Tom Price (U.S. politician)
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|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th district
January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Johnny Isakson|
|Member of the Georgia Senate
from the 56th district
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2005
|Preceded by||Sallie Newbill|
|Succeeded by||Dan Moody|
October 8, 1954 |
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Clark Price|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
Thomas Edmunds Price (born October 8, 1954) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district is based in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. He previously served as chairman of the Republican Study Committee and the Republican Policy Committee. He is currently vice chairman of the House Budget Committee.
Early life, education, and medical career 
He graduated with an M.D. from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Emory University in Atlanta, and decided to settle in the suburb of Roswell, where he still lives. He ran an orthopedic clinic in Atlanta for 20 years before returning to Emory as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. Price also was the director of the orthopedic clinic at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital.
Georgia Senate (1997-2005) 
In 1996, State Senator Sallie Newbill (R) decided not to run for re-election. Price was the Republican nominee for Georgia's 56th senate district. In the November general election, he defeated Democrat Ellen Milholland 71%-29%. In 1998, he won re-election to a second term by defeating her in a rematch, 75%-25%. In 2000 and 2002, he won re-election to a third and fourth term unopposed.
Committee assignments 
- Administrative Affairs
- Economic Development and Tourism (Vice Chair)
- Insurance and Labor
- Health and Human Services
- Reapportionment and Redistricting (Chair)
- Rules (Secretary)
- Veterans and Consumer Affairs
U.S. House of Representatives (2005-Present) 
In 2004, U.S. Congressman Johnny Isakson of Georgia's 6th congressional district decided not to run for re-election in order torun for the U.S. Senate. No Democrat even filed, meaning that whoever won the Republican primary would be virtually assured of being the district's next congressman. The 6th district was so heavily Republican that any Democratic candidate would have faced nearly impossible odds in any event. Six other Republican candidates filed to run, most notably state senators Robert Lamutt and Chuck Clay. Price was the only major candidate from Fulton County, while Lamutt and Clay were both from Cobb County. On July 20, 2004, Price ranked first with 35% of the vote, but failed to reach the 50% threshold needed to win the Republican nomination. Lamutt qualified for the run-off, ranking second with 28% of the vote. Price won two of the district's three counties: Fulton with 63% and Cherokee with 35%. Lamutt carried Cobb with 31% of the vote. In the August 10 run-off election, Price defeated Lamutt 54%-46%. They split the vote in Cherokee, but Price carried Fulton by a landslide of 79% of the vote. Lamutt couldn't eliminate that deficit as he won Cobb with just 59% of the vote. Price won the general election unopposed.
He was the main sponsor of a Republican alternative health care reform bill, the Empowering Patients First Act. In 2011, he voted to prohibit funding of NPR, to terminate the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program, to extend the PATRIOT act, to repeal portions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 on multiple occasions, to reduce non-security discretionary spending to 2008 levels(and subsequently voted against several amendments offered via motions to recommit with instructions)),to reduce Federal spending and the deficit by terminating taxpayer financing of presidential election campaigns and party conventions, to provide funding for government agencies, including the department of defense, through September 30, 2011, to cut the Federal Housing Authority's refinancing program, and against a resolution which would force the president to withdraw American forces from Iraq. In 2013, he was the main sponsor of the Require A PLAN Act; he voted for the No Budget, No Pay Act and a resolution establishing a budget for the United States Government for FY 2014 that passed the House of Representatives.
Tom Price is notably Pro-Life and helped pass the Protect Life Act, which ensured no taxpayer dollars would be used to fund abortions. He stated, "This is a fundamental step in our efforts to protect the sanctity of life." He was rated at 100 by the National Right to Life Center. He was rated at 0 by Planned Parenthood and the NARAL Pro-Choice America interest group. After the 2011 March for Life, he issued the following statement on the 2011 March for Life. "Today, citizens from all across the country came to Washington to honor the precious gift of life," said Chairman Price. "The March for Life movement has for nearly four decades given a voice to those who have no voice. It is a privilege to stand together with thousands of Americans in solidarity and faithful commitment to our solemn duty to protect and defend the lives of the most innocent among us."
