Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative David Price (NC-04 announced longtime aide Asher Hildebrand as his new District Director. Hildebrand, who will be assuming the position on a full-time basis in May, has served as Rep. Price's Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff since 2009 and served previously on the congressman's staff from 2003 to 2007. He will be succeeding Beau Mills, who has served as District Director since 2009 and will be joining the Office of Federal Affairs at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (NC-04), the Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement today after President Obama announced his 2015 Fiscal Year budget request.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement today calling on his colleagues in Congress to strengthen and pass H.R. 3899, the Voting Rights Amendment Act. The bill would modernize the Voting Rights Act in response to the Supreme Court's sharply-divided decision striking down the law's Section 4. Section 4 of the VRA determined which areas of the country – including 40 counties in North Carolina – had to comply with Section 5, which prohibits any changes in voting requirements or in district lines that would discriminate based on race or color.
Washington, D.C. – Days before talks on a permanent agreement between P5+1 countries and Iran are set to begin in New York City, 104 Members of the US House of Representatives sent President Obama a bipartisan letter supporting continued diplomatic engagement with Iran.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (D-NC) voted in favor of the debt ceiling bill House Republican leaders brought up for a vote in the House today. The bill suspends the debt ceiling until March 15, 2015, averting another damaging, manufactured crisis risking the full faith and credit of the United States. Rep. Price released the following statement:
Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative David Price announced that his office will hold its first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic competition. Rep. Price invites all 4th District high school students to submit entries for the competition's "House App Contest."
Washington, D.C. – In a letter delivered last night, Representatives David Price (NC-04) and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) responded to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory's justification for waiting until November 4th to hold the special election to fill North Carolina's 12th Congressional District House seat. The representatives ask the Governor to hold the special general election on September, 16, 2014, saying there is no legal or administrative justification for delaying the special election until November. The representatives also point to potential hearings and House votes that could occur between September and November, and write that the 12th district's constituents deserve a strong advocate on matters before federal agencies.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (NC-04) today hailed news that the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina has purchased a 100-acre parcel of land in a $18 million investment that will play a central role in the redevelopment of the Park. The newly purchased site will be the home of Park Center, the first mixed-use development in the Park. Rep. Price attended this morning's announcement and released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. – Representative David Price (NC-04) voted in favor of the bipartisan 2014 Farm Bill conference report today. The sweeping five-year legislation, which passed the House on a 251-166 vote, affects almost every aspect of federal agriculture policy including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. The 2014 bill contains major reforms, reducing the deficit by billions of dollars by basing payments to farmers on market conditions. The bill also streamlines and strengthens initiatives that boost small farmers and programs that protect land, water and other natural resources.