Representative David Eugene Price's Political Positions

Office: U.S. House (NC) - District 4, Democratic
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David Price has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. David Price is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. WRAL - Ask Anything: 10 Questions With District 4 Congressional Candidates. 14 October 2008. "I have and will continue to support policy efforts to make abortion as rare as possible by encouraging adoption, providing adequate sex education that encourages responsible behavior, and improved public health services. Whether to terminate a pregnancy is not a matter that government should dictate; I stand by the Roe v. Wade decision." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. David's Opponent. 27 October 2011. "Lawson's defense of liberty stops with reproductive freedom; he would allow government to dictate these personal and family decisions. He favors repeal of Roe v. Wade and opposes a woman's right to choose, even in the case of rape or incest." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. David Price voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. David Price voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. David Price voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. David Price voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave David Price a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. David Price voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. David Price voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. David Price voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. David Price voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. David Price voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. David Price voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Dilation and extraction or "partial-birth" abortion procedures should be legal." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Any restrictions on late-term abortion should provide exceptions for the health of the mother, and the decision about the best method to use in the event of a late-term abortion must be left to the doctor and the patient. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Any restrictions on late-term abortion should provide exceptions for the health of the mother, and the decision about the best method to use in the event of a late-term abortion must be left to the doctor and the patient. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Any restrictions on late-term abortion should provide exceptions for the health of the mother, and the decision about the best method to use in the event of a late-term abortion must be left to the doctor and the patient. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected PRO-CHOICE for: "Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?" Other or Expanded principles: "I support a woman's right to choose as established in the Roe v. Wade decision. Any legislation to restrict late-term abortion must provide exceptions for the health of the mother and ensure that the decision about which method to use is made by the patient and her doctor."
  • David Price. WRAL - Ask Anything: 10 Questions With District 4 Congressional Candidates. 14 October 2008. "I have and will continue to support policy efforts to make abortion as rare as possible by encouraging adoption, providing adequate sex education that encourages responsible behavior, and improved public health services. Whether to terminate a pregnancy is not a matter that government should dictate; I stand by the Roe v. Wade decision." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. David's Opponent. 27 October 2011. "Lawson's defense of liberty stops with reproductive freedom; he would allow government to dictate these personal and family decisions. He favors repeal of Roe v. Wade and opposes a woman's right to choose, even in the case of rape or incest." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. David Price voted Nay on 05/04/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 748. 109th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. David Price voted Nay on 04/27/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 95. 112th Congress. Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood. David Price voted Nay on 02/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 509. 111th Congress. Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. David Price voted Nay on 11/07/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave David Price a rating of 100 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H AMDT 209. 109th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 05/25/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 6099. 110th Congress. Abortion Pain Bill. David Price voted Nay on 12/06/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. S 403. 110th Congress. Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act. David Price voted Nay on 09/26/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3660. 106th Congress. Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion. David Price voted Nay on 04/05/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 1017. 106th Congress. Abortion Funding Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 07/20/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 882. 106th Congress. Prison Abortion Funding Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 06/22/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 722. 106th Congress. Oversea Military Abortions Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 05/18/2000. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 156. 106th Congress. Overseas Military Abortion Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 06/09/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3682. 106th Congress. Child Custody Protection Act. David Price voted Nay on 07/15/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 643. 106th Congress. Abortion Private Funding Restoration Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 05/20/1998. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 187. 105th Congress. Overseas Military Facilities Abortion Amendment. David Price voted Yea on 06/19/1997. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 185. 103th Congress. Hyde Amendment. David Price voted Nay on 06/30/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 670. 103th Congress. Abortion Counseling Bill. David Price voted Yea on 03/25/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate abortion services from any federally funded health care plan."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Congress should eliminate federal funding for clinics and medical facilities that provide abortion services."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit the late-term abortion procedure known as "partial-birth" abortion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Prohibit public funding of abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Prohibit the dilation and extraction procedure, also known as "partial birth" abortion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should be illegal when the fetus is viable, with or without life support."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Eliminate public funding for abortions and public funding of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legally available."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Prohibit public funding of abortions and of organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Prohibit public funding of abortions and to organizations that advocate or perform abortions."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Medicare, Medicaid, and federal subsidies should be prohibited from being used on abortion procedures."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Abortions should always be legal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Abortions should always be illegal."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Dilation and extraction or "partial-birth" abortion procedures should be legal." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding abortion. Other or expanded principles: "Any restrictions on late-term abortion should provide exceptions for the health of the mother, and the decision about the best method to use in the event of a late-term abortion must be left to the doctor and the patient. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Pro-choice" for: "a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Any restrictions on late-term abortion should provide exceptions for the health of the mother, and the decision about the best method to use in the event of a late-term abortion must be left to the doctor and the patient. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Should federal subsidies be prohibited from being used for abortion procedures?" Abortion Issues Other or expanded principles: "Any restrictions on late-term abortion should provide exceptions for the health of the mother, and the decision about the best method to use in the event of a late-term abortion must be left to the doctor and the patient. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected PRO-CHOICE for: "Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?" Other or Expanded principles: "I support a woman's right to choose as established in the Roe v. Wade decision. Any legislation to restrict late-term abortion must provide exceptions for the health of the mother and ensure that the decision about which method to use is made by the patient and her doctor."

