. Price, Serving the 4th District of North Carolina, "Biography"
  7. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Chairman Hal Rogers, "Transportation Subcommittee Members"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  11. Project Vote Smart, "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  12. Project Vote Smart, "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  13. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  14. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  15. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  16. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  17. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  19. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013
  20. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  21. Project Vote Smart, "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  22. Project Vote Smart, "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013
  23. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  24. 24.0 24.1 On The Issues, "David Price Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014
  25. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
  26. 26.0 26.1 Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" accessed April 25, 2012
  27. Huffington Post, "Brad Miller, North Carolina Congressman, Will Not Seek Re-Election," January 26, 2012
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  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
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  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
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  38. Federal Election Commission, "David Price April Quarterly," accessed August 1st, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission, "David Price July Quarterly," accessed July 30, 2013
  40. Federal Election Commission, "David Price October Quarterly," accessed October 22, 2013
  41. Federal Election Commission, "David Price Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 13, 2014
  42. Federal Election Commission, "David Price April Quarterly," accessed May 16, 2014
  43. Federal Election Commission, "David Price Pre-Primary," accessed May 16, 2014
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  45. Open Secrets, "David Price 2010 Election Data," accessed December 29, 2011
  46. OpenSecrets.org,"David Price (D-NC), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
  47. This figure represents the average annual percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below) to 2012, divided by the number of years calculated.
  48. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  49. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  50. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
  51. GovTrack, "Price" accessed June 25, 2013
  52. OpenCongress, "David Price," accessed August 7, 2013
  53. GovTrack, "David Price" accessed April 2013
  54. LegiStorm, "David Price," accessed September 25, 2012
  55. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  56. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  57. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  58. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  59. Congressman David E. Price, Serving the 4th District of North Carolina, "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Heineman
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 4
1997–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bill Cobey
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 4
1987-1995
Succeeded by
Fred Heineman