He was previously the representative for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1994.
Read our 2019 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 6, 2015 to Nov 20, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
David Price sits on the following committees:
Price was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3163: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2020
- H.R. 267: 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
- H.J.Res. 303 (102nd): To designate October 1991 as “Crime Prevention Month”.
Does 9 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:
Some of Price’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 8492: Count Every Vote Act of 2020
- H.R. 8462: Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2020
- H.R. 7616: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021
- H.R. 6702: Pandemic Response and Opportunity Through National Service Act
- H.R. 4053: Empower Act of 2019
- H.R. 4054: Stand By Every Ad Act
- H.R. 4055: Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act
From Jan 1987 to Nov 2020, Price missed 297 of 19,530 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.3% 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