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.|
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 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.
Price was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5612 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2886 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta, Georgia, as the “Marine Lance Corporal Squire ‘Skip’ Wells …
- H.R. 5688 (114th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for a temporary exception to the application of the Medicare long-term care hospital site neutral provisions …
- H.R. 5210 (114th): PADME Act
Does 3 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 sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Price’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 6226 (114th): PUSH Act of 2016
- H.R. 6276 (114th): Physician Shortage Minimization Act of 2016
- H.R. 5688 (114th): To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for …
- H.R. 5612 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at …
- H.R. 5400 (114th): To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the …
- H.R. 5210 (114th): PADME Act
- H.R. 4956 (114th): End Executive Overreach Act
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.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
|Time Period||Votes Eligible||Missed Votes||Percent||Percentile|
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