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "h) Income taxes (high-income families)" Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Getting us back on track toward a balanced budget will require all options -- spending cuts, revenue increases, and changes to entitlement programs -- to be on the table. I support a progressive tax policy that provides targeted relief to working families and small businesses, cracks down on corporate loopholes and tax evasion, and returns tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to their pre-Bush levels. These latter levels were compatible with the prosperity of the 1990s, during which we paid off a sizable portion of the national debt."
  • David Price. Bush to Congress: Schools, Hospitals, Highways, Vets and Seniors Can Wait. 14 February 2006. "This 2007 budget reveals the true cost of the Bush tax cuts and the Iraq war. Sadly, it's a cost that will have to be paid by millions of school children, senior citizens, military veterans, rural residents and families through cuts and freezes to vital federal services they count on. It's a budget that doesn't reflect the values of most Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: " do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?" Other or Expanded principles: "The federal budget is a statement of our priorities and values, and our first priority must be making America work again for working people, especially those who have lost their jobs in the Great Recession. We put people back to work by investing in them - through education, job training, infrastructure and innovation. That's also the best way to grow the economy and bring down the deficit."
  • David Price. Price: "The question should not be, 'How do we pay for Katrina?'." 20 October 2005. "The very notion that we should offset the $200 billion it could cost to help millions of American families and communities get back on their feet after a tragic disaster - while not offsetting the nearly $2 trillion cost of the Bush tax cuts, or the $250 billion we are spending in Iraq and Afghanistan - reeks of hypocrisy. And it actually worsens the fiscal meltdown of the last four years." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 4 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 83 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. David Price voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. David Price voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Getting our fiscal house in order will require a comprehensive approach that examines potential revenue sources as well as potential areas of savings. We should extend only those tax cuts that benefit the middle class and provide a real economic stimulus. We should reinstate pay-as-you-go budgeting, which helped us achieve the first surpluses in a generation during the 1990s. We should rein in wasteful spending. And we should take a reasoned, bipartisan approach to entitlement reform."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. h) Income taxes (high-income families)" Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Getting us back on track toward a balanced budget will require all options -- spending cuts, revenue increases, and changes to entitlement programs -- to be on the table. I support a progressive tax policy that provides targeted relief to working families and small businesses, cracks down on corporate loopholes and tax evasion, and returns tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to their pre-Bush levels. These latter levels were compatible with the prosperity of the 1990s, during which we paid off a sizable portion of the national debt."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 28 October 2011. "The economic policies enacted under President Bush have failed to support most families who are struggling with the rising costs of food, fuel, health care, and college tuition. David favors an economic agenda that provides real tax relief for North Carolina's working families and small businesses. In contrast to the Bush tax cuts that mostly favor wealthy Americans, David wants to extend marriage-penalty relief and the child tax credit, expand the ten percent individual income tax bracket, and liberalize expensing and depreciation for small businesses. Leading economists have endorsed these targeted tax cuts for the immediate stimulative effect they would have on our economy. They would also avoid the ruinous effect that the Bush tax cuts have had on our ballooning federal deficit." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives. 9 December 2010. "We oppose acceding to Republican demands to extend the Bush tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires for two reasons. First, it is fiscally irresponsible. Adding more than $900 billion to our national debt, as this proposal would do, handcuffs our ability to offer a balanced plan to achieve fiscal stability without a punishing effect on our current commitments, including Social Security and Medicare. Second, it is grossly unfair. This proposal will hurt, not help, the majority of Americans in the middle class and those working hard to get there. Even as Republicans seek to add billions more to our national debt in tax cuts to the wealthy, they oppose extending unemployment benefits to workers and resist COLA increases to seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Rep. Price: Statement For The Record On The Middle Class Tax Relief Act Of 2010. 16 December 2010. "Now, these positive elements must be weighed carefully against the major concessions that were made to Republicans during the negotiations that produced this bill. I am referring, of course, to the extension of the Bush tax cuts on income over $250,000, which will add over $100 billion to the deficit over the next two years while doing almost nothing to stimulate the economy. This isn't simply my personal opinion or the view of the Democratic Party: it is a fact confirmed by the Congressional Budget Office and any number of respected economists, and well understood by the American people. As I have already stated, the fact that the Republican leadership held this entire package hostage so that millionaires could get an average tax break of $100,000 per year tells us exactly where their true priorities lie: Tax cuts for the wealthy are clearly the 'holy grail' of their economic policy, to which all other policy outcomes are subjugated." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. The Budget Deficit. 21 June 2005. "So the strategy of the administration and the strategy of the Republican leadership here in the House to pretend that we are going broke in this country because of these domestic investments, who can believe that? Who can believe we are going too broke because we are doing too much cancer research or because we are building too many highways? The chart here pretty well tells the story. The Republican tax agenda worsens the deficit by $2 trillion. And the gentleman can confirm, we are talking about $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years and a worsened deficit situation because of the Bush tax cuts. And then if we take account of the alternative minimum tax and fix that, then that is another $600 billion." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. WRAL - Ask Anything: 10 Questions With District 4 Congressional Candidates. 14 October 2008. "Beyond cutting wasteful or ineffective programs, the two most obvious ways to increase federal revenue are allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire on schedule and responsibly ending the war in Iraq. At the same time, we must continue to make certain targeted investments that are essential to long-term economic growth and US competitiveness in the global marketplace: education, transportation infrastructure, and research are a few areas of particular importance in our area It's possible to do both - the Democratic budget I voted for earlier this year, for example, would make these important investments while bringing the budget into balance by 2012." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Bush to Congress: Schools, Hospitals, Highways, Vets and Seniors Can Wait. 14 February 2006. "This 2007 budget reveals the true cost of the Bush tax cuts and the Iraq war. Sadly, it's a cost that will have to be paid by millions of school children, senior citizens, military veterans, rural residents and families through cuts and freezes to vital federal services they count on. It's a budget that doesn't reflect the values of most Americans." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: " do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?" Other or Expanded principles: "The federal budget is a statement of our priorities and values, and our first priority must be making America work again for working people, especially those who have lost their jobs in the Great Recession. We put people back to work by investing in them - through education, job training, infrastructure and innovation. That's also the best way to grow the economy and bring down the deficit."
  • David Price. Price: "The question should not be, 'How do we pay for Katrina?'." 20 October 2005. "The very notion that we should offset the $200 billion it could cost to help millions of American families and communities get back on their feet after a tragic disaster - while not offsetting the nearly $2 trillion cost of the Bush tax cuts, or the $250 billion we are spending in Iraq and Afghanistan - reeks of hypocrisy. And it actually worsens the fiscal meltdown of the last four years." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 4 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 5 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • Citizens for Tax Justice. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Citizens for Tax Justice 83 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1836. 107th Congress. Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act, 2001. David Price voted Nay on 05/16/2001. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2488. 106th Congress. Financial Freedom Act of 1999. David Price voted Nay on 08/05/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "6) Do you support requiring a super-majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise taxes?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "3) Do you support eliminating the Internal Revenue Service?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "5) Do you support making President Bush's tax cuts permanent?" Budgetary, Spending, and Taxes, Part 3: Taxes (B) Other or expanded principles: "Getting our fiscal house in order will require a comprehensive approach that examines potential revenue sources as well as potential areas of savings. We should extend only those tax cuts that benefit the middle class and provide a real economic stimulus. We should reinstate pay-as-you-go budgeting, which helped us achieve the first surpluses in a generation during the 1990s. We should rein in wasteful spending. And we should take a reasoned, bipartisan approach to entitlement reform."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. f) $350,001 and above"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. h) Income taxes (high-income families)" Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Getting us back on track toward a balanced budget will require all options -- spending cuts, revenue increases, and changes to entitlement programs -- to be on the table. I support a progressive tax policy that provides targeted relief to working families and small businesses, cracks down on corporate loopholes and tax evasion, and returns tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to their pre-Bush levels. These latter levels were compatible with the prosperity of the 1990s, during which we paid off a sizable portion of the national debt."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "h) Income taxes (high-income families)" Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Getting us back on track toward a balanced budget will require all options -- spending cuts, revenue increases, and changes to entitlement programs -- to be on the table. I support a progressive tax policy that provides targeted relief to working families and small businesses, cracks down on corporate loopholes and tax evasion, and returns tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to their pre-Bush levels. These latter levels were compatible with the prosperity of the 1990s, during which we paid off a sizable portion of the national debt."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 28 October 2011. "The economic policies enacted under President Bush have failed to support most families who are struggling with the rising costs of food, fuel, health care, and college tuition. David favors an economic agenda that provides real tax relief for North Carolina's working families and small businesses. In contrast to the Bush tax cuts that mostly favor wealthy Americans, David wants to extend marriage-penalty relief and the child tax credit, expand the ten percent individual income tax bracket, and liberalize expensing and depreciation for small businesses. Leading economists have endorsed these targeted tax cuts for the immediate stimulative effect they would have on our economy. They would also avoid the ruinous effect that the Bush tax cuts have had on our ballooning federal deficit." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Letter to the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives. 9 December 2010. "We oppose acceding to Republican demands to extend the Bush tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires for two reasons. First, it is fiscally irresponsible. Adding more than $900 billion to our national debt, as this proposal would do, handcuffs our ability to offer a balanced plan to achieve fiscal stability without a punishing effect on our current commitments, including Social Security and Medicare. Second, it is grossly unfair. This proposal will hurt, not help, the majority of Americans in the middle class and those working hard to get there. Even as Republicans seek to add billions more to our national debt in tax cuts to the wealthy, they oppose extending unemployment benefits to workers and resist COLA increases to seniors." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Rep. Price: Statement For The Record On The Middle Class Tax Relief Act Of 2010. 16 December 2010. "Now, these positive elements must be weighed carefully against the major concessions that were made to Republicans during the negotiations that produced this bill. I am referring, of course, to the extension of the Bush tax cuts on income over $250,000, which will add over $100 billion to the deficit over the next two years while doing almost nothing to stimulate the economy. This isn't simply my personal opinion or the view of the Democratic Party: it is a fact confirmed by the Congressional Budget Office and any number of respected economists, and well understood by the American people. As I have already stated, the fact that the Republican leadership held this entire package hostage so that millionaires could get an average tax break of $100,000 per year tells us exactly where their true priorities lie: Tax cuts for the wealthy are clearly the 'holy grail' of their economic policy, to which all other policy outcomes are subjugated." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. The Budget Deficit. 21 June 2005. "So the strategy of the administration and the strategy of the Republican leadership here in the House to pretend that we are going broke in this country because of these domestic investments, who can believe that? Who can believe we are going too broke because we are doing too much cancer research or because we are building too many highways? The chart here pretty well tells the story. The Republican tax agenda worsens the deficit by $2 trillion. And the gentleman can confirm, we are talking about $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years and a worsened deficit situation because of the Bush tax cuts. And then if we take account of the alternative minimum tax and fix that, then that is another $600 billion." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. WRAL - Ask Anything: 10 Questions With District 4 Congressional Candidates. 14 October 2008. "Beyond cutting wasteful or ineffective programs, the two most obvious ways to increase federal revenue are allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire on schedule and responsibly ending the war in Iraq. At the same time, we must continue to make certain targeted investments that are essential to long-term economic growth and US competitiveness in the global marketplace: education, transportation infrastructure, and research are a few areas of particular importance in our area It's possible to do both - the Democratic budget I voted for earlier this year, for example, would make these important investments while bringing the budget into balance by 2012." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?" Other or Expanded principles: "Investments in small businesses, education, infrastructure, research and innovation are essential to America's economic growth, and that's why I will continue to support them. I also support restoring fairness to the tax code. We should extend the middle class tax cuts but insist that the wealthiest among us pay their fair share."
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave David Price a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. David Price voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. David Price voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?" Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues Other or expanded principles: "Recovery has three major components, each dependent on the others: investments to stimulate economic activity and create jobs, new rules for Wall Street to prevent the near-meltdown of our economy from recurring, and a return to fiscal sustainability and balance. "
  • David Price. Durham Herald-Sun Editorial - As we reflect on Labor Day. 6 September 2006. "We must prioritize investment in education and research to develop our workforce and provide greater job opportunities for the future. Tax policy should be reconfigured to benefit the middle class, encourage small business investment, provide an effective economic stimulus, and stop subsidizing the offshoring of jobs. Budget policies that have shortchanged transportation infrastructure, vocational education, and our community colleges must be repaired. The parties need to come together on workable legislation to encourage small businesses to offer health coverage, and the squeeze on student loans must be reversed." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. 14 July 2011. "Competition for the billions of dollars allocated under the Recovery Act was intense, and ultimately funds were distributed to 31 States, with half a billion dollars awarded to North Carolina. These funds will help our State achieve a goal set long ago--2-hour train service from Raleigh to Charlotte--and I'm happy to report that work is already well underway. And we know what comes next: Raleigh to Richmond. These planned rail investments will relieve congestion, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, make our neighborhoods more livable and environmentally sustainable, make our communities more attractive places to live and do business in the long term, and create well-paying construction and manufacturing jobs in the near term--20,000 jobs in North Carolina alone, as a matter of fact." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 27 October 2011. "The subprime mortgage crisis, general housing downturn, and resulting turmoil in the financial markets have damaged the U.S. economy and led many to believe the nation is in or on the brink of recession. Although the Triangle and much of North Carolina currently enjoy greater economic growth than the U.S. as a whole, we are not immune to these troubling national indicators. Congress has acted and continues to act to address our deteriorating economic situation, passing an economic stimulus package into law and considering several measures to mitigate the mortgage collapse." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Hails Passage of Economic Stimulus Bill. 29 January 2008. "In response, today the House passed an economic stimulus package that will help jumpstart the economy by encouraging consumer spending and business investment. The bill will provide tax rebates to working families, bringing 3.5 million North Carolina families an average rebate of $950. Economists report that the recipients of these targeted rebates are also the most likely to spend the money, so the bill will provide a direct stimulus to the economy. The legislation also includes tax breaks for small businesses to invest in new equipment and new facilities, and it will expand the availability of refinancing options for families at risk of losing their homes." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Renews Call for Infrastrucure Investments Ahead of Obama Jobs Speech. 7 September 2011. "In the current Congress, Rep. Price has advocated for investments in high speed rail projects, including the high-speed corridor connecting Raleigh to Charlotte, even as Republicans have attempted to rescind the investments Congress has already made through the Recovery Act and other measures. "High-speed rail is an integral part of forward-thinking transportation strategies because it reduces dependence on foreign oil, relieves congestion on roads and because rail is environmentally sustainable," Rep. Price said. "In addition to these long-term benefits, planned high-speed rail investments could create 20,000 jobs in North Carolina alone in the near term."" (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. WRAL - Ask Anything: 10 Questions With District 4 Congressional Candidates. 14 October 2010. "On the economic front we must address the financial and housing crises that engulf the nation, as well as find relief for high energy costs, which are hurting working families. That means establishing a tough and smart regulatory balance for our new financial architecture, taking action to stem the tide of home foreclosures, and helping those who have lost their homes gain affordable housing options. It means confronting the spike in energy prices in the short term and reducing our long-term dependence on foreign oil through conservation, efficiency, and alternative energy development. We also must restore order to our fiscal house, while supporting targeted investments in research and innovation - investments which have been integral to job creation and the lasting competitiveness of our region." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?" Other or Expanded principles: "Investments in small businesses, education, infrastructure, research and innovation are essential to America's economic growth, and that's why I will continue to support them. I also support restoring fairness to the tax code. We should extend the middle class tax cuts but insist that the wealthiest among us pay their fair share."
