Tom Price Articles

A Pro-Repeal Majority Leader

12:54 PM, Oct 01, 2015

The Republican congressional leadership has been nominally--but sometimes it seems only nominally--committed to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a conservative alternative.  Now one of the two leading candidates for House majority leader—the number-two position in leadership—is Dr.

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Rep. Tom Price Runs for Majority Leader, Strikes Important Balance

Balances conservative stances and leadership.
7:54 PM, Sep 28, 2015

After John Boehner announced he would be resigning as speaker of the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he would run to fill his position. Now there's a second congressional leadership race to fill the spot held by McCarthy.

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No, Obamacare's Complexity is Not a Good Thing

And the GOP's best alternative shows that simplicity is a virtue.
11:18 AM, May 29, 2015

In their review of House Budget Committee chairman Tom Price’s newly released Obamacare alternative, Bloomberg’s editors strain to make a virtue out of Obamacare’s maddening complexity. Whereas no one knows until tax time the following year what, if anything, they will be getting in subsidies under Obamacare, Price’s alternative offers tax credits in three simple amounts.

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Special Editorial: A Step Toward Repealing and Replacing Obamacare

9:05 PM, May 13, 2015

Assuming a Republican wins the presidency in 2016, his top domestic priority will be—and should be—to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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GOP Budget Chairs Blast Obama Proposal

12:01 PM, Feb 02, 2015

The White House has submitted its latest budget proposal to Congress, and the Republican chairs of the budget committees in both the Senate and the House are criticizing the plan for increasing spending and raising taxes. In a joint statement House budget chair Tom Price of Georgia and Senate budget chair Mike Enzi of Wyoming blasted President Obama's proposal:

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House to Vote on Bill Prohibiting IRS Enforcement of Obamacare

12:20 PM, Jul 09, 2013

The House of Representatives will take up a bill that would stop the Department of the Treasury, including the Internal Revenue Services, from implementing and enforcing the provisions of Obamacare. The bill, authored by Georgia Republican Tom Price and co-sponsored by 114 other House members, is just two pages long and claims its purpose is to "prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010."

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Tom Price Not Running for Senate in Georgia

12:54 PM, May 10, 2013

Tom Price, a Republican congressman from Georgia, will not run for the U.S. Senate next year. Price told the Marietta Daily Journal that his "assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now" and he will seek sixth term for his metro Atlanta House seat.

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Price Fundraising for Possible Senate Run

3:05 PM, Mar 30, 2013

Congressman Tom Price, a Republican, has said he will not announce a decision about running next year for the Senate in Georgia until May, but a pair of fundraising emails obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD indicate the GOP congressman may be leaning toward getting in the race. Here's an excerpt from Price's first email to donors, sent Thursday:

Dear Friends:

The first quarter FEC reporting deadline is fast approaching on March 31st! We are off to a strong start with fundraising this year, and we are extremely close to reaching our first quarter goal.

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Handel Inching Closer to Senate Run?

12:08 PM, Mar 21, 2013

Republican Karen Handel, the former Georgia secretary of state, gubernatorial candidate, and vice president for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is moving closer to running for the Senate next year to succeed Republican Saxby Chambliss. Georgia political blog Peach Pundit reports:

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A Family Squabble in Georgia

Previewing the coming GOP primary fight to succeed Saxby Chambliss.
6:00 AM, Feb 18, 2013

“I have some discomfort with all Republican primaries because they’re all family squabbles,” said Tom Price, the 58-year-old Republican House member from north of Atlanta. “My brother and I used to fight almost daily,” Price, the middle child among five brothers and sisters, said. “My mom’s only prayer was, ‘Don’t hurt each other.’”

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Saxby Chambliss to Retire

10:28 AM, Jan 25, 2013

Two-term Republican senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia will reportedly retire at the end of 2014. Jim Galloway at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has the details:

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Price Won't Say if He'll Challenge Chambliss

"You can't get a yes or no."
3:59 PM, Dec 04, 2012

House Republican Tom Price of Georgia refused to say whether he would challenge Senator Saxby Chambliss in the 2014 GOP primary. In a Tuesday afternoon appearance on CNN, Price was asked by host Brooke Baldwin if he would "mount a primary challenge" against Chambliss. He at first dodged the question.

"What we're trying to do right now is to solve the remarkable challenges that we have. Any discussion about 2014 is extremely premature," Price said.

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No Senate Run for Erickson

12:21 PM, Nov 30, 2012

Georgia-based blogger and radio host Erick Erickson will not be running for the U.S. Senate, Erickson writes at

In politics, self-awareness matters. It does. When I was a political consultant, I told my clients my first two rules. The first was to know when you were in the minority, even when you thought you were right. The second was to know yourself as others see you.

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Blogger, Radio Host Erick Erickson Mulling Senate Run Against Saxby Chambliss

10:31 AM, Nov 28, 2012

Erick Erickson, a conservative blogger, radio talk show host, and CNN contributor, may be considering a run for Senate in Georgia. On his radio show Tuesday, Erickson stated there are "a lot of people pledging a lot of money" for a primary challenge against incumbent Republican senator Saxby Chambliss.

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Saxby's Challengers?

9:20 AM, Nov 21, 2012

Saxby Chambliss, the two-term senior senator from Georgia, could face a Republican primary challenge in 2014.

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Cathy McMorris Rodgers Elected House GOP Conference Chair

4:28 PM, Nov 14, 2012

Washington Republican Cathy McMorris Rodgers was elected by the House Republican conference as its chair for the upcoming Congress, reports Jill Jackson of CBS News. McMorris Rodgers, who defeated Georgia congressman Tom Price for the position, will rank fourth in the House leadership. Price had significant support from House conservatives like Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Jeb Hensarling of Texas, but McMorris Rodgers was understood to be the favorite of most of the Republican leadership team.

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Tom Price Vies for House Conference Chair

But Cathy McMorris Rodgers may have him beat.
11:54 AM, Nov 13, 2012

When it comes to finding a leadership role in the next Congress, Tom Price is running out of options. Price, a stalwart conservative House member from Georgia, is the outgoing Republican Policy Committee chairman, which ranked him fifth in the GOP House leadership.

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House Republicans React to Jobs Address

10:58 PM, Sep 08, 2011

As they filed out of the Capitol Thursday evening, a few Republican House members told THE WEEKLY STANDARD what they thought of President Obama's address to Congress on jobs:

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Do They Have the Votes? (Updated)

4:00 PM, Aug 01, 2011

Can the debt deal pass the House of Representatives? House speaker John Boehner has said he believes he has the votes from the Republican caucus, and Steny Hoyer, the Democratic minority whip, says he can deliver 80 to 100 votes from his side of the aisle.

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Sebelius: IPAB Just a 'Failsafe' for Medicare Costs

But does Congress have its hands tied?
1:38 PM, Jul 12, 2011

Downplaying the role of the controversial Independent Patient Advisory Board (IPAB), Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said today that the Affordable Care Act “leaves all final decisions” on changing Medicare payment costs in the hands of Congress. “IPAB is a backstop, a failsafe, to make sure Medicare is solvent for years to come,” Sebelius said at a hearing before the House Budget Committee this morning. “It’s up to Congress whether to accept the recommendations [of IPAB] or to come up with recommendations of their own.”

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