Friday, May 10, 2013
The 6th District Congressman will run to keep his House seat.
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, (R-Roswell), who represents Alpharetta, will not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2014. He told The Marietta Daily Journal Friday he will be seeking re-election instead to his 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. "Our assessment at this point is the House is the battleground for politics in this country right now,” Price was quoted as telling the newspaper. “The president has identified it as the place where he wants to wage that battle, and he believes that taking the House is what will allow him to have an unfettered run at this agenda, and we’ve got to stop that.” Price has been one of the most vocal critics of Democratic President Barack Obama, and was considered a candidate for the Senate seat …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the "No Budget, No Pay" bill that also extended the nation's debt ceiling for another three months.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the "No Budget, No Pay Act," which would require Congress to pass a budget to continue getting their own paychecks. Rep. Tom Price, R-6th District, Georgia, said in a news release today that passage of H.R. 325 shows the urgency of the nation's financial problems. “It has been 1,365 days since the U.S. Senate last passed a budget. If families and businesses must adhere to a budget, why shouldn’t the U.S. government? House Republicans have done our job year after year – putting forth a bold, responsible plan to correct the nation’s fiscal course. We will do so again this year with a plan that will come to balance within 10 years," the Roswell Republican said. “By passing ‘No Budget, No Pay’ today we…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The two companies have joined forces to urge Congress to “Come Together” before tax hikes and spending cuts push America over the “fiscal cliff.”
On any given day, Alpharetta, Milton and Washington, D.C., might seem like they’re a million miles apart. Today is not one of those days. As Congress and President Barack Obama attempt to hash out differences to stop America from falling over the “Fiscal Cliff,” Patch and Starbucks are teaming up to urge Republicans and Democrats to “come together.” The two companies are working together to make sure Congress gets the message America wants a viable solution to the country’s financial woes. The so-called Fiscal Cliff encompasses all of the budget cuts and tax hikes that will automatically kick in if Congress doesn’t take action before Jan. 1, 2013. Some economists say the automatic changes will push the country into another recession. The …
Monday, December 10, 2012
A spokesman for the Roswell-area Congressman says he won't be challenging John Boehner as the "fiscal cliff" looms.
Monday, December 10, 2012
U.S. Rep. Tom Price's name was wagging tongues all day in Washington and at home in metro Atlanta. On Monday, the Roswell Republican, was the subject of an article in the conservative magazine National Review. In "Boehner's Biggest Threat," writer Robert Costa indicated that Price may challenge Speaker John Boehner if a federal budget deal falls through. But Price said through a spokesman later Monday that he won't be challenging Boehner as the so-called "fiscal cliff" over the federal budget looms. A aide to House leadership is quoted in the National Review article as saying that “Price is the person we’re all watching. We know he’s frustrated, but we don’t know much else.” The fifth-highest ranking Republican in the House GOP majority, …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Lawmakers have Dec. 31 deadline to prevent start of automatic tax hikes and budget cuts.
After kicking the can down the road to avoid making hard choices in the face of an election, lawmakers now have just a few weeks to face financial reality for the American people. Experts may debate whether it’s a “fiscal cliff” or a gentle slope, but everyone seems to agree that dealing with the deficit and expiration of Bush-era tax cuts is a must. (See Wall Street Journal video explainer.) Congress set their own deadline to do so of Dec. 31, 2012, conveniently after the election. But with another election at least two years away, it's now time to do something about it. Up until now, each Party has blamed the other for the footdragging, but all indications are that the American people are tired of the deadlock in Washington. They're …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Dem. State Rep. Stacey Abrams gives a counterpoint, but agrees changes to entitlements must be made.
Healthcare was the topic of Georgia Congressman Tom Price's talk Monday at a Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber Breakfast. “Unless we address the issues of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, we cannot - we will not – grow this economy,” the Roswell resident said to a crowded room at the Westin Hotel. Price told the crowd that $2.5 trillion of $3.5 trillion in federal government spending is on entitlements. “You can’t balance the budget without changes to Medicare…Which is why I can’t tell you how excited I am that my party selected Paul Ryan [as the vice presidential pick],” he said. Whatever side of the health care debate folks fall on, Price said one thing in which most people would agree, there will be a lot of harsh banter slung …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
U.S. Senator tells North Fulton business leaders, politicians his plan for recovery.
Sen. Johnny Isakson wants competition in Medicare insurance coverage to put the beneficiary back in the game as a consumer. Competition works, Isakson told the business and political leaders gathered at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Eggs & Enterprise breakfast this morning. The Medicare system needs a means test on premiums. The consumer would go out and buy the type of health insurance policy wanted, and then pay the difference between what the government provides and the premium's cost. He'd want the eligibility for Medicare to be tied to Social Security's eligibility. Part D of Medicare, which covers prescription drug costs, got a lot of criticism at first, Isakson said. "The premium has gone down almost every year since it was …