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Rep. Tom Price

Former Representative for Georgia’s 6th District

Price was the representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 2005 to 2017.

Alleged misconduct & resolution

In 2010 Price was investigated for soliciting campaign contributions from entities affected by legislation then under consideration in 2009. The House Committee on Ethics recommended no further action. In January 2017, Price left Congress to become Heath and Human Services Secretary. On September 29, 2017, Price resigned due to inappropriate use of private and chartered flights while HHS Secretary.

Sep. 1, 2010 House Office of Congressional Ethics recommended that the Committee on Ethics further review the allegations
Jan. 26, 2011 House Committee on Ethics recommended no further action
2017 In January 2017, Price left Congress to become Heath and Human Services Secretary. On September 29, 2017, Price resigned due to inappropriate use of private and chartered flights while HHS Secretary.
Photo of Rep. Tom Price [R-GA6, 2005-2017]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Price is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2016 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 sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 5, 2011 to Dec 30, 2016. See full analysis methodology.

Enacted Legislation

Price was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (49%) Economics and Public Finance (16%) Labor and Employment (13%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (7%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

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 Nay

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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Feb 2017, Price missed 255 of 8,965 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is on par with the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2017. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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