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Tom Price
Tom Price.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorJohnny Isakson (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$9.38 in 2012
First elected2004
Next primaryMay 20, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$10,482,458
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolDearborn High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan
M.D.University of Michigan, Emory University
Personal
BirthdayOctober 8, 1954
Place of birthLansing, Michigan
ProfessionPhysician
Net worth$8,266,243.50
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas E. Price (b. October 8, 1954, in Lansing, Michigan) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Price was elected by voters from Georgia's 6th Congressional District. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2004.

Price ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 6th District. He won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Price announced on May 10, 2013, that he would not run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.[2]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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

Biography

Price was born in Lansing, Michigan. He grew up in Dearborn, Michigan, and attended Adams Jr. High and Dearborn High School.

He graduated with an M.D. from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, and decided to settle in the suburb of Roswell, where he still lives.[3]

Career

  • For nearly twenty years, Price worked in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon.[3]
  • Price returned to Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor.[3]
  • Price also served as the Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, teaching resident doctors in training.[3]
  • 2005-Present: United States House of Representatives, Georgia's 6th Congressional District

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Price serves on the following committees:[4][5]

2011-2012

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[7] For more information pertaining to Price's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[8]

National security

American response in Syria
See also: United States involvement in Syria

Price said on September 2, 2013, regarding the situation in Syria, "President Obama imposed his self-determined 'red line' over a year ago warning Syria that action would follow the use of chemical weapons. He then ignored the use of those same weapons this past spring. Clearly, leading from behind has consequences. It has been my firm stance that a vote must be taken in Congress to authorize the use of military force, and President Obama has stated that he will now seek congressional approval for military action in Syria. This new-found interest in what Congress thinks about anything is enormously welcome, and Congress will thoughtfully and deliberately evaluate information presented by the administration. It will require, however, that the president coherently present his rationale and strategic goals that may be accomplished by his plan. While we condemn the horrific murder of innocent people within Syria, the United States must determine whether or not our national security interest is best served by military intervention."[9]

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Price voted in favor of 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 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" Price voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" Price voted in favor of 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.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" Price voted in support of 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]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[12] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Price voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Price voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[15]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[18] 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.[19] Price voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[20]

Voted "No" 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.[21] 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 against HR 2775.[22]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" Price voted in favor of 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. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Healthcare

Affordable Care Act repeal and replace

On June 5, 2013, Price announced that he would introduce legislation that would not just repeal Obamacare, but also replace the Act with a bill that would protect doctors against malpractice suits and enable lifetime insurance. If passed, this would be the 38th time the House will have voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act.[23]

Healthcare Reform Rules

Neutral/Abstain Price did not vote on 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 all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" Price voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" Price voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[10]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" Price voted against 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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[24]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tom Price endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [25]

Elections

2014

See also: United States Senate elections in Georgia, 2014 and Georgia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2014

Price announced on May 10, 2013, that he would not run for the open U.S. Senate seat in Georgia.[26]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Georgia's 6th Congressional District elections, 2012

Price ran for re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 6th District. He ran unopposed in the July 31, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Jeff Kazanow (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[27]

U.S. House, Georgia District 6 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Price Incumbent 64.5% 189,669
     Democratic Jeff Kazanow 35.5% 104,365
Total Votes 294,034
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Price is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Price raised a total of $10,482,458 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[32]

Tom Price's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 6) Won $2,341,155
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 6) Won $2,070,230
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 6) Won $1,603,701
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 6) Won $1,921,854
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 6) Won $2,545,518
Grand Total Raised $10,482,458

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.[33]


Tom Price (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[34]April 15, 2013$1,578,307.76$570,979.65$(77,017.83)$2,072,269.58
July Quarterly[35]July 15, 2013$2,072,269.58$352,345.15$(293,647.78)$2,130,966.95
October Quarterly[36]October 13, 2013$2,130,966.95$222,371.41$(119,873.57)$2,233,464.79
Year-end[37]January 31, 2014$2,233,464$229,731$(180,094)$2,283,101
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2014$2,283,101$219,524$(120,310)$2,382,315
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2014$2,301,875.00$236,052.00$(75,627.00)$2,462,589.00
October Quarterly[40]October 15, 2014$1,604,184$9,002$(34,879)$1,578,307
Running totals
$1,840,005.21$(901,449.18)

