Price is the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 7, 1997. Price is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1994.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Price.
Price is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Price has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 17, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Price sits on the following committees:
Price was the primary sponsor of 10 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 7616 (116th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 3163 (116th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 267 (116th): Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019
- 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
Does 10 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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 (37%) Education (24%) Taxation (12%) Economics and Public Finance (7%) Labor and Employment (5%) Water Resources Development (5%) Agriculture and Food (5%) International Affairs (5%)
Some of Price’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2940: Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act
- H.R. 2610: SCORE Act
- H.R. 2460: Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act
- H.R. 1312: Empower Act of 2021
- H.R. 1172: Stop Super PAC–Candidate Coordination Act
- H.R. 1171: Stand By Every Ad Ac
- H.R. 774: Spotlight Act
From Jan 1987 to Jun 2021, Price missed 298 of 19,728 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional 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
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills