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Rep. David Price (D)

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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-1784

Address: 2162 RHOB, DC 20515

Websites: price.house.gov
State Office Contact Information

Phone: (919) 859-5999

Address: 436 North Harrington Street, Raleigh NC 27603-5908

Fayetteville NC

Phone: (910) 323-0260

Fax: (910) 339-0159

Address: 301 Green Street, Fayetteville NC 28301

Chapel Hill NC

Phone: (919) 967-7924

Fax: (919) 967-8324

Address: 1777 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill NC 27514

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Thrift, Laura
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Maxwell, Sean
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Hunter, James
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Blalock, Nora
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Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
Legislative Director
Blalock, Nora
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Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
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Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
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Maxwell, Sean
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Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
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Military Legislative Assistant
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Military Legislative Assistant
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Roetzer, Kate
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Maxwell, Sean
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Thrift, Laura
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Thrift, Laura
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Hunter, James
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Thrift, Laura
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Military Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
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Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
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Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
Legislative Director
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Blalock, Nora
Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
Legislative Director
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
Legislative Director
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
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Thrift, Laura
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Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Hunter, James
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Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
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Wein, Justin
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Roetzer, Kate
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Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
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Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Maxwell, Sean
Legislative Assistant
Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Wein, Justin
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Hunter, James
Senior Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
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Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Tufts, Jackson
Military Legislative Assistant
Roetzer, Kate
Senior Legislative Assistant
Thrift, Laura
Senior Policy Advisor
Blalock, Nora
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Alston, Nadia
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Barnes, Sonia
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Blalock, Nora
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Hildebrand, Asher
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Hunter, James
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Munn, William
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Rice, Cassie
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Russell, Dave
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David Price Biography
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  • Elected: 1996, 13th term.
  • District: North Carolina 4
  • Born: Aug. 17, 1940, Erwin, TN
  • Home: Chapel Hill
  • Education:

    U. of NC, B.A. 1961, Yale U., B.D. 1964, Ph.D. 1969

  • Professional Career:

    Legis. aide, U.S. Sen. Bartlett, 1963–67; Prof., Yale U., 1969–73, Duke U., 1973–86, 1995-96; Exec. dir., NC Dem. Party, 1979–80, Chmn., 1983–84; Staff dir., DNC Comm. on Pres. Nominations, 1981–82.

  • Political Career:

    U.S. House of Reps., 1986–94.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Baptist

  • Family: Married (Lisa); 2 children

Democrat David Price was first elected in 1986, lost the seat in 1994, and regained it in 1996. Since his return, he has distinguished himself as a thoughtful voice on anti-terrorism and border security in addition to education and science issues. Read More

Democrat David Price was first elected in 1986, lost the seat in 1994, and regained it in 1996. Since his return, he has distinguished himself as a thoughtful voice on anti-terrorism and border security in addition to education and science issues.

Price grew up in East Tennessee, the son of a school principal and an English teacher. He is an interesting blend of political scientist, practical politician, and lay Baptist preacher. He came to Chapel Hill to go to college, worked as a young aide on Capitol Hill, earned a degree in divinity and a doctorate in political science at Yale University, and taught there for four years. In 1973, he took a job as a political science professor at Duke. He was executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party in the 1980 election season and chairman in 1983-84. With Gov. Jim Hunt, Price helped develop North Carolina’s robust straight-ticket politics.

In 1986, he ran for the House and beat Republican freshman Rep. Bill Cobey. In 1994, Price lost the seat, 50.4%-49.6%, to Fred Heineman, a former New York City police officer and Raleigh police chief in the 1970s. Two years later, Price came back for a rematch and outspent Heineman, winning 54%-44%.

Price has written four books, including The Congressional Experience, about his observations on Congress. The polarization of the two chambers has made him pessimistic about finding widespread agreement on solving the nation’s fiscal problems. “Our capacity to take them on in the bipartisan fashion that history teaches us is almost always necessary is far weaker” than it was in the 1990s, he told National Journal in May 2010.

