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Rep. David Price’s 2019 Report Card

Representative from North Carolina's 4th District
Democrat
Serving Jan 7, 1997 – Jan 3, 2021


These year-end statistics cover Price’s record during the 2019 legislative year (Jan 3, 2019-Dec 31, 2019) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 18, 2020.

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.

 

Wrote the most laws compared to North Carolina Delegation (tied with 1 other)

Price introduced 2 bills that became law, including via incorporation into other measures, in 2019. 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. 267: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, ...; H.R. 3163: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (81st percentile); House Democrats (85th percentile); All Representatives (89th percentile).

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. We also exclude bills where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill.


 

Cosponsored the 2nd most bills compared to North Carolina Delegation

Price cosponsored 268 bills and resolutions introduced by other Members of Congress. Cosponsorship shows a willingness to work with others to advance policy goals. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (85th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (51st percentile); House Democrats (30th percentile); All Representatives (60th percentile).


 

Ranked 2nd most left (~liberal) compared to North Carolina Delegation

Our unique ideology analysis assigns a score to Members of Congress according to their legislative behavior by how similar the pattern of bills and resolutions they cosponsor are to other Members of Congress.

For more, see our methodology. Note that because on this page only legislative activity in 2019 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (8th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (39th percentile); House Democrats (53rd percentile); All Representatives (28th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 3rd least often compared to North Carolina Delegation

Of the 268 bills that Price cosponsored, 9% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Democrat. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (15th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (38th percentile); House Democrats (46th percentile); All Representatives (25th percentile).

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


 

Was 3rd most present in votes compared to North Carolina Delegation

Price missed 0.9% of votes (6 of 701 votes) in 2019. View Price’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (15th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (20th percentile); All Representatives (31st percentile).

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.


 

Got the 17th fewest cosponsors on their bills compared to House Democrats

Price’s bills and resolutions had 48 cosponsors in 2019. 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 »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (19th percentile); House Democrats (7th percentile); All Representatives (21st percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 16th fewest bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 7 others)

In this era of partisanship, it is important to see Members of Congress working across the aisle. 2 of Price’s 11 bills and resolutions had a cosponsor from a different political party than the party Price caucused with in 2019.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (23rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (11th percentile); House Democrats (6th percentile); All Representatives (14th percentile).

Cosponsors who caucused with neither the Democratic nor Republican party do not count toward this statistic.


 

Ranked the 23rd bottom/follower compared to House Democrats

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 2019 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (31st percentile); Serving 10+ Years (21st percentile); House Democrats (9th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).


 

Introduced the 51st fewest bills compared to House Democrats (tied with 12 others)

Price introduced 11 bills and resolutions in 2019. View Bills »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (54th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (32nd percentile); House Democrats (21st percentile); All Representatives (41st percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 51st least often compared to House Democrats (tied with 48 others)

2 of Price’s bills and resolutions in 2019 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. 1094: World Language Advancement and Readiness ...; H.R. 2562: Advancing International and Foreign Language ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (77th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (31st percentile); House Democrats (21st percentile); All Representatives (40th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Price introduced 3 bills in 2019 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.Res. 121: Expressing the profound sorrow of ...; H.R. 267: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, ...; H.R. 3163: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, ...

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (69th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (57th percentile); House Democrats (48th percentile); All Representatives (66th percentile).


 

Working with the Senate

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 3 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.

Those bills were: H.Res. 227: Recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps ...; H.R. 918: Spotlight Act; H.R. 2728: Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (53rd percentile); House Democrats (50th percentile); All Representatives (62nd percentile).

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


 

Committee Positions

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. View Price’s Profile »

Compare to all North Carolina Delegation (38th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); House Democrats (40th percentile); All Representatives (42nd percentile).


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.

Missing Bills: We exclude bills from some statistics where the sponsor’s original intent is not in the final bill because the bill’s text was replaced in whole with unrelated provisions (i.e. it became a vehicle for passage of unrelated provisions).

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 2019) was the 116th Congress (freshmen) or 115th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.