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Rep. Tom Price’s 2013 Report Card

Representative from Georgia's 6th District
Republican
Served Jan 4, 2005 – Feb 10, 2017


These special year-end statistics cover Price’s record during the 2013 legislative year (Jan 3, 2013-Dec 26, 2013) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Dec 1, 2014. On Dec. 1, 2014, the statistics were updated to remove Sen. Schatz from the list of Senate sophomores. Schatz only served for several days in the preceding Congress.

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.

 

Got influential cosponsors the most often compared to Georgia Delegation

5 of Price’s bills and resolutions in 2013 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. 444: Require a PLAN Act; H.R. 1717: Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program ...; H.R. 1874: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013; H.R. 2300: Empowering Patients First Act of ...; H.R. 2347: Representation Fairness Restoration Act

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (93rd percentile); House Republicans (92nd percentile); Safe House Seats (91st percentile); All Representatives (92nd percentile).


 

Was 2nd most present in votes compared to Georgia Delegation

Price missed 0.6% of votes (4 of 641 votes) in 2013. View Price’s Profile »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (7th percentile); Safe House Seats (15th percentile); All Representatives (17th 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 bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

The House and Senate often work on the same issue simultaneously by introducing companion bills in each chamber. 7 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. 307: Expressing support for designation of ...; H.R. 828: Decrease Spending Now Act; H.R. 1990: Keep the IRS Off Your ...; H.R. 2009: Keep the IRS Off Your ...; H.R. 2300: Empowering Patients First Act of ...; H.R. 2546: Protect American Investments Act of ...; H.R. 3485: Employee Rights Act

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (93rd percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).

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


 

Ranked the 5th top leader compared to All Representatives

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 2013 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (93rd percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (99th percentile); All Representatives (99th percentile).


 

Got the 8th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Price’s bills and resolutions had 770 cosponsors in 2013. 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 Georgia Delegation (93rd percentile); House Republicans (98th percentile); Safe House Seats (98th percentile); All Representatives (98th percentile).


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 21st lowest % of bills compared to House Republicans

Price tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 22% of Price’s 18 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2013.

Compare to all House Republicans (24th percentile); Safe House Seats (28th percentile); All Representatives (27th percentile).

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


 

Introduced the 21st most bills compared to House Republicans (tied with 2 others)

Price introduced 18 bills and resolutions in 2013. View Bills »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (71st percentile); House Republicans (90th percentile); Safe House Seats (87th percentile); All Representatives (87th percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 77th fewest bills compared to All Representatives (tied with 4 others)

Price cosponsored 103 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 Georgia Delegation (21st percentile); House Republicans (25th percentile); Safe House Seats (18th percentile); All Representatives (17th percentile).


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 82nd least often compared to All Representatives (tied with 2 others)

Of the 103 bills that Price cosponsored, 6% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (43rd percentile); House Republicans (35th percentile); Safe House Seats (20th percentile); All Representatives (19th percentile).

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


 

Ranked 108th most conservative compared to All Representatives

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 2013 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (50th percentile); House Republicans (53rd percentile); Safe House Seats (74th percentile); All Representatives (75th percentile).


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Price supported any of 12 government transparency, accountability, and effectiveness bills in the House that we identified in this session. We gave Price 0 points, based on one point for cosponsoring and three points for sponsoring any of these bills.

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Price introduced 0 bills that became law in 2013. Keep in mind that it takes a law to repeal a law. Very few bills ever become law.

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

We only count enacted bills (and joint resolutions) that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through companion bills or incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Committee Positions

Price held a leadership position on 0 committees and 0 subcommittees, as either a chair (majority party) or ranking member (minority party), at the end of the session. View Price’s Profile »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Bills Out of Committee

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Price introduced 1 bill in 2013 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 1874: Pro-Growth Budgeting Act of 2013

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (64th percentile); House Republicans (41st percentile); Safe House Seats (58th percentile); All Representatives (59th 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 2013) was the 113th Congress (freshmen) or 112th (sophomores). Members of Congress who took office within the last few months of a Congress are considered freshmen in the next Congress as well.