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave David Price a rating of 0 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. David Price voted Yea on 10/03/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 5297. 112th Congress. Small Business Lending Fund and Tax Law Amendments. David Price voted Yea on 09/23/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "5) Do you support using government funds in an effort to stimulate and improve the economy?" Budget, Spending, and Tax Issues Other or expanded principles: "Recovery has three major components, each dependent on the others: investments to stimulate economic activity and create jobs, new rules for Wall Street to prevent the near-meltdown of our economy from recurring, and a return to fiscal sustainability and balance. "
  • David Price. Durham Herald-Sun Editorial - As we reflect on Labor Day. 6 September 2006. "We must prioritize investment in education and research to develop our workforce and provide greater job opportunities for the future. Tax policy should be reconfigured to benefit the middle class, encourage small business investment, provide an effective economic stimulus, and stop subsidizing the offshoring of jobs. Budget policies that have shortchanged transportation infrastructure, vocational education, and our community colleges must be repaired. The parties need to come together on workable legislation to encourage small businesses to offer health coverage, and the squeeze on student loans must be reversed." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012. 14 July 2011. "Competition for the billions of dollars allocated under the Recovery Act was intense, and ultimately funds were distributed to 31 States, with half a billion dollars awarded to North Carolina. These funds will help our State achieve a goal set long ago--2-hour train service from Raleigh to Charlotte--and I'm happy to report that work is already well underway. And we know what comes next: Raleigh to Richmond. These planned rail investments will relieve congestion, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, make our neighborhoods more livable and environmentally sustainable, make our communities more attractive places to live and do business in the long term, and create well-paying construction and manufacturing jobs in the near term--20,000 jobs in North Carolina alone, as a matter of fact." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Jobs and the Economy. 27 October 2011. "The subprime mortgage crisis, general housing downturn, and resulting turmoil in the financial markets have damaged the U.S. economy and led many to believe the nation is in or on the brink of recession. Although the Triangle and much of North Carolina currently enjoy greater economic growth than the U.S. as a whole, we are not immune to these troubling national indicators. Congress has acted and continues to act to address our deteriorating economic situation, passing an economic stimulus package into law and considering several measures to mitigate the mortgage collapse." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Hails Passage of Economic Stimulus Bill. 29 January 2008. "In response, today the House passed an economic stimulus package that will help jumpstart the economy by encouraging consumer spending and business investment. The bill will provide tax rebates to working families, bringing 3.5 million North Carolina families an average rebate of $950. Economists report that the recipients of these targeted rebates are also the most likely to spend the money, so the bill will provide a direct stimulus to the economy. The legislation also includes tax breaks for small businesses to invest in new equipment and new facilities, and it will expand the availability of refinancing options for families at risk of losing their homes." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Renews Call for Infrastrucure Investments Ahead of Obama Jobs Speech. 7 September 2011. "In the current Congress, Rep. Price has advocated for investments in high speed rail projects, including the high-speed corridor connecting Raleigh to Charlotte, even as Republicans have attempted to rescind the investments Congress has already made through the Recovery Act and other measures. "High-speed rail is an integral part of forward-thinking transportation strategies because it reduces dependence on foreign oil, relieves congestion on roads and because rail is environmentally sustainable," Rep. Price said. "In addition to these long-term benefits, planned high-speed rail investments could create 20,000 jobs in North Carolina alone in the near term."" (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. WRAL - Ask Anything: 10 Questions With District 4 Congressional Candidates. 14 October 2010. "On the economic front we must address the financial and housing crises that engulf the nation, as well as find relief for high energy costs, which are hurting working families. That means establishing a tough and smart regulatory balance for our new financial architecture, taking action to stem the tide of home foreclosures, and helping those who have lost their homes gain affordable housing options. It means confronting the spike in energy prices in the short term and reducing our long-term dependence on foreign oil through conservation, efficiency, and alternative energy development. We also must restore order to our fiscal house, while supporting targeted investments in research and innovation - investments which have been integral to job creation and the lasting competitiveness of our region." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education" 1) Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "Balancing the budget should be a top priority for Congress. Unfortunately, the President and the Republican Congress have left our country with a legacy of deficit and debt that would make it very difficult to require the budget to balance immediately. Therefore, I support a gradual return to a balanced budget over the next five years, and any requirement of a balanced budget must provide exceptions for national emergencies."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education. Other or expanded principles: "I support upholding strong standards for our schools and educators, but federal education policy should not be about labeling schools negatively and discrediting public education without any remedy in mind. No Child Left Behind should be reformed in order to more effectively diagnose problems in public education and lay the basis for successful intervention."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Charting a course back to fiscal balance should be a top priority for Congress. While we cannot balance the budget with spending cuts alone, measured reductions in certain areas will allow us to focus our resources in other key areas and begin paying down the national debt. President Obama's freeze in non-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2011 was a good start, but I also support Secretary Gates' efforts to reduce defense spending, which accounts for half of all discretionary spending. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Charting a course back to fiscal balance should be a top priority for Congress. While we cannot balance the budget with spending cuts alone, measured reductions in certain areas will allow us to focus our resources in other key areas and begin paying down the national debt. President Obama's freeze in non-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2011 was a good start, but I also support Secretary Gates' efforts to reduce defense spending, which accounts for half of all discretionary spending. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Issue Position: Education. 27 October 2011. "As a lifelong educator, David Price knows that a good education opens the door to opportunity. From Head Start to graduate research, he is committed to fighting for quality education. North Carolina needs to hire more than 80,000 new teachers in the next 10 years, and David has a plan to recruit and train the best and brightest high school and community college students to help fill the gap. He is also working to strengthen community colleges and make higher education more affordable for every student with the desire and qualifications to attend. And he's fighting for fair and effective administration of the No Child Left Behind law together with the resources to make it work." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Education. 27 October 2011. "Supports common-sense changes in the No Child Left Behind law to improve teacher quality and student performance." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Celebrates Race to the Top Grant. 24 August 2010. "North Carolina has always been a leader in innovative education, and today's announcement of Recovery Act grant funding will reinforce that position. These resources to help train and retain the next generation of teachers will pay dividends for years to come, emphasizing common-sense measures that ensure every school can make the grade. And since the long-term strength of our economy depends upon a well-educated, well-trained workforce, this investment will put our state in a better position to recruit businesses and create jobs for Tar Heel state residents. I applaud Governor Perdue, Superintendent Atkinson, and our local education leaders for their willingness to explore new ways to ensure that every child who graduates in North Carolina is prepared to succeed. This is an achievement of the first order for our state and our young people." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?" Other or Expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe all children should have access to a quality K-12 public education and the opportunity to continue their studies after high school. While I support strong standards for our schools and educators, labeling schools as ?failing? without providing the resources they need to succeed is not the solution. We need a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools and makes college affordable for all. I am the author of a law that encourages the best and brightest students to become teachers and have introduced legislation to help states retain quality teachers."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Education. 27 October 2011. "I continue to regard education as my highest priority in Congress, from addressing the challenges of No Child Left Behind, which is due for renewal, to making sure children with disabilities have equal opportunities to learn." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. David Price voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. David Price voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?" Other or Expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe all children should have access to a quality K-12 public education and the opportunity to continue their studies after high school. While I support strong standards for our schools and educators, labeling schools as ?failing? without providing the resources they need to succeed is not the solution. We need a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools and makes college affordable for all. I am the author of a law that encourages the best and brightest students to become teachers and have introduced legislation to help states retain quality teachers."
  • David Price. HR 2300. 106th Congress. Academic Achievement for All Act. David Price voted Nay on 10/21/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1804. 104th Congress. Goals 2000: Educate America Act. David Price voted Yea on 03/23/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish "National Standards" for K-12 schools and encourage states to adopt them."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate the U.S. Department of Education."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Establish a nationwide competency test for teachers and encourage states to adopt it."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "2) Do you support the use of block grants given to states, rather than federal spending, in the following areas? b) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. 3) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Eliminate the Department of Education, thereby giving state and local government greater control over educational issues."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing in reading and math."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Local" for: "Indicate which level of government that should have primary responsibility for the following services. Select one level only. c) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Give all federal education funding to states in the form of block grants and allow them to spend it as they see fit."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Education. 27 October 2011. "I continue to regard education as my highest priority in Congress, from addressing the challenges of No Child Left Behind, which is due for renewal, to making sure children with disabilities have equal opportunities to learn." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Promote education flexibility by giving federal funds, in the form of block grants, to the states to spend it as they see fit."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Eliminate restrictions on federal education funding, giving educators or local school districts more flexibility to design and implement their programs."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Providing education is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category. d) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Using the key, indicate what federal funding levels you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. [?] d) Education"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Support national standards for and testing of public school students."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Eliminate all federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Support the federal government funding universal pre-K programs."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category, you can use a number more than once. d) Education" 1) Budget Priorities Other or expanded principles: "Balancing the budget should be a top priority for Congress. Unfortunately, the President and the Republican Congress have left our country with a legacy of deficit and debt that would make it very difficult to require the budget to balance immediately. Therefore, I support a gradual return to a balanced budget over the next five years, and any requirement of a balanced budget must provide exceptions for national emergencies."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students (No Child Left Behind)." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding education. Other or expanded principles: "I support upholding strong standards for our schools and educators, but federal education policy should not be about labeling schools negatively and discrediting public education without any remedy in mind. No Child Left Behind should be reformed in order to more effectively diagnose problems in public education and lay the basis for successful intervention."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Charting a course back to fiscal balance should be a top priority for Congress. While we cannot balance the budget with spending cuts alone, measured reductions in certain areas will allow us to focus our resources in other key areas and begin paying down the national debt. President Obama's freeze in non-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2011 was a good start, but I also support Secretary Gates' efforts to reduce defense spending, which accounts for half of all discretionary spending. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support federal funding for K-12 school vouchers?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "d) Education" Indicate what federal funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category- you can use a number more than once. Other or expanded principles: "Charting a course back to fiscal balance should be a top priority for Congress. While we cannot balance the budget with spending cuts alone, measured reductions in certain areas will allow us to focus our resources in other key areas and begin paying down the national debt. President Obama's freeze in non-security discretionary spending for fiscal year 2011 was a good start, but I also support Secretary Gates' efforts to reduce defense spending, which accounts for half of all discretionary spending. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support federal funding for charter schools?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support federal funding for universal pre-K programs?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support federal education standards and testing requirements for K-12 students?" Education Issues Other or expanded principles: "As a former educator, I believe the federal government has a responsibility to ensure every American child has a quality K-12 education and an opportunity to continue their studies after high school. I support strong standards for our schools and educators, but labeling schools as "failing" without providing them the resources they need is not the solution. We should be taking a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools, incorporates other options such as charter and magnet schools, and makes college affordable for all. I am currently sponsoring legislation to help retain quality teachers. "
  • David Price. Issue Position: Education. 27 October 2011. "As a lifelong educator, David Price knows that a good education opens the door to opportunity. From Head Start to graduate research, he is committed to fighting for quality education. North Carolina needs to hire more than 80,000 new teachers in the next 10 years, and David has a plan to recruit and train the best and brightest high school and community college students to help fill the gap. He is also working to strengthen community colleges and make higher education more affordable for every student with the desire and qualifications to attend. And he's fighting for fair and effective administration of the No Child Left Behind law together with the resources to make it work." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Education. 27 October 2011. "Supports common-sense changes in the No Child Left Behind law to improve teacher quality and student performance." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Celebrates Race to the Top Grant. 24 August 2010. "North Carolina has always been a leader in innovative education, and today's announcement of Recovery Act grant funding will reinforce that position. These resources to help train and retain the next generation of teachers will pay dividends for years to come, emphasizing common-sense measures that ensure every school can make the grade. And since the long-term strength of our economy depends upon a well-educated, well-trained workforce, this investment will put our state in a better position to recruit businesses and create jobs for Tar Heel state residents. I applaud Governor Perdue, Superintendent Atkinson, and our local education leaders for their willingness to explore new ways to ensure that every child who graduates in North Carolina is prepared to succeed. This is an achievement of the first order for our state and our young people." (votesmart.org)

