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Rep. David Price’s 2016 Report Card

Representative from North Carolina's 4th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 7, 1997 – Jan 3, 2019


These special statistics cover Price’s record during the 114th Congress (Jan 6, 2015-Jan 3, 2017) and compare him to other representatives also serving at the end of the session. Last updated on Aug 24, 2017. The statistics were updated on Jan 20, 2017 and Aug 24, 2017 to improve how we counted enacted laws. Originally published on Jan 7, 2017.

A higher or lower number below doesn’t necessarily make this legislator any better or worse, or more or less effective, than other Members of Congress. We present these statistics for you to understand the quantitative aspects of Price’s legislative career and make your own judgements based on what activities you think are important.

Keep in mind that there are many important aspects of being a legislator besides what can be measured, such as constituent services and performing oversight of the executive branch, which aren’t reflected here.

 

Bills Out of Committee

the fewest bills among North Carolina Delegation

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Price introduced 0 bills in the 114th Congress that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation the fewest bills out of 13 0
15 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 55 others out of 185 0
22 bills View All
House Democrats fewest bills along with 81 others out of 191 0
6 bills View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 114 others out of 439 0
24 bills View All
 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

the most bipartisan among North Carolina Delegation

In this era of partisanship, it is encouraging to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. Of the 261 bills that Price cosponsored, 33% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank least bipartisan ⇢ most bipartisan
North Carolina Delegation the most bipartisan out of 13 7
33% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 38th most bipartisan out of 185 1
69% of bills View All
House Democrats 69th most bipartisan out of 189 3
69% of bills View All
All Representatives 74th most bipartisan out of 435 1
69% of bills View All

Only Democratic and Republican Members of Congress who cosponsored more than 10 bills and resolutions are included in this statistic.

 

Leadership Score

the worst score among North Carolina Delegation

Our unique leadership analysis looks at who is cosponsoring whose bills. A higher score shows a greater ability to get cosponsors on bills.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in the 114th Congress is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

compared to... rank worst score ⇢ best score
North Carolina Delegation the worst score out of 13
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Serving 10+ Years 21st worst score out of 185
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House Democrats 26th worst score out of 191
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All Representatives 47th worst score out of 439
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Cosponsors

the fewest cosponsors among North Carolina Delegation

Price’s bills and resolutions had 72 cosponsors in the 114th Congress. Securing cosponsors is an important part of getting support for a bill, although having more cosponsors does not always mean a bill will get a vote. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest cosponsors ⇢ most cosponsors
North Carolina Delegation the fewest cosponsors out of 13 72
488 cosponsors View All
Serving 10+ Years 26th fewest cosponsors (tied w/ 1) out of 185 2
1,647 cosponsors View All
House Democrats 28th fewest cosponsors out of 191 0
1,647 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 69th fewest cosponsors (tied w/ 1) out of 439 0
1,647 cosponsors View All
 

Committee Positions

3rd highest score among North Carolina Delegation; tied with 3 others

Price held a leadership position on 0 committees and 1 subcommittee, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. For comparison to other Members of Congress, we assigned a score giving five points for each full committee leadership position and one point for each subcommittee leadership position. View Price’s Profile »

compared to... rank lowest score ⇢ highest score
North Carolina Delegation 3rd highest score (tied w/ 3) out of 13 0
6 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 40th lowest score (tied w/ 87) out of 185 0
10 points View All
House Democrats 24th highest score (tied w/ 93) out of 191 0
10 points View All
All Representatives 70th highest score (tied w/ 199) out of 439 0
11 points View All
 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

4th fewest bills among North Carolina Delegation; tied with 1 other

Price tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 4 of Price’s 13 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in the 114th Congress.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation 4th fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 13 2
14 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 66th fewest bills (tied w/ 18) out of 185 0
30 bills View All
House Democrats 67th fewest bills (tied w/ 20) out of 191 0
29 bills View All
All Representatives 144th fewest bills (tied w/ 45) out of 439 0
30 bills View All
 

Bills Introduced

5th fewest bills among North Carolina Delegation; tied with 1 other

Price introduced 13 bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress. View Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation 5th fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 13 10
32 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 67th fewest bills (tied w/ 5) out of 185 2
76 bills View All
House Democrats 69th fewest bills (tied w/ 6) out of 191 0
106 bills View All
All Representatives 167th fewest bills (tied w/ 22) out of 439 0
106 bills View All
 

Laws Enacted

5th most bills among North Carolina Delegation; tied with 3 others

Price introduced 1 bill that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in the 114th Congress. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law. View Enacted Bills »

Those bills were: H.R. 4707: Housing Opportunities for Persons With ...

