Washington, D.C. – As highlighted by USA Today, Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Tom Petri (R-WI) have introduced the bipartisan Standardization of Collegiate Oversight of Revenues and Expenditures (SCORE) Act (HR 5100) to open the books on the financing of college athletics. The SCORE Act would promote greater transparency in college athletics by standardizing and making public the financial information that institutions of higher education report annually on their athletics programs. The bill would also require athletic conferences, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and any entity that hosts a postseason tournament (such as the new College Football Playoff) to report detailed financial information publicly.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) renewed their partnership on bicameral legislation to provide accountability for American contractors and government employees working abroad. The Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA), which the lawmakers introduced Monday, would close a gap in current law and ensure that government employees and contractors working overseas can be prosecuted for criminal acts they commit abroad. The two lawmakers have worked together on the legislation for years.
Washington, DC – Rep. David Price (NC-04) today congratulated Durham County for being one of six winners of the RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Durham County was selected from more than 250 applicants across the country. The county will receive a cash prize of $25,000 in recognition of its commitment to building a Culture of Health.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives David Price (NC-04) and G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released a letter urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy for tougher standards regarding the storage and disposal of coal ash. Their letter, which is cosigned by 83 members of Congress, presses for stricter standards and enforcement under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act by year's end, and follows several recent coal ash spills, including the Dan River spill in North Carolina in March.
Washington, D.C. – At a reception Monday evening on N.C. State University's campus, Representative David Price (NC-04) recognized the high school student finalists and winner of the First Annual Congressional Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition House App Challenge. Saurin Kantesaria and teammates Tian-Shun Jiang, Sammy Lou and Jenny Wang from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics won for their app, Puzzlebot, an innovative, challenge-response test that helps determine whether or not a website user is human. The app would replace difficult-to-use CAPTCHA tests with color-coded matching puzzle that is simple for human users and theoretically impossible for computer generated "bots" to bypass. The NCSSM team, along with two other teams of finalists, gave video and oral presentations of app mock-ups focused on how their app would change people's lives to a panel of judges who work in STEM fields.
Washington, D.C. – Today, during the House Appropriations Committee's markup of the FY2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill, Republicans defeated an amendment by Representative David Price (D-NC) that would have blocked deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing stationed at Fort Bragg. The amendment was defeated on a voice vote after being opposed by the senior Republican on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Mr. Chair, I rise today in opposition to the House FY15 Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill. Today's bill lands with the same sound as its abbreviation ..... THUD.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (NC-04) issued the following statement today after the Environmental Protection Agency issued its Clean Power Plan (CPP), new rules which will cut greenhouse gas emissions at existing power plants 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (NC-04), a member of the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement today on the importance of fixing the Veterans Administration and ensuring all veterans receive the care they deserve. Earlier today, President Obama accepted the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Preliminary audits have indicated veterans were unable to schedule appointments to access services at some facilities across the country.
Washington, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment offered by Representative David Price (NC-04) yesterday restoring funding for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) to the Fiscal Year 2014 level ($2.5 million). The amendment was offered during the committee's consideration of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. It will allow the Council to continue working toward its goal of ending family homelessness by 2020.