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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.

 

Committee Positions

the highest score among 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 »

compared to... rank lowest score ⇢ highest score
Georgia Delegation the highest score out of 14 0
5 points View All
Serving 10+ Years 10th highest score (tied w/ 39) out of 169 0
11 points View All
House Republicans 10th highest score (tied w/ 22) out of 247 0
11 points View All
Safe House Seats 12th highest score (tied w/ 38) out of 385 0
11 points View All
All Representatives 13th highest score (tied w/ 40) out of 440 0
11 points View All
 

Working with the Senate

2nd most bills among 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

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Georgia Delegation 2nd most bills out of 14 0
6 bills View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 8th most bills (tied w/ 12) out of 53 0
8 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 28th most bills (tied w/ 26) out of 169 0
10 bills View All
House Republicans 39th most bills (tied w/ 32) out of 247 0
10 bills View All
Safe House Seats 61st most bills (tied w/ 52) out of 385 0
10 bills View All
All Representatives 67th most bills (tied w/ 60) out of 440 0
10 bills View All

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

 

Writing Bipartisan Bills

8th lowest % of bills among 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.

compared to... rank lowest % of bills ⇢ highest % of bills
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 8th lowest % of bills (tied w/ 1) out of 32 7
67% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 14th lowest % of bills (tied w/ 2) out of 92 0
81% of bills View All
House Republicans 8th lowest % of bills out of 105 5
92% of bills View All
Safe House Seats 23rd lowest % of bills (tied w/ 2) out of 177 0
92% of bills View All
All Representatives 23rd lowest % of bills (tied w/ 2) out of 197 0
92% of bills View All

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

 

Joining Bipartisan Bills

19th least bipartisan among All Representatives

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

compared to... rank least bipartisan ⇢ most bipartisan
Georgia Delegation 4th least bipartisan out of 14 2
49% of bills View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 5th least bipartisan out of 53 1
72% of bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 10th least bipartisan out of 169 1
72% of bills View All
House Republicans 19th least bipartisan out of 246 0
50% of bills View All
Safe House Seats 18th least bipartisan out of 383 0
60% of bills View All
All Representatives 19th least bipartisan out of 438 0
72% of bills View All

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

 

Ideology Score

36th most conservative among 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.

compared to... rank most liberal ⇢ most conservative
Georgia Delegation 7th most liberal out of 14
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House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 17th most conservative out of 53
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Serving 10+ Years 36th most conservative out of 169
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House Republicans 102nd most liberal out of 247
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Safe House Seats 132nd most conservative out of 385
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All Representatives 146th most conservative out of 440
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Leadership Score

41st best score among 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.

compared to... rank worst score ⇢ best score
Georgia Delegation 2nd best score out of 14
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House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 7th best score out of 53
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Serving 10+ Years 19th best score out of 169
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House Republicans 38th best score out of 247
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Safe House Seats 37th best score out of 385
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All Representatives 41st best score out of 440
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Bills Cosponsored

47th fewest bills among 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 »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Georgia Delegation 3rd fewest bills out of 14 63
289 bills View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 11th fewest bills out of 53 34
599 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 23rd fewest bills out of 169 34
651 bills View All
House Republicans 39th fewest bills out of 247 4
413 bills View All
Safe House Seats 44th fewest bills out of 385 4
651 bills View All
All Representatives 47th fewest bills out of 440 4
651 bills View All
 

Cosponsors

60th most cosponsors among 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 »

compared to... rank fewest cosponsors ⇢ most cosponsors
Georgia Delegation 4th most cosponsors out of 14 0
456 cosponsors View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 13th most cosponsors out of 53 0
888 cosponsors View All
Serving 10+ Years 34th most cosponsors out of 169 0
1,266 cosponsors View All
House Republicans 40th most cosponsors out of 247 0
985 cosponsors View All
Safe House Seats 55th most cosponsors out of 385 0
1,266 cosponsors View All
All Representatives 60th most cosponsors out of 440 0
1,266 cosponsors View All
 

Bills Introduced

59th most bills among House Republicans; tied with 8 others

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

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Georgia Delegation 3rd most bills (tied w/ 1) out of 14 1
25 bills View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 20th most bills (tied w/ 2) out of 53 1
33 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 60th most bills (tied w/ 9) out of 169 1
65 bills View All
House Republicans 59th most bills (tied w/ 8) out of 247 0
46 bills View All
Safe House Seats 99th most bills (tied w/ 20) out of 385 0
65 bills View All
All Representatives 109th most bills (tied w/ 21) out of 440 0
65 bills View All
 

Bills Out of Committee

51st most bills among All Representatives; tied with 45 others

Most bills and resolutions languish in committee without any action. Price introduced 2 bills in 2015 that got a committee vote sending it to the floor for further consideration.

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

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Georgia Delegation 3rd most bills (tied w/ 1) out of 14 0
10 bills View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 17th most bills (tied w/ 8) out of 53 0
12 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 27th most bills (tied w/ 21) out of 169 0
12 bills View All
House Republicans 49th most bills (tied w/ 37) out of 247 0
12 bills View All
Safe House Seats 48th most bills (tied w/ 41) out of 385 0
12 bills View All
All Representatives 51st most bills (tied w/ 45) out of 440 0
12 bills View All
 

Powerful Cosponsors

61st most bills among 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

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Georgia Delegation 3rd most bills (tied w/ 1) out of 14 0
7 bills View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 18th most bills (tied w/ 7) out of 53 0
14 bills View All
Serving 10+ Years 33rd most bills (tied w/ 20) out of 169 0
16 bills View All
House Republicans 34th most bills (tied w/ 27) out of 247 0
14 bills View All
Safe House Seats 58th most bills (tied w/ 39) out of 385 0
16 bills View All
All Representatives 61st most bills (tied w/ 43) out of 440 0
16 bills View All
 

Missed Votes

120th most absent among All Representatives; tied with 5 others

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

compared to... rank most voting ⇢ most absent
Georgia Delegation 5th most absent out of 14 0
9% missed votes View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs 17th most absent out of 52 0
19% missed votes View All
Serving 10+ Years 59th most absent (tied w/ 4) out of 166 0
24% missed votes View All
Safe House Seats 112th most absent (tied w/ 5) out of 378 0
24% missed votes View All
All Representatives 120th most absent (tied w/ 5) out of 433 0
24% missed votes View All

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.

 

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. View Enacted Bills »

compared to... rank fewest bills ⇢ most bills
Georgia Delegation fewest bills along with 11 others out of 14 0
1 laws View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs fewest bills along with 36 others out of 53 0
5 laws View All
Serving 10+ Years fewest bills along with 131 others out of 169 0
5 laws View All
House Republicans fewest bills along with 194 others out of 247 0
5 laws View All
Safe House Seats fewest bills along with 314 others out of 385 0
5 laws View All
All Representatives fewest bills along with 359 others out of 440 0
5 laws View All

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 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.

compared to... rank least supportive ⇢ most supportive
Georgia Delegation least supportive along with 5 others out of 14 0
4 points View All
House Cmte. Chairs/RkMembs least supportive along with 26 others out of 53 0
9 points View All
Serving 10+ Years least supportive along with 69 others out of 169 0
9 points View All
House Republicans least supportive along with 170 others out of 247 0
7 points View All
Safe House Seats least supportive along with 157 others out of 385 0
9 points View All
All Representatives least supportive along with 188 others out of 440 0
9 points View All

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.

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.