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Vote Smart's Research

  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund endorsed David Price in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, EPA. 23 September 2011. "We are writing to express our support for the Environmental Protection Agency's final Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule. This important public health standard will prevent approximately 34,000 premature deaths, more than 15,000 heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 4000,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1,8 million lost workdays annually. The aggregate health benefits will save up to $280 billion annually in avoided costs, at only a cost of only $800 million. This 350-1 benefit to cost ratio represents a great deal for the public and an opportunity to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of American metropolitan areas. In concert with other improvements to state and federal regulations, it will reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 73% and 54%, respectively, by 2014." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?" Other or Expanded principles: "Climate change is a global crisis, and it requires a global response. The United States must support and comply with negotiated international agreements that include mandatory emissions targets. In Congress, I have supported market-based solutions to curbing pollution, including cap and trade exchanges. I believe strongly in protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, and I have worked with my colleagues to preserve our nation?s public lands for future generations."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Climate Change. "I agree with most leaders and experts in this field who believe that voluntary measures are not enough to address the problem of climate change. International agreements on mandatory, enforceable caps on greenhouse gas emissions are essential, and the U.S. needs to enact laws - and support state efforts - to meet its obligations in this regard." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Rep. Price Issues Statement On Earth Day. 21 April 2010. "Perhaps our most acute challenge -- and one we have ignored for far too long -- is climate change. This is no idle threat: Scientists tell us that we must reduce emissions by roughly 80 percent by mid-century to avoid a dangerous climate tipping point. As the world's largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases, our nation has a unique responsibility to work towards a comprehensive emissions solution that includes a 21st century energy policy. We must find the political will to do just that." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Statement on Earth Day. 22 April 2009. "We must think globally as well, and continue to work towards a comprehensive solution to dramatically curb our greenhouse gas emissions and address the threats of climate change - a threat that our government ignored for far too long. I am pleased that House and committee leadership have recently released draft legislation that would establish a market-based cap and trade policy to serve as a basis for discussion of comprehensive clean energy legislation. This is no idle threat we now face: scientists tell us that we must reduce emissions by roughly 80 percent by mid-century to avoid a dangerous climate tipping point. As the world's largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases, our nation must be a leader in finding clean energy solutions that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, create a new generation of jobs, and provide climate and energy security for us and the generations to come." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Environment. 27 October 2011. "The preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that human activities are a major factor in climate change, and that climate change can have devastating effects on human health , agriculture, weather disasters, and the availability of vital resources around the globe. As the world comes to terms with the most critical global environmental issue of our generation, David believes the United States should be taking a much more active role in curbing its emissions of greenhouse gases. He knows we can find clean energy solutions that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while also creating a new generation of jobs at home and securing energy sources for generations to come. He is a cosponsor of both the Safe Climate Act and the Climate Stewardship Act, which would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. over time through a market-driven approach." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Energy and Gas Prices. 27 October 2011. "In late December, Congress took a significant step forward by approving the Energy Independence and Security Act, which mandated long overdue improvements in fuel economy standards for vehicles. This change alone will reduce oil consumption by 1.1 million gallons per day in 2020 and lead to a reduction in greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 28 million cars and trucks off the road. The bill also strengthened energy efficiency standards for appliances and "green building," and it boosted federal research on renewable and alternative energy technologies." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. 6 April 2011. "I rise in opposition to H.R. 910. While cynically called the Energy Tax Prevention Act by its sponsors, the bill could more aptly be named the ``Dirty Air Act''. This legislation would overturn EPA's scientific finding that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare, which stemmed from a landmark 2007 Supreme Court decision, and prevent the EPA from using the Clean Air Act--now or in the future--to limit greenhouse gas pollution from power plants and other industrial sources. This reckless and misguided attack on our environment and public health will allow more pollution into the air we breathe and threaten the health of Americans across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but on a critical global crisis like climate change, our government should also support international mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but on a critical global crisis like climate change, our government should also support international mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "The Clear Skies Act fails to adequately protect public health and the environment. Further, it does not address the problem of global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "The Clear Skies Act fails to adequately protect public health and the environment. Further, it does not address the problem of global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "The Clear Skies Act fails to adequately protect public health and the environment. Further, it does not address the problem of global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation." 7. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support concerning the environment? Other or expanded principles: "I support a broader, ecosystem-based approach to species conservation, sus- tainable forest management, & strong Clean Water/Safe Drinking Water legis."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector."
  • David Price. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). David Price voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. David Price voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund endorsed David Price in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Letter to the Honorable Lisa Jackson, EPA. 23 September 2011. "We are writing to express our support for the Environmental Protection Agency's final Cross-State Air Pollution Control Rule. This important public health standard will prevent approximately 34,000 premature deaths, more than 15,000 heart attacks, 19,000 cases of acute bronchitis, 4000,000 cases of aggravated asthma, and 1,8 million lost workdays annually. The aggregate health benefits will save up to $280 billion annually in avoided costs, at only a cost of only $800 million. This 350-1 benefit to cost ratio represents a great deal for the public and an opportunity to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of American metropolitan areas. In concert with other improvements to state and federal regulations, it will reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide by 73% and 54%, respectively, by 2014." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?" Other or Expanded principles: "Climate change is a global crisis, and it requires a global response. The United States must support and comply with negotiated international agreements that include mandatory emissions targets. In Congress, I have supported market-based solutions to curbing pollution, including cap and trade exchanges. I believe strongly in protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, and I have worked with my colleagues to preserve our nation?s public lands for future generations."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Climate Change. "I agree with most leaders and experts in this field who believe that voluntary measures are not enough to address the problem of climate change. International agreements on mandatory, enforceable caps on greenhouse gas emissions are essential, and the U.S. needs to enact laws - and support state efforts - to meet its obligations in this regard." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Rep. Price Issues Statement On Earth Day. 21 April 2010. "Perhaps our most acute challenge -- and one we have ignored for far too long -- is climate change. This is no idle threat: Scientists tell us that we must reduce emissions by roughly 80 percent by mid-century to avoid a dangerous climate tipping point. As the world's largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases, our nation has a unique responsibility to work towards a comprehensive emissions solution that includes a 21st century energy policy. We must find the political will to do just that." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Statement on Earth Day. 22 April 2009. "We must think globally as well, and continue to work towards a comprehensive solution to dramatically curb our greenhouse gas emissions and address the threats of climate change - a threat that our government ignored for far too long. I am pleased that House and committee leadership have recently released draft legislation that would establish a market-based cap and trade policy to serve as a basis for discussion of comprehensive clean energy legislation. This is no idle threat we now face: scientists tell us that we must reduce emissions by roughly 80 percent by mid-century to avoid a dangerous climate tipping point. As the world's largest per capita emitter of greenhouse gases, our nation must be a leader in finding clean energy solutions that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, create a new generation of jobs, and provide climate and energy security for us and the generations to come." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Environment. 27 October 2011. "The preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that human activities are a major factor in climate change, and that climate change can have devastating effects on human health , agriculture, weather disasters, and the availability of vital resources around the globe. As the world comes to terms with the most critical global environmental issue of our generation, David believes the United States should be taking a much more active role in curbing its emissions of greenhouse gases. He knows we can find clean energy solutions that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels while also creating a new generation of jobs at home and securing energy sources for generations to come. He is a cosponsor of both the Safe Climate Act and the Climate Stewardship Act, which would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. over time through a market-driven approach." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Energy and Gas Prices. 27 October 2011. "In late December, Congress took a significant step forward by approving the Energy Independence and Security Act, which mandated long overdue improvements in fuel economy standards for vehicles. This change alone will reduce oil consumption by 1.1 million gallons per day in 2020 and lead to a reduction in greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 28 million cars and trucks off the road. The bill also strengthened energy efficiency standards for appliances and "green building," and it boosted federal research on renewable and alternative energy technologies." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011. 6 April 2011. "I rise in opposition to H.R. 910. While cynically called the Energy Tax Prevention Act by its sponsors, the bill could more aptly be named the ``Dirty Air Act''. This legislation would overturn EPA's scientific finding that greenhouse gases endanger human health and welfare, which stemmed from a landmark 2007 Supreme Court decision, and prevent the EPA from using the Clean Air Act--now or in the future--to limit greenhouse gas pollution from power plants and other industrial sources. This reckless and misguided attack on our environment and public health will allow more pollution into the air we breathe and threaten the health of Americans across the country." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support strengthening fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "c) Do you support allowing energy producers to trade carbon credits under a "cap and trade" system?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support international emissions targets aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?" Environment and Energy Issues Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but regarding a global crisis like climate change, our government should also support internationally negotiated mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but on a critical global crisis like climate change, our government should also support international mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits under "cap and trade" laws." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "I support encouraging better environmental stewardship voluntarily, but on a critical global crisis like climate change, our government should also support international mandatory emissions targets."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "The Clear Skies Act fails to adequately protect public health and the environment. Further, it does not address the problem of global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "m) Support the Kyoto Protocol to limit global warming." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "The Clear Skies Act fails to adequately protect public health and the environment. Further, it does not address the problem of global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Support Clear Skies Act to reduce power plant emissions by setting a national cap on pollutants."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding the environment and energy. Other or expanded principles: "The Clear Skies Act fails to adequately protect public health and the environment. Further, it does not address the problem of global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls and fuel efficiency standards on all gasoline and diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "k) Allow energy producers to trade pollution credits."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Support the U.S. re-entering the Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "d) Support the U.S. re-entering the current Kyoto treaty process to limit global warming."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "j) Reduce current federal regulations on the environment."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Reduce government regulation of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel-powered engines, including cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Strengthen the regulation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "h) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Promote the selling of pollution credits between nations to encourage industries to decrease pollution levels."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Impose stricter national air quality standards."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Adhere to the United Nations treaty regarding global climate change."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Eliminate government regulations of the private sector in order to encourage investment and economic expansion."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "l) Promote the selling of pollution credits to encourage industries to decrease amount of pollution."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) Strengthen emission controls on all gasoline or diesel powered engines, including cars and trucks."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Phase in a prohibition of pollution causing products such as gas powered autos and lawn mowers."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Encourage further market based strategies to clean up the environment such as pollution credits."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Consider further increasing federal taxes on gasoline and diesel fuels."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Pass stronger clean water and clean air legislation." 7. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support concerning the environment? Other or expanded principles: "I support a broader, ecosystem-based approach to species conservation, sus- tainable forest management, & strong Clean Water/Safe Drinking Water legis."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Tax high-level energy users (businesses and individuals) to discourage excessive energy use and pay for environmental cleanup."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Eliminate government regulations to encourage investment and economic expansion of the private sector."
  • David Price. HR 2454. 111th Congress. Energy and Environmental Law Amendments ("Cap and Trade"). David Price voted Yea on 06/26/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 910. 112th Congress. Energy Tax Prevention Act. David Price voted Nay on 04/07/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of Environment America 100 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2006 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2004 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Sierra Club. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Sierra Club endorsed David Price in the 2002 general election. (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. David's Opponent. 27 October 2011. "Lawson strongly disagrees with reasonable restrictions that keep guns out of the hands of those who would do harm. He authored and worked to pass a resolution at the Republican state convention that called for the elimination of no-carry zones across the state. Elimination of those zones would allow concealed handguns in areas like schools and college campuses, state and federal government office buildings, financial institutions, and even public gatherings like parades." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: " Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?" Other or Expanded principles: "We must institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people - such as North Carolina's instant background check - and I believe this can be done without denying law abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting and sporting purposes."
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed David Price in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed David Price in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave David Price a grade of 9." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. David Price voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. David Price voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. David Price voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. David Price voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. David Price voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. David Price voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. David Price voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons." 1. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of crime? Other or expanded principles: "My support for all is in reference to the specific provisions contained in the crime bill conference report. I also support more funding for prisons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors." 1. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of crime? Other or expanded principles: "My support for all is in reference to the specific provisions contained in the crime bill conference report. I also support more funding for prisons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms." Indicate which principles you support concerning gun issues. Other or expanded principles: "Concentrate on breaking up the illegal trafficking in guns, especially to juveniles. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns." On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people, and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. For example, I support the instant criminal background check, penalties for states that fail to provide the required information for the background check database, and a ban on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons and high capacity ammunition."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns." On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people, and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. For example, I support the instant criminal background check, penalties for states that fail to provide the required information for the background check database, and a ban on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons and high capacity ammunition."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. David's Opponent. 27 October 2011. "Lawson strongly disagrees with reasonable restrictions that keep guns out of the hands of those who would do harm. He authored and worked to pass a resolution at the Republican state convention that called for the elimination of no-carry zones across the state. Elimination of those zones would allow concealed handguns in areas like schools and college campuses, state and federal government office buildings, financial institutions, and even public gatherings like parades." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: " Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?" Other or Expanded principles: "We must institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people - such as North Carolina's instant background check - and I believe this can be done without denying law abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting and sporting purposes."
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence 100 percent from 1988-2003 (Senate) or 1991-2003 (House)." (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed David Price in the 2008 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Project Vote Smart: Interest Group Endorsements. 04/18/2012. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed David Price in the 2010 general election. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave David Price a grade of 9." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 6842. 110th Congress. Repealing Portions of the D.C. Firearm Ban. David Price voted Nay on 09/17/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H AMDT 1156. 110th Congress. Trigger Lock Amendment. David Price voted Nay on 06/28/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. S 397. 109th Congress. Firearms Manufacturers Protection Bill. David Price voted Nay on 10/20/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2122. 106th Congress. Mandatory Gun Show Background Check Act. David Price voted Nay on 06/18/1999. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 4296. 104th Congress. Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons. David Price voted Yea on 05/05/1994. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 1025. 103th Congress. Brady Handgun Bill. David Price voted Yea on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H Amdt 390. 103th Congress. Instant Background Checks for Gun Purchase Amendment. David Price voted Nay on 11/10/1993. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the public sale of assault weapons." 1. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of crime? Other or expanded principles: "My support for all is in reference to the specific provisions contained in the crime bill conference report. I also support more funding for prisons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "Impose a national ban on the sale of handguns to minors." 1. If elected to Congress, which of the following general principles or specific proposals will you support to address the problem of crime? Other or expanded principles: "My support for all is in reference to the specific provisions contained in the crime bill conference report. I also support more funding for prisons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease procedures on the purchase and registration of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Implement tighter restrictions on firearm sales in an effort to hinder terrorist groups from stockpiling weapon arsenals."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal all bans and measures that restrict law-abiding citizens from owning legally-obtained firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed firearms that are legally owned and registered."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "c) Maintain all federal registration procedures and restrictions on possessing firearms." Indicate which principles you support concerning gun issues. Other or expanded principles: "Concentrate on breaking up the illegal trafficking in guns, especially to juveniles. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Expand the nationwide ban on the sale or transfer of assault weapons to include all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Increase federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Favor allowing citizens to carry concealed firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require manufacturers to provide child-safety locks on guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "k) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "j) Require background checks of gun buyers at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "i) Raise the minimum age for ownership of handguns from 18 to 21."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Ban the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Renew the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "h) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "f) Require background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Allow citizens to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "d) Repeal federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Reauthorize the ban on the sale or transfer of semi-automatic guns, except those used for hunting."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Maintain and strengthen the current level of enforcement of existing federal restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Require a license for gun possession."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Ban the sale, ownership or possession of handguns except by law enforcement and other government officials."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Greatly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. c) Enforcement of existing restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns." On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people, and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. For example, I support the instant criminal background check, penalties for states that fail to provide the required information for the background check database, and a ban on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons and high capacity ammunition."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Slightly Increase" for: "On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. d) Restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns." On (c) and (d), indicate what levels (#1-6) you support for the following categories. Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people, and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. For example, I support the instant criminal background check, penalties for states that fail to provide the required information for the background check database, and a ban on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons and high capacity ammunition."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow individuals to carry concealed guns."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Do you support a ban on assault rifles?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you believe that the Second Amendment guarantees the right of individual citizens to own guns?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?" Gun Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe we should institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people--such as North Carolina's instant background check--and I believe this can be done without denying law-abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting, and sporting purposes. "