In the House, Price’s voting record typically placed him near the center of House Democrats, but he has moved sharply leftward in recent years. A National Journal analysis found him to be the House’s 32nd most liberal lawmaker in 2012, ahead of the rest of North Carolina’s congressional delegation. In opposing a three-month extension of the federal debt limit in January 2013, he said it “is not an end to government by crisis—it is a continuation of it.” He led opposition, along with Vermont Democrat Peter Welch, to Republican efforts in 2011 to cut off federal aid to the Palestinian Authority. His Education Affordability Act, which he worked on for a dozen years and considers his proudest achievement, was folded into the 1997 Balanced Budget Act and became law. It made interest on student loans tax deductible and allowed penalty-free withdrawals from individual retirement accounts for education expenses.

In the Democratic majority years, Price was chairman of the Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee. He consistently sought higher levels of spending for homeland security measures, like support for first responders, than were requested by the Bush administration. In 2007, the House passed Price’s bill establishing a code of conduct for private security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan. A target of the bill was North Carolina-based Blackwater, whose activities in Iraq, including the shooting of 17 people in a Baghdad square, had been extremely controversial. After President Barack Obama took office, Price crafted bills that rejected the administration’s controversial proposal to bring terrorist suspects to New York City for criminal trials and restored budget cuts that the administration had made to the Coast Guard. In 2010, he called increased drug trafficking and violence on the U.S. border “an emergency” that merited as much attention as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

As the Homeland Security Subcommittee’s ranking member now that Democrats are in the minority, Price worked in 2012 to pass a bipartisan fiscal 2013 spending bill. But when it came to the House floor in June, he sharply criticized two amendments that were added by conservative Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. One of them barred the use of federal money to provide translation services to people who cannot speak English well, a move that Price said “breaks faith with all immigrant constituencies.” The bill subsequently passed on a largely party-line vote.Price has also been active in campaign finance law. He sponsored the “stand by your ad” requirement for candidates to appear in the full frame of television ads reading their disclaimers on the air, so they would more likely be held responsible for negative ads. His proposal became part of the campaign reform law in 2002. He wants a similar requirement for Internet ads and said the Supreme Court’s March 2010 Citizens United decision allowing unlimited spending by corporations made it important to the flow of misleading ads. “The least we can do is inform viewers (about) who has bought the ads they are seeing,” he said. The same year, he sponsored a bill to make small political donors more important by matching contributions of under $200 to presidential campaigns on a 4-to-1 basis.

In the appropriations process, Price has nurtured local projects, including $272 million for a new Environmental Protection Agency complex in Research Triangle Park as well as a variety of defense- and technology-related programs for colleges in his district.

Since his return to the House in 1996, Price has been reelected by wide margins. He was a big beneficiary of post-2010 census redistricting, as state Republicans shored up GOP districts by shifting Democratic areas into Price’s. After Democratic Rep. Brad Miller decided to retire rather than face Price in a primary, he won with 74% of the vote, his highest total ever.

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David Price Election Results
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2012 General
David Price (D)
Votes: 259,534
Percent: 74.47%
Timothy D'Annunzio (R)
Votes: 88,951
Percent: 25.53%
2012 Primary
David Price (D)
Unopposed
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (57%), 2008 (63%), 2006 (65%), 2004 (64%), 2002 (61%), 2000 (62%), 1998 (57%), 1996 (54%), 1992 (65%), 1990 (58%), 1988 (58%), 1986 (56%)
David Price Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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2013 2012 2011
Economic 90 (L) : 9 (C) 89 (L) : - (C) 74 (L) : 25 (C)
Social 79 (L) : 16 (C) 85 (L) : - (C) 77 (L) : 22 (C)
Foreign 83 (L) : 15 (C) 81 (L) : 17 (C) 72 (L) : 27 (C)
Composite 85.3 (L) : 14.7 (C) 89.7 (L) : 10.3 (C) 74.8 (L) : 25.2 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC00
LCV9497
CFG1418
ITIC-83
NTU1212
20112012
COC38-
ACLU-100
ACU44
ADA8590
AFSCME100-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Bail out financial markets
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2008
    • Repeal D.C. gun law
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Overhaul FISA
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2008
    • Increase minimum wage
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Expand SCHIP
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Raise CAFE standards
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Share immigration data
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Foreign aid abortion ban
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2007
    • Ban gay bias in workplace
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Withdraw troops 8/08
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • No operations in Iran
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
    • Free trade with Peru
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2007
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