Congressman Tom Price is recognized as a vibrant leader in Georgia and a diligent and tireless problem solver in Congress.
First elected to Congress, representing the Sixth District of Georgia, in November 2004, Price was re-elected with broad support in both primary and general elections in 2006. Prior to going to Washington, Price served four terms in the Georgia State Senate – two as Minority Whip. In 2002, he became the first Republican Majority Leader in the history of Georgia. This year he was promoted to Deputy Whip, part of the Republican Leadership Team.
In Congress, Price's priorities are reforming the tax system, strengthening health care and education, bringing common sense to the litigation system, and finding transportation solutions for Atlanta's residents and commuters. Congressman Price serves on the Committee on Education and Labor, as well as the Committee on Financial Services in which he is the Deputy Ranking Member on the Financial Institutions Subcommittee.
Congressman Price received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Emory University. Price established an orthopaedic clinic just north of Atlanta. After nearly twenty years of private practice he returned to Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor. Before coming to Congress, Price was Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, teaching resident doctors in training.
In Washington, Price has been an outspoken advocate for patient-centered health reform and finding solutions for covering the uninsured. His credits include legislative efforts to move the nation’s health care delivery system toward a defined contribution plan, allowing for greater patient access and choice. Congressman Price has also spearheaded efforts to cover the uninsured by co-authoring the bipartisan Health Partnership through Creative Federalism Act. This innovative approach to covering the uninsured would accelerate state initiatives. In order to preserve access to quality care for all Americans, including seniors, Price has fought for appropriate physician reimbursement for treating patients.
Price is active in the Atlanta community, is a past President of the Roswell Rotary Club and has served on Boards of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Orchestra Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation, the North Metro YMCA, and the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. Congressman Price with his wife, Elizabeth, and son, Robert, reside in Roswell. They are members of the Georgia Ensemble Theater, Roswell Clean and Beautiful, the Chattahoochee Nature Center and the Roswell Presbyterian Church.
Economist Mark Zandi, who has served as an adviser to both President Obama and Senator John McCain, recently said that raising taxes on anyone in 2011 is “a gamble” that would increase the odds of the economy sliding back into a double-dip recession. No wonder Zandi opposes the tax hike Washington Democrats are about to administer. It is a high stakes wager we cannot afford to lose.
Take a moment to tally up all your household expenses and income from October 1st to September 30th. Will your income pay for your expenses past today, April 26? If so, you’re in better financial shape than the federal government.
Election Day 2008 produced a liberal governing majority that no one envisioned even as little as two years ago. The Democrats control both chambers of Congress as well as the Presidency.
This morning, Republicans will return to the dimmed floor of the House of Representatives to continue to fight on behalf of American families hurting from high gas prices.
These days there is a pretty good way to gauge how someone's day is going. Ask if they've filled up their gas tank recently. If so, they're likely to be in a foul mood.
It has been stunning how quickly Democrat leaders have shown their true colors this Congress, pandering and playing politics to usurp ever more personal and economic freedom.
Two precious rights – free speech and a free press – face a serious threat today in Washington as Congressional Democrats have expressed their desire for a return of the archaic “Fairness Doctrine.”
Shockingly, Americans today face a Democrat Congress seeking to deteriorate our freedom under the guise of “fairness.” Our First Amendment rights are being threatened by Congressional Democrats who seek the revival of the Fairness Doctrine, a law to drastically increase government regulation of free speech on television and radio.
Under our current tax system, Americans are taxed from the day they are born until the day they die. We are taxed on what we earn and on what we spend. We are taxed on what we own and what we sell. We are taxed to pay for the services and protections government provides.
It began as a bill to support our troops – the President’s request for additional funding to strengthen operations overseas. However, the Iraq troop funding bill passed by the House and Senate and headed for a veto by President Bush has become a bundle of special interest pork and a dangerous plan to undermine our military leaders.