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected NO for: " Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?" Other or Expanded principles: "I am strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which will make affordable coverage available to millions of uninsured Americans and will make care more comprehensive and reliable for millions more. Constituents frequently tell me that the new law has helped them by allowing their children to be covered under the family?s insurance policy, their mother to receive cheaper prescription drugs, or their spouse to get free preventative screenings for diseases like cancer. I voted for the ACA and will continue to oppose efforts to repeal it."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Healthcare. 27 October 2011. "Voted to help 32 million Americans afford health care who do not get it today." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. David Price voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans.""
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support regarding America's health care system. Other or expanded principles: "Encourage experiments with tax-free medical savings accounts to be sure they provide an option. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues. Other or expanded principles: "i.) I support a ban on reproductive but not therapeutic cloning. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health. Other or expanded principles: "I support the FDA's policy to allow the importation of prescription drugs for personal use. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I was a strong supporter of the landmark health insurance reform legislation enacted by the 111th Congress, which will provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and make care more affordable and reliable for millions more. I was disappointed that the final law did not include a publicly-administered health insurance option, and I have since cosponsored legislation that would create a public option on the new "exchanges." I am also open to additional measures that would encourage mediation over malpractice litigation."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I was a strong supporter of the landmark health insurance reform legislation enacted by the 111th Congress, which will provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and make care more affordable and reliable for millions more. I was disappointed that the final law did not include a publicly-administered health insurance option, and I have since cosponsored legislation that would create a public option on the new "exchanges." I am also open to additional measures that would encourage mediation over malpractice litigation."
  • David Price. Affordable Health Care For America Act. 7 November 2009. "Landmark reforms--Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid--these things do not come easily. We were sent to Congress this year to do what is difficult. Despite the efforts of some shrill voices, we are on the verge of overcoming the special interests that halted reform more than a decade ago, to deliver on landmark legislation that will make a positive difference in the life of every American. It is an historical moment, an essential investment in our nation's long-term fiscal and economic well-being, and it's long overdue. I urge my colleagues to vote yes on the Affordable Health Care for America Act." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Health Care And The Deficit. 6 January 2011. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act corrects the failures of the current system without compromising the many strengths that we know that it has. And so it's very disconcerting here in this first week of the new Congress to see our Republican colleagues not only going after the protections in the health care law, but also almost immediately abandoning their commitment to fiscal discipline." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Healthcare.gov Launches: Rep. Price Urges Consumers to Take Advantage of Health Insurance Information Clearinghouse. 1 July 2010. "Today, Rep. David Price (D-NC) urged North Carolina consumers to take advantage of the newly launched Healthcare.gov, the first website to provide consumers information on public and private health coverage options tailored specifically to their needs. Establishing an online clearinghouse for health insurance information was required by the Affordable Care Act, the major health insurance reform legislation signed into law earlier this year. "When Triangle residents shop for anything, they know information is power, and this puts power back into their hands," Rep. Price said. "For too long, the insurance market has been almost impossible to navigate. Healthcare.gov gives consumers and small businesses a tool to compare all of the insurance options available, and choose the one that works best for them." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Healthcare. 27 October 2011. "Voted to help 32 million Americans afford health care who do not get it today." (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2. 112th Congress. Repealing the Health Care Bill. David Price voted Nay on 01/19/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1994 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "Support President Clinton's position for a "comprehensive health care plan for all Americans.""
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "i) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support regarding America's health care system. Other or expanded principles: "Encourage experiments with tax-free medical savings accounts to be sure they provide an option. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) The federal government has no responsibility in providing health care."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health issues. Other or expanded principles: "i.) I support a ban on reproductive but not therapeutic cloning. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "b) Implement a universal health care program to guarantee coverage to all Americans regardless of income."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Providing health care is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "a) Implement a universal healthcare program to guarantee coverage to all Americans, regardless of income." Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding health. Other or expanded principles: "I support the FDA's policy to allow the importation of prescription drugs for personal use. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Providing healthcare is not a responsibility of the federal government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "b) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I was a strong supporter of the landmark health insurance reform legislation enacted by the 111th Congress, which will provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and make care more affordable and reliable for millions more. I was disappointed that the final law did not include a publicly-administered health insurance option, and I have since cosponsored legislation that would create a public option on the new "exchanges." I am also open to additional measures that would encourage mediation over malpractice litigation."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a publicly-administered health insurance option?" Health Issues Other or expanded principles: "I was a strong supporter of the landmark health insurance reform legislation enacted by the 111th Congress, which will provide coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and make care more affordable and reliable for millions more. I was disappointed that the final law did not include a publicly-administered health insurance option, and I have since cosponsored legislation that would create a public option on the new "exchanges." I am also open to additional measures that would encourage mediation over malpractice litigation."
  • David Price. Affordable Health Care For America Act. 7 November 2009. "Landmark reforms--Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid--these things do not come easily. We were sent to Congress this year to do what is difficult. Despite the efforts of some shrill voices, we are on the verge of overcoming the special interests that halted reform more than a decade ago, to deliver on landmark legislation that will make a positive difference in the life of every American. It is an historical moment, an essential investment in our nation's long-term fiscal and economic well-being, and it's long overdue. I urge my colleagues to vote yes on the Affordable Health Care for America Act." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Health Care And The Deficit. 6 January 2011. "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act corrects the failures of the current system without compromising the many strengths that we know that it has. And so it's very disconcerting here in this first week of the new Congress to see our Republican colleagues not only going after the protections in the health care law, but also almost immediately abandoning their commitment to fiscal discipline." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Healthcare.gov Launches: Rep. Price Urges Consumers to Take Advantage of Health Insurance Information Clearinghouse. 1 July 2010. "Today, Rep. David Price (D-NC) urged North Carolina consumers to take advantage of the newly launched Healthcare.gov, the first website to provide consumers information on public and private health coverage options tailored specifically to their needs. Establishing an online clearinghouse for health insurance information was required by the Affordable Care Act, the major health insurance reform legislation signed into law earlier this year. "When Triangle residents shop for anything, they know information is power, and this puts power back into their hands," Rep. Price said. "For too long, the insurance market has been almost impossible to navigate. Healthcare.gov gives consumers and small businesses a tool to compare all of the insurance options available, and choose the one that works best for them." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected NO for: " Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?" Other or Expanded principles: "I am strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which will make affordable coverage available to millions of uninsured Americans and will make care more comprehensive and reliable for millions more. Constituents frequently tell me that the new law has helped them by allowing their children to be covered under the family?s insurance policy, their mother to receive cheaper prescription drugs, or their spouse to get free preventative screenings for diseases like cancer. I voted for the ACA and will continue to oppose efforts to repeal it."

