Read our 2016 Report Card for Price.
Our unique analysis of the bills Price has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Price is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Price sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Appropriations
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
- Member, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
- Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
Price was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4707 (114th): Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Modernization Act of 2016
- H.R. 6080 (111th): Making emergency supplemental appropriations for border security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 2892 (111th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010
- H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
- H.J.Res. 303 (102nd): To designate October 1991 as “Crime Prevention Month”.
- H.J.Res. 557 (101st): Designating the month of October 1990 as “Crime Prevention Month”.
- H.R. 3011 (100th): Home Equity Loan Consumer Protection Act of 1988
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Price sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Government Operations and Politics (44%) Education (25%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Transportation and Public Works (6%) Housing and Community Development (6%) Finance and Financial Sector (6%) Agriculture and Food (6%)
Some of Price’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 3954: Empower Act of 2017
- H.R. 3953: Federal Election Administration Act of 2017
- H.R. 3955: Empowering Citizens Act of 2017
- H.R. 3952: Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act
- H.R. 3848: We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017
- H.R. 3537: We the People Act of 2017
- H.R. 2949: Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act
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H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017
Apr 26, 2017. Passed 378/48.
This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would ...
H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Passed 278/151.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1908 (110th): Patent Reform Act of 2007
Sep 7, 2007. Passed 220/175.
From Jan 1987 to Oct 2017, Price missed 271 of 17,960 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 8 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills