Today marks the seventh anniversary of the first major bill that President Obama signed into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act, which I strongly supported in the House of Representatives. This important legislation strengthened the ability of women to file employer discrimination claims, an important step in the battle for pay equity and workplace equality.
I am pleased to report that I received a perfect score on the Humane Society’s legislative scorecard for 2015. I am a lifelong lover of animals -- our family includes two beloved cats -- and protecting pets, wildlife, and livestock from harm remains an important priority for me in Congress.
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that 2015 was the warmest year on record, breaking the previous mark set just last year. The message is clear – we must take action to mitigate the effects of climate change.
As we look ahead to the Second Session of the 114th Congress and President Obama's final State of the Union address, I want to provide a brief update about the past year and the challenges we face moving forward.
Congressman David E. Price (NC-04), Ranking Member of the House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, gave the following testimony during this morning’s Rules Committee hearing on biennial budgeting.
In The News
By Andrew Barksdale
This week's sweeping tax plan received mixed support from House members representing Cumberland County.
By Loretta Boniti
This year marked clear change in North Carolina's representation in Congress.
North Carolina has been a state divided in Washington for the past several years, one Republican, one Democrat serving the state in the Senate, and almost an even split of Democrats and Republicans serving us in the House.
That is no longer the case.
By Bruce Mildwurf
The U.S. House voted late Tuesday to approve a Senate compromise averting "fiscal cliff" tax increases and spending cuts after House Republicans dropped their demands for additional spending cuts.
By Anne Blythe
Ben Chavis fell to his knees in prayer on Monday after learning that Gov. Bev Perdue had pardoned him some four decades after a tainted and racially biased Civil Rights-era prosecution wrongfully sent him to prison.
With five days left in office, Perdue issued a full pardon of innocence for Chavis and the nine others who became known as the Wilmington 10.
The bombastic Wayne LaPierre, public face of the National Rifle Association, says he'd never participate in a national task force on gun violence, which will be led by Vice President Joe Biden. No sense, LaPierre says, in even talking to people who clearly want to destroy the Second Amendment, which the powerful gun lobby wears like a religious raiment.
By Austin Baird
In a floor speech on Wednesday, Rep. David Price, a Democrat representing the 4th District, said there should be a dialogue on mental health and gun policies in the wake of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn.
By Loretta Boniti
North Carolina political leaders said the state should learn from the tragedy in Connecticut. They said it is not clear if any changes need to be made, but the state should be open to the possibility.
The images and emotions still have many Americans reeling from Friday's tragic shooting in Newtown, CT.
By Albert Hunt
The fears that big money would corrupt the political process in 2012 weren't realized, the conventional wisdom says. The fat cats, unshackled by U.S. Supreme Court and lower court decisions, weren't able to buy the presidency or the Senate.
By Michael Hiltzik
Just as the devil's finest trick is persuading you that he doesn't exist (according to the poet Baudelaire), the best trick of big-money political donors may be persuading Americans that Citizens United doesn't matter.
By Norm Ornstein
First, a word about Sen. Warren B. Rudman.