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "As Chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I have worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who commit serious crimes, leading to record numbers of deported criminals. Local police assist in identifying criminal aliens, but enforcement decisions are left to federal immigration agents. I've also overseen major new investments in border security, increasing the size of the Border Patrol by 70% since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems, and we must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow responsible immigrant families to perform needed work and attain legal status."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "As Chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I have worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who commit serious crimes, leading to record numbers of deported criminals. Local police assist in identifying criminal aliens, but enforcement decisions are left to federal immigration agents. I've also overseen major new investments in border security, increasing the size of the Border Patrol by 70% since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems, and we must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow responsible immigrant families to perform needed work and attain legal status."
  • David Price. Price Hails Passage Of Dream Act. 8 December 2010. "The DREAM Act is a carefully targeted bill that creates a pathway to citizenship for hardworking young people who were brought to this country as children. It requires that they be of good moral character and demonstrate their commitment to their own future and that of their community by seeking higher education or volunteering for military service. In short, it provides deserving young people a shot at the American dream, which is the right thing to do. The DREAM Act also serves an important homeland security goal. Our immigration enforcement dollars should be--and increasing have been during my tenure as Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee--targeted at removing criminal aliens. It makes little sense to expend resources and manpower to deport young people who have made this country their own and who want to serve in the military or attain higher education. By granting these young people legal status, The DREAM Act will allow us to continue focusing our enforcement efforts on the most serious offenders in our communities." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. David Price voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. David Price voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Allow legalization for certain illegal immigrants working in the U.S."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 27 October 2011. "For those who insist on enforcement first, much has already been accomplished in this area and more is on the way. The 110th Congress has made remarkable strides, going beyond the president's funding requests and putting sensible priorities in place, both for border personnel and infrastructure and for interior enforcement. In the end, however, our ability to cut the Gordian Knot of illegal immigration through funding bills is very limited. Sooner or later, we must enact a comprehensive, pragmatic program that attacks all aspects of the problem. We must combine worker programs, based on the legitimate needs of employers, with a path to legal residency for law-abiding immigrants, serious enforcement of employment laws, and the protection of our borders. Only in this way can we truly address the interconnected and complicated challenges of immigration in America." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Delivers Major Speech on Homeland Security. 23 June 2008. "The current Administration made some effort last year to promote comprehensive immigration reform, but it now seems to have turned 180 degrees toward an enforcement-only approach. This might be interpreted as an attempt to appeal to the most hard-line anti-immigrant segment of the population, but some have painted it as an effort to drive home the need for immigration reform by inflicting pain on businesses and communities who depend on these workers. If it really is some sort of perverse "tough medicine" policy, I find it doubly hard to understand, given the negative impacts on hardworking immigrants and their children, and because it has tradeoffs with other activities that could be helping to make our country safer." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Statement by Rep. Price on President Bush's Speech on Immigration. 16 May 2006. "I am encouraged that the President is showing some leadership on this complex and divisive issue. I have long supported a comprehensive approach to fixing our broken immigration system, which would bolster security at the border, create a fair and orderly process to determine the legal status of immigrants currently in the country, and allow for the legal employment of foreign workers where labor shortages exist in the economy. I hope the President will use his influence to convince the more reactionary elements of his party to support a comprehensive immigration reform bill that addresses the issue in its entirety." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected NO for: " Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?" Other or Expanded principles: "As chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who have been convicted of serious crimes. Although local police assist in identifying criminal aliens among their inmate populations, enforcement decisions are left to federal law enforcement. I also oversaw major new investments in border security, increasing the size of our border patrol by 70 percent since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems. We must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow law-abiding immigrants who perform needed work to earn their way to legal status."
  • David Price. Price Hails Passage Of Dream Act. 8 December 2010. "The DREAM Act is a carefully targeted bill that creates a pathway to citizenship for hardworking young people who were brought to this country as children. It requires that they be of good moral character and demonstrate their commitment to their own future and that of their community by seeking higher education or volunteering for military service. In short, it provides deserving young people a shot at the American dream, which is the right thing to do. The DREAM Act also serves an important homeland security goal. Our immigration enforcement dollars should be--and increasing have been during my tenure as Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee--targeted at removing criminal aliens. It makes little sense to expend resources and manpower to deport young people who have made this country their own and who want to serve in the military or attain higher education. By granting these young people legal status, The DREAM Act will allow us to continue focusing our enforcement efforts on the most serious offenders in our communities." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 90 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 5281. 112th Congress. DREAM Act. David Price voted Yea on 12/08/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 4437. 109th Congress. Border Security Bill. David Price voted Nay on 12/16/2005. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "g) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive US citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1996 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "c) Ease citizenship requirements in order to make it easier for immigrants to become United States citizens."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Children of illegal immigrants, born in the United States, should not automatically receive U.S. citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Grant U.S. citizenship to children born in the US only if their parents immigrated legally."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Prohibit states from passing laws that deny human services (medical care, education) to illegal immigrants or their children."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected NO for: " Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?" Other or Expanded principles: "As chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who have been convicted of serious crimes. Although local police assist in identifying criminal aliens among their inmate populations, enforcement decisions are left to federal law enforcement. I also oversaw major new investments in border security, increasing the size of our border patrol by 70 percent since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems. We must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow law-abiding immigrants who perform needed work to earn their way to legal status."
  • David Price. Statement by Rep. Price on President Bush's Speech on Immigration. 16 May 2006. "I am encouraged that the President is showing some leadership on this complex and divisive issue. I have long supported a comprehensive approach to fixing our broken immigration system, which would bolster security at the border, create a fair and orderly process to determine the legal status of immigrants currently in the country, and allow for the legal employment of foreign workers where labor shortages exist in the economy. I hope the President will use his influence to convince the more reactionary elements of his party to support a comprehensive immigration reform bill that addresses the issue in its entirety." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Delivers Major Speech on Homeland Security. 23 June 2008. "The current Administration made some effort last year to promote comprehensive immigration reform, but it now seems to have turned 180 degrees toward an enforcement-only approach. This might be interpreted as an attempt to appeal to the most hard-line anti-immigrant segment of the population, but some have painted it as an effort to drive home the need for immigration reform by inflicting pain on businesses and communities who depend on these workers. If it really is some sort of perverse "tough medicine" policy, I find it doubly hard to understand, given the negative impacts on hardworking immigrants and their children, and because it has tradeoffs with other activities that could be helping to make our country safer." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Immigration Reform. 27 October 2011. "For those who insist on enforcement first, much has already been accomplished in this area and more is on the way. The 110th Congress has made remarkable strides, going beyond the president's funding requests and putting sensible priorities in place, both for border personnel and infrastructure and for interior enforcement. In the end, however, our ability to cut the Gordian Knot of illegal immigration through funding bills is very limited. Sooner or later, we must enact a comprehensive, pragmatic program that attacks all aspects of the problem. We must combine worker programs, based on the legitimate needs of employers, with a path to legal residency for law-abiding immigrants, serious enforcement of employment laws, and the protection of our borders. Only in this way can we truly address the interconnected and complicated challenges of immigration in America." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Do you support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "As Chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I have worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who commit serious crimes, leading to record numbers of deported criminals. Local police assist in identifying criminal aliens, but enforcement decisions are left to federal immigration agents. I've also overseen major new investments in border security, increasing the size of the Border Patrol by 70% since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems, and we must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow responsible immigrant families to perform needed work and attain legal status."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "d) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?" Immigration Issues Other or expanded principles: "As Chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I have worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who commit serious crimes, leading to record numbers of deported criminals. Local police assist in identifying criminal aliens, but enforcement decisions are left to federal immigration agents. I've also overseen major new investments in border security, increasing the size of the Border Patrol by 70% since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems, and we must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow responsible immigrant families to perform needed work and attain legal status."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "g) Illegal immigrants should be given a pathway to citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "f) Illegal immigrants should have to return to their countries of origin before being considered for citizenship."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for illegal immigrants already working in the United States."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Checked SUPPORT for: "e) Support amnesty for certain illegal immigrants who already reside in the United States."

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support same-sex marriage?" Other or Expanded principles: "I believe in an America that does not discriminate on the basis race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. I oppose Amendment One, the anti-same sex marriage amendment placed on the ballot by North Carolina conservatives. Religious communities may act on whatever definition of marriage their faith dictates, but we must not write discrimination into the state constitution."
  • David Price. As DADT Ends Price Calls for Defeat of NC Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment, Repeal of DOMA. 22 September 2011. "At the national level, we also have an anachronistic law--the so-called Defense of Marriage Act--that should be repealed. This would ensure that marriages entered into in one state would be recognized by other states. This year I have again cosponsored repeal, and don't intend to rest until DOMA is erased from the U.S. Code. History will judge these efforts at discrimination harshly. It's time for America's political leaders, including members of this body, to catch up." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: "Do you support same-sex marriage?" Other or Expanded principles: "I believe in an America that does not discriminate on the basis race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. I oppose Amendment One, the anti-same sex marriage amendment placed on the ballot by North Carolina conservatives. Religious communities may act on whatever definition of marriage their faith dictates, but we must not write discrimination into the state constitution."
  • David Price. Price Hails End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". 19 September 2011. ""As General Assembly Republicans have forced a vote on a constitutional referendum designed to marginalize LGBT Tar Heel state residents, we would do well to remember that some of these residents are soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage doesn't do a thing to create jobs, and it surely doesn't honor the gay men and women who put their lives on the line in the service of their country. History will judge these discriminatory efforts harshly, just as it has "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'" (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. The Respect for Marriage Act and the End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell". 22 September 2011. "Madam Speaker, the end this week of Don't Ask, Don't Tell shows us that we have nothing to fear and can only gain by extending liberty and equality to all of our citizens. Brave young men and women will not be denied the opportunity to serve their country, and soldiers will be judged on their ability to do their jobs, not on their sexual orientation. This is a great step forward, but some seem eager to step back. In North Carolina, there is a ballot initiative to amend the State constitution to ban same-sex marriage. This seems to be more about turning out the Republican political base than about marriage, and many of our businesses say it would hinder their attempts to treat employees fairly. We must defeat it." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • David Price. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. David Price voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). David Price voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. David Price voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price on NC GOP Gay Marriage Ban: 'Republicans Will Do Anything to Divert Attention from Jobs". 15 September 2011. "General Assembly Republicans seem willing to do anything--including amending the state constitution--to divert attention from their failure to create jobs. With their dismal record of cutting education and slowing the recovery, I can't say I'm surprised they've initiated this unnecessary exercise, even though everyone from the business community to the person on the street realizes it's the wrong thing to do. Last year in Congress, I became the first North Carolina member to support the Respect for Marriage Act, which overturns the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and I joined that fight again this year. We will vote down the marriage amendment and I won't stop fighting to repeal DOMA until we succeed. History will judge these discriminatory efforts and the Republicans behind them harshly." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price on NC GOP Gay Marriage Ban: 'Republicans Will Do Anything to Divert Attention from Jobs". 15 September 2011. "General Assembly Republicans seem willing to do anything--including amending the state constitution--to divert attention from their failure to create jobs. With their dismal record of cutting education and slowing the recovery, I can't say I'm surprised they've initiated this unnecessary exercise, even though everyone from the business community to the person on the street realizes it's the wrong thing to do. Last year in Congress, I became the first North Carolina member to support the Respect for Marriage Act, which overturns the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and I joined that fight again this year. We will vote down the marriage amendment and I won't stop fighting to repeal DOMA until we succeed. History will judge these discriminatory efforts and the Republicans behind them harshly." (votesmart.org)
  • American Civil Liberties Union. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the American Civil Liberties Union 100 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Traditional Values Coalition. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Traditional Values Coalition 14 percent in 2006" (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the American Family Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Family Research Council 0 percent in 2006." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 2965. 112th Congress. Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. David Price voted Yea on 12/15/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. HR 3685. 110th Congress. Sexual Orientation Employment Nondiscrimination Act (ENDA). David Price voted Yea on 11/07/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. H J Res 88. 110th Congress. Same-Sex Marriage Resolution. David Price voted Nay on 07/18/2006. (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "i) Do you support a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "a) Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "b) Do you support a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?"
  • David Price. The Respect for Marriage Act and the End of "Don't Ask Don't Tell". 22 September 2011. "Madam Speaker, the end this week of Don't Ask, Don't Tell shows us that we have nothing to fear and can only gain by extending liberty and equality to all of our citizens. Brave young men and women will not be denied the opportunity to serve their country, and soldiers will be judged on their ability to do their jobs, not on their sexual orientation. This is a great step forward, but some seem eager to step back. In North Carolina, there is a ballot initiative to amend the State constitution to ban same-sex marriage. This seems to be more about turning out the Republican political base than about marriage, and many of our businesses say it would hinder their attempts to treat employees fairly. We must defeat it." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Hails End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". 19 September 2011. ""As General Assembly Republicans have forced a vote on a constitutional referendum designed to marginalize LGBT Tar Heel state residents, we would do well to remember that some of these residents are soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. A constitutional amendment banning gay marriage doesn't do a thing to create jobs, and it surely doesn't honor the gay men and women who put their lives on the line in the service of their country. History will judge these discriminatory efforts harshly, just as it has "Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'" (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. As DADT Ends Price Calls for Defeat of NC Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment, Repeal of DOMA. 22 September 2011. "At the national level, we also have an anachronistic law--the so-called Defense of Marriage Act--that should be repealed. This would ensure that marriages entered into in one state would be recognized by other states. This year I have again cosponsored repeal, and don't intend to rest until DOMA is erased from the U.S. Code. History will judge these efforts at discrimination harshly. It's time for America's political leaders, including members of this body, to catch up." (votesmart.org)

