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Rep. Tom Price’s 2015 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 2015 legislative year (Jan 6, 2015-Dec 31, 2015) and compare him to other representatives serving at the end of that period. Last updated on Jan 9, 2016.

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.

 

Held the most committee positions compared to Georgia Delegation

Price held a leadership position on 1 committee and 0 subcommittees, 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 »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (93rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (71st percentile); House Republicans (87th percentile); Safe House Seats (87th percentile); All Representatives (88th percentile).


 

Got bicameral support on the 2nd most bills compared to Georgia Delegation

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. 136: Recognizing Linemen, the profession of ...; H.R. 1650: Medicare Patient Empowerment Act of ...; H.R. 3222: Employee Rights Act

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (86th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (62nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (68th percentile); House Republicans (71st percentile); Safe House Seats (71st percentile); All Representatives (71st percentile).

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


 

Got bipartisan cosponsors on the 8th lowest % of bills compared to House Republicans

Price tends to gather cosponsors only on one side of the aisle. 14% of Price’s 14 bills and resolutions had both a Democratic cosponsor and a Republican cosponsor in 2015.

Compare to all House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (22nd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (14th percentile); House Republicans (7th percentile); Safe House Seats (12th percentile); All Representatives (11th percentile).

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


 

Joined bipartisan bills the 19th least often compared to All Representatives

Of the 93 bills that Price cosponsored, 3% were introduced by a legislator who was not a Republican. View Cosponsored Bills »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (21st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (8th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (5th percentile); House Republicans (7th percentile); Safe House Seats (4th percentile); All Representatives (4th percentile).

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


 

Ranked 36th most conservative compared to Serving 10+ Years

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 2015 is considered, the ideology score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (43rd percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (68th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (79th percentile); House Republicans (41st percentile); Safe House Seats (66th percentile); All Representatives (67th percentile).


 

Ranked the 41st 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 2015 is considered, the leadership score here may differ from Price’s score elsewhere on GovTrack.

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (86th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (87th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (89th percentile); House Republicans (85th percentile); Safe House Seats (90th percentile); All Representatives (91st percentile).


 

Cosponsored the 47th fewest bills compared to All Representatives

Price cosponsored 93 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 (14th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (19th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (13th percentile); House Republicans (15th percentile); Safe House Seats (11th percentile); All Representatives (10th percentile).


 

Got the 60th most cosponsors on their bills compared to All Representatives

Price’s bills and resolutions had 377 cosponsors in 2015. 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 (71st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (75th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (80th percentile); House Republicans (84th percentile); Safe House Seats (86th percentile); All Representatives (86th percentile).


 

Got their bills out of committee the 51st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 45 others)

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Price introduced 2 bills in 2015 that got past committee and to the floor for consideration.

Those bills were: H.R. 3762: Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation ...; H.Con.Res. 27: Establishing the budget for the ...

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (71st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (53rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (72nd percentile); House Republicans (65th percentile); Safe House Seats (77th percentile); All Representatives (78th percentile).


 

Got influential cosponsors the 61st most often compared to All Representatives (tied with 43 others)

4 of Price’s bills and resolutions in 2015 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. 1234: Medical Freedom Act of 2015; H.R. 2300: Empowering Patients First Act of ...; H.R. 3940: Meaningful Use Hardship Relief Act ...; H.R. 4185: PACT Act of 2015

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (71st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (53rd percentile); Serving 10+ Years (69th percentile); House Republicans (75th percentile); Safe House Seats (75th percentile); All Representatives (76th percentile).


 

Laws Enacted

Price introduced 0 bills that became law in 2015. 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 Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).

A bill or joint resolution is considered enacted if it or an exactly identical bill to it is enacted as law. We only consider bills that the legislator was the primary sponsor of. While a legislator may lay claim to authoring other bills that became law, such as through incorporation into larger bills, these cases are difficult for us to track quantitatively.


 

Government Transparency

GovTrack looked at whether Price supported any of 28 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 Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (0th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (0th percentile); House Republicans (0th percentile); Safe House Seats (0th percentile); All Representatives (0th percentile).


 

Bills Introduced

Price introduced 14 bills and resolutions in 2015. View Bills »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (71st percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (58th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (59th percentile); House Republicans (73rd percentile); Safe House Seats (69th percentile); All Representatives (70th percentile).


 

Missed Votes

Price missed 3.1% of votes (22 of 704 votes) in 2015. View Price’s Profile »

Compare to all Georgia Delegation (64th percentile); House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs (67th percentile); Serving 10+ Years (62nd percentile); Safe House Seats (69th percentile); All Representatives (71st 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.


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 2015) 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.