Federal Budget Players Spotlight: Tom Price

By Elizabeth Casey-Rutland

Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Name: Tom Price

State/District, Party: Georgia, 6th District, Republican

Leadership position: Chairman of the House Budget Committee

 Number of Years in That Position: Less than 1, entered this position in January 2015

Number of Terms/Years in Congress: Currently in his term 6th, he was first elected in 11 years ago in 2004.

 Percent/Amount of State Revenue from the Federal Government (2013): Georgia received $14.7 billion in grants from the federal government, or 37.3% of its total revenue.

 Defense Contracts Awarded to State (2013): $5.45 billion

Memorable Budget Quote: “For all the challenges America faces today – both at home and abroad – we also have tremendous opportunities to accomplish positive solutions on behalf of the American people. Much of that effort will begin with and be aided by putting forward a balanced budget that is equal to the tasks at hand – that speaks to the priorities of our diverse country, to our fiscal realities and our economic aspirations, to our national security concerns and the personal financial security of American families." (2014)

Total Amount Spent During Latest Election: $1.7 million

 Top Donor/Top Industry: Peachtree Orthopedic Clinic, Health Professionals

 Candidate’s Self-Financing: $0