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Letter to Chairman McKeon. 10 May 2011 "Among the many troubling aspects of the Detainee Security Act are provisions that expand the war against terrorist organizations on a global basis. The Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) of 2001 was widely thought to provide authorization for the war in Afghanistan to root out al Qaeda, the Taliban, and others responsible for the 9/11 attacks. That war has dragged on for almost ten years, and after the demise of Osama Bin Laden, as the United States prepares for withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Detainee Security Act purports to expand the 'armed conflict' against the Taliban, al Qaeda, and "associated forces" without limit. By declaring a global war against nameless individuals, organizations, and nations "associated" with the Taliban and al Qaeda, as well as those playing a supporting role in their efforts, the Detainee Security Act would appear to grant the President near unfettered authority to initiate military action around the world without further congressional approval. Such authority must not be ceded to the President without careful deliberation from Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: " Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?"
  • David Price. Issue Position: Defense and Security. 27 October 2011. "David strongly supports the relentless pursuit of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. He believes we need a robust intelligence, military, and diplomatic effort to undermine international terrorist networks and to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of terrorists and rogue states. Unfortunately, the Bush administration's invasion and occupation of Iraq have diverted critical assets from the offensive against terrorism, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. That is why he wants to responsibly end the Iraq War and focus attention on the real strategic threats to the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Daily Tar Heel Questionnaire. 23 October 2006. "I have been a strong supporter of the pursuit of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Unfortunately, the Bush administration's poorly planned and costly efforts in Iraq have diverted critical assets at the expense of operations in the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "Military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan should be driven by our security and developmental objectives, rather than the other way around. I support the President's plan for an early troop drawdown as these countries can more successfully defend themselves. As the representative of the Research Triangle, I have witnessed the prosperity that trade can bring, but I have also seen its dislocating effect on specific industries and workers. To gain my support trade agreements must include strong human rights, labor and environmental protections; open markets in both directions; and provide for effective enforcement."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "The current system of military commissions upends constitutionally enshrined legal protections, flaunts international law, and runs counter to American values. And thus far, it has failed to bring terrorists to justice, producing only one conviction ? on a guilty plea. Our law enforcement agencies must secure a court-approved warrant before initiating surveillance on American citizens. I support reforms to our intelligence collection laws that institute a check on the executive branch while making it clear that no warrant is needed to conduct surveillance of foreigners abroad. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "e) Do you support pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to United States national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "The current system of military commissions upends constitutionally enshrined legal protections, flaunts international law, and runs counter to American values. And thus far, it has failed to bring terrorists to justice, producing only one conviction ? on a guilty plea. Our law enforcement agencies must secure a court-approved warrant before initiating surveillance on American citizens. I support reforms to our intelligence collection laws that institute a check on the executive branch while making it clear that no warrant is needed to conduct surveillance of foreigners abroad. "
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "The use of military tribunals should be limited, adhering to accepted U. S. precedents. Increased scrutiny of student visa applications is in order but different standards of evaluation should not be applied by virtue of one's country of origin."
  • David Price. Letter to Chairman McKeon. 10 May 2011 "Among the many troubling aspects of the Detainee Security Act are provisions that expand the war against terrorist organizations on a global basis. The Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) of 2001 was widely thought to provide authorization for the war in Afghanistan to root out al Qaeda, the Taliban, and others responsible for the 9/11 attacks. That war has dragged on for almost ten years, and after the demise of Osama Bin Laden, as the United States prepares for withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Detainee Security Act purports to expand the 'armed conflict' against the Taliban, al Qaeda, and "associated forces" without limit. By declaring a global war against nameless individuals, organizations, and nations "associated" with the Taliban and al Qaeda, as well as those playing a supporting role in their efforts, the Detainee Security Act would appear to grant the President near unfettered authority to initiate military action around the world without further congressional approval. Such authority must not be ceded to the President without careful deliberation from Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected YES for: " Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "f) Do you support a policy of pre-emptive strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to national security?" Indicate which principles you support (if any) regarding national security. Other or expanded principles: "The use of military tribunals should be limited, adhering to accepted U. S. precedents. Increased scrutiny of student visa applications is in order but different standards of evaluation should not be applied by virtue of one's country of origin."
  • David Price. Issue Position: Defense and Security. 27 October 2011. "David strongly supports the relentless pursuit of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. He believes we need a robust intelligence, military, and diplomatic effort to undermine international terrorist networks and to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of terrorists and rogue states. Unfortunately, the Bush administration's invasion and occupation of Iraq have diverted critical assets from the offensive against terrorism, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. That is why he wants to responsibly end the Iraq War and focus attention on the real strategic threats to the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Daily Tar Heel Questionnaire. 23 October 2006. "I have been a strong supporter of the pursuit of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups. Unfortunately, the Bush administration's poorly planned and costly efforts in Iraq have diverted critical assets at the expense of operations in the war on terror, particularly in Afghanistan and Pakistan." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "Yes" for: "d) Should the United States continue to strike suspected terrorist targets in Pakistan?" International Policy Issues Other or expanded principles: "Military operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan should be driven by our security and developmental objectives, rather than the other way around. I support the President's plan for an early troop drawdown as these countries can more successfully defend themselves. As the representative of the Research Triangle, I have witnessed the prosperity that trade can bring, but I have also seen its dislocating effect on specific industries and workers. To gain my support trade agreements must include strong human rights, labor and environmental protections; open markets in both directions; and provide for effective enforcement."

