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Rep. David Price

Representative for North Carolina’s 4th District

pronounced DAY-vid // prīss

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 2020.

He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1994.

Photo of Rep. David Price [D-NC4]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Price.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Nov 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

David Price sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Price was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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Does 7 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Price sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (38%) Education (26%) Taxation (10%) Finance and Financial Sector (7%) International Affairs (5%) Economics and Public Finance (5%) Transportation and Public Works (5%) Housing and Community Development (5%)

Recent Bills

Some of Price’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Price voted Nay

Passed 378/48 on Apr 26, 2017.

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 ...

Price voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Price voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Price voted Aye

Price voted Nay

Price voted No

Price voted No

Price voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

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 ...

Price voted No

Passed 220/175 on Sep 7, 2007.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Nov 2019, Price missed 296 of 19,218 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is on par with the median of 2.1% 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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Primary Sources

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