Tom Price fully supports the Second Amendment. Following the Supreme Court's landmark decision in the District of Columbia vs Heller, where the Supreme Court declared that the absolute prohibition of handguns in the District of Columbia was unconstitutional, thus preserving the original intent of the Second Amendment, he issued the following statement, "Once and for all, the individual right of law-abiding Americans to bear arms has been affirmed. Today's ruling is among the most responsible and significant in our nation's history. It is the benchmark by which all future cases regarding the Second Amendment will be gauged and validates the intent of our Founding Fathers." In 2010, when the Supreme Court reaffirmed that Americans have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms in McDonald v. Chicago, he issued the following statement, "For too long, Americans living in certain parts of the United States have been prevented by local governments from exercising their right to keep and bear arms. Thankfully, the Supreme Court has correctly reaffirmed that the Second Amendment applies in every corner of the country. " He was given an "A" grade by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund, a 92% approval rating overall from the National Rifle Association and a 83% approval rating from the Gun Owners of America. However, his strong opinion on keeping and bearing arms cause groups such as the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to give him a rating of 0.
Tom Price voted against a bill prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation (Nov 2007). He voted in favor of constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman (Jul 2006). Representative Price voted against H.R. 2965, which would have ended Don't ask, don't tell. He receives a 0% rating by the Human Rights Campaign, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance, according to that organization.
Tom Price does not support federal regulation of farming. He has voted against regulating and restricting farmers, earning him a 70% from the American Farm Bureau Federation. However, due to this belief, the National Farmers Union gave him a 0% approval rate. After Congress passed the Farm Dust Regulation Prevention Act, he stated, "When faced with an administration that has endorsed an overactive regulatory regime in Washington, applying commonsense measures to keep the Environmental Protection Agency from complicating and expanding the web of costly regulations on farmers, ranchers, and rural businesses is a prudent measure." He also voted for the Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012 which would make supplemental agricultural disaster assistance available, if needed. (This Act has so far only passed in the House of Representatives and is still being voted on in the Senate.) 
Committee assignments 
- Committee on the Budget
- Committee on Ways and Means
Personal life 
See also 
- http://thehill.com/homenews/house/145261-gop-policy-leader-price-more-cuts-and-more-reforms-are-on-the-way. Missing or empty
- http://www.peachpundit.com/2010/11/18/tom-price-elected-chairman-of-house-republican-policy-committee/. Missing or empty
- "Budget Committee Members". House of Representatives Committee on the Budget. Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 174: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1076) to". Govtrack.us. March 17, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H.R. 836: Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act". Govtrack.us. March 11, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H.R. 514: FISA Sunsets Extension Act of 2011". Govtrack.us. February 8, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 79: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 514) to extend". Govtrack.us. February 10, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 43: Providing for consideration of the resolution (H. Res. 38)". Govtrack.us. January 24, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 38: Reducing non-security spending to fiscal year 2008 levels or". Govtrack.us. January 25, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote No. 19 (Jan 25, 2011)". Govtrack.us. January 25, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote No. 22 (Jan 26, 2011)". Govtrack.us. January 26, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 92: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 1) making". Govtrack.us. February 15, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Res. 150: Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 830) to". Govtrack.us. March 9, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- "GovTrack: House Vote On Passage: H. Con. Res. 28: Directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of". Govtrack.us. March 17, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- . GovTrack.us http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr444. Retrieved 6 April 2013. Missing or empty
- "2012 Ratings on Gun Rights - Elected to 113th Congress". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- Tom Price Bio[dead link]
- "City of Roswell Website". Roswellgov.com. November 9, 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
- U.S. Congressman Tom Price official House site
- Congressman Tom Price, M.D. official campaign site
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at National Journal
- Congressional profile at Roll Call
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Financial information (federal office) at OpenSecrets.org
- Staff salaries, trips and personal finance (federal office) at LegiStorm.com
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
- Voting record at The Washington Post
- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
- Appearances at the Internet Movie Database
- Collected news and commentary at The Washington Post
- Entry at NNDB
- Profile at SourceWatch
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 6th congressional district
January 3, 2005 – present
|United States order of precedence|
|United States Representatives by seniority
|Party political offices|
|Chairman of the Republican Study Committee
|Chairman of House Republican Policy Committee