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation 5th most bills (tied w/ 3) out of 13 0
2 View All
Serving 10+ Years 39th most bills (tied w/ 57) out of 185 0
8 View All
House Democrats 25th most bills (tied w/ 60) out of 191 0
4 View All
All Representatives 79th most bills (tied w/ 144) out of 439 0
8 View All

The legislator must be the primary sponsor of the bill or joint resolution that was enacted or the primary sponsor of a bill or joint resolution for which at least about one third of its text was incorporated into another bill or joint resolution that was enacted as law, as determined by an automated analysis. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.

 

Government Transparency

10th most supportive among All Representatives; tied with 8 others

GovTrack looked at whether Price supported any of 40 government transparency bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Price 8 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Sponsored: H.R. 425: Stop Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Act; H.R. 2143: EMPOWER Act

Cosponsored: H.R. 430: DISCLOSE 2015 Act; H.R. 2173: Redistricting Reform Act of 2015

compared to... rank least supportive ⇢ most supportive
North Carolina Delegation 2nd most supportive out of 13 0
10 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 7th most supportive (tied w/ 3) out of 185 0
12 points View All
House Democrats 9th most supportive (tied w/ 7) out of 191 0
17 points View All
All Representatives 10th most supportive (tied w/ 8) out of 439 0
17 points View All
 

Powerful Cosponsors

24th fewest bills among Serving 10+ Years; tied with 19 others

1 of Price’s bills and resolutions in the 114th Congress had a cosponsor who was a chair or ranking member of a committee that the bill was referred to. Getting support from committee leaders on relevant committees is a crucial step in moving legislation forward.

Those bills were: H.R. 753: Safe Aviation and Flight Emergency ...

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation 4th fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 13 0
8 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 24th fewest bills (tied w/ 19) out of 185 0
20 bills View All
House Democrats 28th fewest bills (tied w/ 17) out of 191 0
19 bills View All
All Representatives 61st fewest bills (tied w/ 57) out of 439 0
20 bills View All
 

Bills Cosponsored

36th fewest bills among House Democrats; tied with 1 other

Price cosponsored 261 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation 6th fewest bills out of 13 71
563 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 83rd fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 185 14
1,007 bills View All
House Democrats 36th fewest bills (tied w/ 1) out of 191 2
1,007 bills View All
All Representatives 197th fewest bills (tied w/ 2) out of 439 1
1,007 bills View All
 

Missed Votes

156th most absent among All Representatives

Price missed 3.4% of votes (45 of 1,324 votes) in the 114th Congress. View Price’s Profile »

compared to... rank most voting ⇢ most absent
North Carolina Delegation 6th most absent out of 13 0
10% missed votes View All
Serving 10+ Years 83rd most absent out of 182 0
29% missed votes View All
All Representatives 156th most absent out of 432 0
29% missed votes View All

The Speaker of the House is not included in this statistic because according to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings, and the delegates from the five island territories and the District of Columbia are also not included because they were not elligible to vote in any roll call votes.

 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 0 of Price’s bills and resolutions had a companion bill in the Senate. Working with a sponsor in the other chamber makes a bill more likely to be passed by both the House and Senate.

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
North Carolina Delegation the fewest bills (tied w/ 2) out of 13 0
6 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years the fewest bills (tied w/ 28) out of 185 0
16 bills View All
House Democrats the fewest bills (tied w/ 33) out of 191 0
13 bills View All
All Representatives the fewest bills (tied w/ 80) out of 439 0
16 bills View All

Companion bills are those that are identified as “identical” by Congress’s Congressional Research Service.

Additional Notes

The Speaker’s Votes: Missed votes are not computed for the Speaker of the House. According to current House rules, the Speaker of the House is not required to vote in “ordinary legislative proceedings.” In practice this means the Speaker of the House rarely votes but is not considered absent.

Leadership/Ideology: The leadership and ideology scores are not displayed for Members of Congress who introduced fewer than 10 bills, or, for ideology, for Members of Congress that have a low leadership score, as there is usually not enough data in these cases to compute reliable leadership and ideology statistics.

Ranking Members (RkMembs): The chair of a committee is always selected from the political party that holds the most seats in the chamber, called the “majority party”. The “ranking member” (sometimes “RkMembs”) is the title given to the senior-most member of the committee not in the majority party.

Freshmen/Sophomores: Freshmen and sophomores are Members of Congress whose first term (in the same chamber at the end of the 114th Congress) was the 114th Congress (freshmen) or 113th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.