Vote Smart's Research

  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price signed Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors. 6 July 2012. "Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (socialsecurityprotectors.com)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected NO for: "Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?"
  • David Price. The Budget Deficit. 21 June 2005. "Then the next chart shows that the story is worse than that, because the Bush budget omits a number of 10-year costs. The repairing of the AMT I have already mentioned, over $600 billion. The cost of social security privatization, $750 billion. The realistic estimate of war costs, beyond what we are appropriating this year, almost $400 billion. Paying interest on all of this accumulated debt, $267 billion; that is another $2 trillion. Where is it going to end? This is a deeper and deeper hole that we are digging, and very little of it has to do with domestic discretionary spending. But the main victims are these domestic investments that we are seeing every day on the Appropriations Committee squeezed mercilessly, and squeezed in a way that really do shut off growth and opportunity for our people." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price Comments on the State of the Union Address. 2 February 2005. "This President is not being straightforward about the impact of his Social Security privatization plan on the average worker. Working Americans will end up with less money under his plan, not more. And for many, the cuts will be draconian." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Social Security and Retirement Benefits. 27 October 2011. "I am a strong supporter of the Social Security system and believe that Congress must act to address the long-term financing gap forecast for the program. President Bush's plan to convert Social Security into a system of private accounts, however, would only add to the problem. Privatizing Social Security would leave many workers—especially younger workers—significantly worse off while doing absolutely nothing to address the funding shortfall. In fact, a recent analysis by the House Budget Committee found that the President's plan would actually speed up the date by which the Social Security trust fund will be depeleted by 11 years, from 2041 to 2030. Even the President estimates that his privatization plan would cost more than $700 billion over the first decade alone, money that would have to be borrowed and added, with interest, to our skyrocketing national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Seniors. 27 October 2011. "Fought Republican efforts to privatize Social Security and will continue to do so, as the program is once again under attack." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2006. 16 March 2005. "One might expect that these cuts would at least result in significant decreases in our deficits, but this is not the case. We continue to face the worst-of-both-worlds scenario in which we suffer both devastating cuts and dangerous increases in the deficit. We continue to borrow from our children to pay for tax cuts, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the President's Social Security privatization. As Members of Congress, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the resources of our government, not simply to look at our immediate desires, but also to the needs of our children and our children's children, including their need to be free of a crippling debt." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Price: "I would give this budget an F.". 7 February 2005. "This budget is a failure of honesty. The two issues that dominated the President's State of the Union Address-Iraq and Social Security-are nowhere to be found in this budget. We know that military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost us billions this year alone, and the President's proposal to privatize Social Security will cost trillions in coming decades. I ask this President: What will it take for you to own up to the consequences of your budget proposals and share the true cost of your plans with the American people?" (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?" Business and Employment Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe it is the government's role to establish a clear and equitable regulatory framework that allows businesses to grow and prosper while protecting consumers and preventing market failures. While we should eliminate unnecessary regulations where they exist, the financial crisis has demonstrated the need for more effective regulation of certain industries, and I was a strong supporter of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2000 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage."
  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "David Price supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 100 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price signed Progressive Change Campaign Committee: Social Security Protectors. 6 July 2012. "Social Security belongs to the people who have worked hard all their lives and contributed to it. Social Security is a promise that must not be broken. We need to strengthen Social Security, not cut it. That is why I oppose any cuts to Social Security benefits, including increasing the retirement age. I also oppose any effort to privatize Social Security, in whole or in part." (socialsecurityprotectors.com)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2012 North Carolina U.S. House District 4. Selected NO for: "Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?"
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 1998 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which are managed by the government."
  • David Price. Price: "I would give this budget an F.". 7 February 2005. "This budget is a failure of honesty. The two issues that dominated the President's State of the Union Address-Iraq and Social Security-are nowhere to be found in this budget. We know that military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost us billions this year alone, and the President's proposal to privatize Social Security will cost trillions in coming decades. I ask this President: What will it take for you to own up to the consequences of your budget proposals and share the true cost of your plans with the American people?" (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2006. 16 March 2005. "One might expect that these cuts would at least result in significant decreases in our deficits, but this is not the case. We continue to face the worst-of-both-worlds scenario in which we suffer both devastating cuts and dangerous increases in the deficit. We continue to borrow from our children to pay for tax cuts, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the President's Social Security privatization. As Members of Congress, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the resources of our government, not simply to look at our immediate desires, but also to the needs of our children and our children's children, including their need to be free of a crippling debt." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Seniors. 27 October 2011. "Fought Republican efforts to privatize Social Security and will continue to do so, as the program is once again under attack." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Issue Position: Social Security and Retirement Benefits. 27 October 2011. "I am a strong supporter of the Social Security system and believe that Congress must act to address the long-term financing gap forecast for the program. President Bush's plan to convert Social Security into a system of private accounts, however, would only add to the problem. Privatizing Social Security would leave many workers—especially younger workers—significantly worse off while doing absolutely nothing to address the funding shortfall. In fact, a recent analysis by the House Budget Committee found that the President's plan would actually speed up the date by which the Social Security trust fund will be depeleted by 11 years, from 2041 to 2030. Even the President estimates that his privatization plan would cost more than $700 billion over the first decade alone, money that would have to be borrowed and added, with interest, to our skyrocketing national debt." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2004 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "b) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts managed by private firms contracted by the government."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2006 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2008 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "" for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts that they manage themselves."
  • David Price. Price Comments on the State of the Union Address. 2 February 2005. "This President is not being straightforward about the impact of his Social Security privatization plan on the average worker. Working Americans will end up with less money under his plan, not more. And for many, the cuts will be draconian." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2010 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Selected "No" for: "a) Do you support privatizing elements of Social Security?" Business and Employment Issues Other or expanded principles: "I believe it is the government's role to establish a clear and equitable regulatory framework that allows businesses to grow and prosper while protecting consumers and preventing market failures. While we should eliminate unnecessary regulations where they exist, the financial crisis has demonstrated the need for more effective regulation of certain industries, and I was a strong supporter of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010."
  • David Price. The Budget Deficit. 21 June 2005. "Then the next chart shows that the story is worse than that, because the Bush budget omits a number of 10-year costs. The repairing of the AMT I have already mentioned, over $600 billion. The cost of social security privatization, $750 billion. The realistic estimate of war costs, beyond what we are appropriating this year, almost $400 billion. Paying interest on all of this accumulated debt, $267 billion; that is another $2 trillion. Where is it going to end? This is a deeper and deeper hole that we are digging, and very little of it has to do with domestic discretionary spending. But the main victims are these domestic investments that we are seeing every day on the Appropriations Committee squeezed mercilessly, and squeezed in a way that really do shut off growth and opportunity for our people." (votesmart.org)
  • David Price. Project Vote Smart: 2002 North Carolina Congressional Political Courage Test. Did Not Check SUPPORT for: "a) Allow workers to invest a portion of their payroll tax in private accounts which they manage themselves."

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North Carolina Congressional Election 2012 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-choiceCandidate AnswerDo you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Other or expanded principles

I support a woman's right to choose as established in the Roe v. Wade decision. Any legislation to restrict late-term abortion must provide exceptions for the health of the mother and ensure that the decision about which method to use is made by the patient and her doctor.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?
YesDo you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Other or expanded principles

I support President Obama's accelerated withdrawal plan, which calls for redeploying most coalition forces by the close of 2014. Our military commitment in Afghanistan cannot be open-ended, and I believe the President's plan appropriately balances the need to end our military presence with the need to support a stable and secure Afghan nation. The bipartisan House Democracy Partnership, which I co-chair, has played an important role by working to increase the capacity of the Afghan Parliament to function independently and in the best interests of the Afghan people.

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing the federal budget.

In order to balance the budget,

YesCandidate Answerdo you support reducing defense spending?
YesCandidate Answerdo you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket?
Nodo you support reducing Medicaid spending?
Nodo you support reducing Medicare spending?
YesIs balancing the budget a legislative priority?
Other or expanded principles

The federal budget is a statement of our priorities and values, and our first priority must be making America work again for working people, especially those who have lost their jobs in the Great Recession. We put people back to work by investing in them - through education, job training, infrastructure and innovation. That's also the best way to grow the economy and bring down the deficit.

YesDo you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions?
Other or expanded principles

The electoral process is the foundation of our democracy, and I have authored and supported of a wide range of measures to ensure its integrity, including the "Stand By Your Ad" disclosure requirement. The Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling poses a grave threat to democratic elections, and I have been part of a small, bipartisan group of House members pushing for legislation to overturn the ruling and minimize its negative impact. Most recently, I have introduced legislation to expand "Stand by Your Ad" and to renew and modernize the presidential public financing system.

YesDo you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Other or expanded principles

I believe the death penalty should be an available punishment for the most heinous violent crimes, but I also believe those on death row should have every chance to prove their innocence. In 2004, I helped pass a law to ensure that death row inmates have access to post-conviction testing of DNA evidence that may exonerate them.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
YesDo you support the temporary extension of unemployment benefits?
YesDo you support the 2010 temporary extension of tax relief?
Other or expanded principles

Investments in small businesses, education, infrastructure, research and innovation are essential to America's economic growth, and that's why I will continue to support them. I also support restoring fairness to the tax code. We should extend the middle class tax cuts but insist that the wealthiest among us pay their fair share.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants?
Other or expanded principles

As a former educator, I believe all children should have access to a quality K-12 public education and the opportunity to continue their studies after high school. While I support strong standards for our schools and educators, labeling schools as ?failing? without providing the resources they need to succeed is not the solution. We need a comprehensive approach to education that invests in the neediest public schools and makes college affordable for all. I am the author of a law that encourages the best and brightest students to become teachers and have introduced legislation to help states retain quality teachers.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production?
Other or expanded principles

In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, I continue to have concerns about drilling disaster preparedness and do not support reducing restrictions on offshore drilling. Responsible onshore domestic drilling should be part of an energy policy that seeks to achieve energy independence by investing in the development of renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal. I am open to appropriately sited offshore wind power production, but states must have a say in what happens off their shores.

YesDo you believe that human activity is contributing to climate change?
YesCandidate AnswerDo you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions?
Other or expanded principles

Climate change is a global crisis, and it requires a global response. The United States must support and comply with negotiated international agreements that include mandatory emissions targets. In Congress, I have supported market-based solutions to curbing pollution, including cap and trade exchanges. I believe strongly in protecting the air we breathe and the water we drink, and I have worked with my colleagues to preserve our nation?s public lands for future generations.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Other or expanded principles

We must institute reasonable measures to keep guns away from individuals who would use them to threaten or harm other people - such as North Carolina's instant background check - and I believe this can be done without denying law abiding citizens the ability to own and use guns for self-protection, hunting and sporting purposes.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
YesShould individuals be required to purchase health insurance, as mandated in the 2010 Affordable Care Act?
Other or expanded principles

I am strong supporter of the Affordable Care Act, which will make affordable coverage available to millions of uninsured Americans and will make care more comprehensive and reliable for millions more. Constituents frequently tell me that the new law has helped them by allowing their children to be covered under the family?s insurance policy, their mother to receive cheaper prescription drugs, or their spouse to get free preventative screenings for diseases like cancer. I voted for the ACA and will continue to oppose efforts to repeal it.

NoCandidate AnswerDo you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship?
YesDo you support allowing illegal immigrants, who were brought to the United States as minors, to pursue citizenship without returning to their country of origin?
NoDo you support the enforcement of federal immigration law by state and local police?
Other or expanded principles

As chairman of the Homeland Security funding committee, I worked to focus our immigration enforcement on those who have been convicted of serious crimes. Although local police assist in identifying criminal aliens among their inmate populations, enforcement decisions are left to federal law enforcement. I also oversaw major new investments in border security, increasing the size of our border patrol by 70 percent since 2006. But enforcement alone will not solve our complex immigration problems. We must have a way, on a case-by-case basis, to allow law-abiding immigrants who perform needed work to earn their way to legal status.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support same-sex marriage?
Other or expanded principles

I believe in an America that does not discriminate on the basis race, gender, religion or sexual orientation. I oppose Amendment One, the anti-same sex marriage amendment placed on the ballot by North Carolina conservatives. Religious communities may act on whatever definition of marriage their faith dictates, but we must not write discrimination into the state constitution.

YesCandidate AnswerDo you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict?
NoShould the U.S use military force in order to prevent Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon?
Other or expanded principles
NoCandidate AnswerDo you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts?
Other or expanded principles

Spending

Indicate what federal spending levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Slightly Decreasea) Agriculture
Slightly Increaseb) Arts
Greatly Decreasec) Defense
Greatly Increased) Education
Slightly Increasee) Environment
Maintain Statusf) Homeland Security
Maintain Statusg) International aid
Greatly Increaseh) Medical Research
Greatly Increasei) Scientific Research
Maintain Statusj) Space exploration
Maintain Statusk) United Nations
Maintain Statusl) Welfare
m) Other or expanded categories

Charting a course back to fiscal balance should be a top priority for Congress. While we cannot balance the budget with spending cuts alone, measured reductions in certain areas will allow us to focus our resources in other key areas and begin paying down the national debt. President Obama's freeze in non-security discretionary spending for FY 2011 was a good start, and I also support Secretary Gates' efforts to reduce defense spending, which accounts for half of all discretionary spending.

Taxes

Indicate what federal tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one number per category; you can use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Capital gains taxes
Maintain Statusb) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusc) Excise taxes (alcohol)
Maintain Statusd) Excise taxes (cigarettes)
Maintain Statuse) Excise taxes (transportation fuel)
Greatly Decreasef) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decreaseg) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Increaseh) Income taxes (high-income families)
Maintain Statusi) Inheritance taxes
Maintain Statusj) Payroll taxes
k) Other or expanded categories

Getting back on track toward a balanced budget will require that all options - spending cuts, revenue increases, and changes to entitlement programs - be on the table. I support a progressive tax policy that provides targeted relief to working families and small businesses, cracks down on corporate loopholes and tax evasion, and returns tax rates for the wealthiest Americans to their pre-Bush levels. These latter levels were compatible with the prosperity of the 1990s, when we balanced the budget and began paying off the national debt.

Please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

Making the economy work for people who work for a living, and Americans who have lost jobs through no fault of their own, is my top priority. Creating good American jobs is job one.

Public education is the most important investment we make in our people and our economic future. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for robust federal education funding.

We must restore public trust in government. In the wake of the Citizens United decision, I will continue to push for Congress to curb the influence of unregulated and undisclosed special interest money.