2012

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

Price won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Price's campaign committee raised a total of $2,341,155 and spent $1,779,245.[41] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[42]

Cost per vote

Price spent $9.38 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Price's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Price won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Price's campaign committee raised a total of $2,070,230 and spent $1,218,835.[43]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

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

2012

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Price is a "moderate Republican leader, as of June 13, 2013."[44]

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.[45]

Price most often votes with:

Price least often votes with:

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2012

Price ranked 59th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[46]

2011

Price ranked 1st in the conservative rankings.[47]

Voting with party

2013

Tom Price voted with the Republican Party 98.4% of the time, which ranked 13th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[48]

Lifetime missed votes

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

According to the website GovTrack, Price missed 112 of 6,440 roll call votes from January 2005 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.7%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[49]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Price paid his congressional staff a total of $1,008,142 in 2011. He ranks 40th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranks 154th overall of the highest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[50]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Price's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $5,616,252 and $10,916,235. That averages to $8,266,243.50, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Price ranked as the 48th most wealthy representative in 2012.[51]

Tom Price Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2012$8,266,243.50
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.

Personal

Price and his wife Betty reside in Roswell, and they have one son, Robert Price, who is in college.[3]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. Marietta Daily Journal, "Price won't run for Senate seat," accessed May 13, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Congressman Tom Price, "About Tom," accessed October 25, 2011
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  5. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee Assignments," accessed March 29, 2014
  6. 6.0 6.1 U.S. Representative Tom Price, "About Tom," accessed October 25, 2011
  7. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  9. 11 Alive.com, "Georgia lawmakers explain their positions on Syria," accessed September 5, 2013
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Project Vote Smart, "Tom Price Key Votes," accessed September 30, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
  14. 14.0 14.1 New York Times, "Senate passes long-stalled Farm Bill, With clear winners and losers," accessed February 12, 2014
  15. 15.0 15.1 CNN.com, "House passes compromise $1.1 trillion budget for 2014," accessed January 20, 2014
  16. 16.0 16.1 U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 21," accessed January 20, 2014
  17. Roll Call, "House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus," accessed January 20, 2014
  18. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  19. Buzzfeed, "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013
  20. Clerk of the U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013
  21. The Washington Post, "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013
  22. U.S. House, "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013
  23. U.S. News", "Congressman Tom Price to Unveil Another Comprehensive Healthcare Bill," accessed June 7, 2013
  24. U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013
  25. Team Gingrich, "Newt 2012 Press Release on Georgia Endorsements," accessed August 26, 2011
  26. Marietta Daily Journal, "Price won't run for Senate seat," accessed May 13, 2013
  27. Georgia Secretary of State, "General election candidates," accessed 2012
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. Open Secrets, "Tom Price," accessed April 5, 2013
  33. Federal Election Commission, "Tom Price 2014 Summary reports," accessed July 23, 2013
  34. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  35. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly" accessed July 23, 2013
  36. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 23, 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission, "Year End Report," accessed February 11, 2014
  38. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
  39. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  40. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed October 20, 2014
  41. Open Secrets, "Tom Price 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013
  42. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013
  43. Open Secrets, "Tom Price 2010 Election Cycle," accessed October 26, 2011
  44. GovTrack, "Price," accessed June 13, 2013
  45. OpenCongress, "Rep. Tom Price," accessed August 1, 2013
  46. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed February 27, 2013
  47. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012
  48. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  49. GovTrack, "Tom Price," accessed March 29, 2013
  50. LegiStorm, "Tom Price," accessed 2012
  51. OpenSecrets, "Price, (R-GA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Johnny Isakson
U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia District 6
2005–present
Succeeded by
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