Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA-6)
Tom Price, M.D. Congressman Georgia District 6
Tom Price, M.D. Biography from House.gov
Biography of Tom Price, M.D.
Congressman Tom Price was first elected to represent Georgia’s 6th district in November 2004. Prior to going to Washington, Price served four terms in the Georgia State Senate – two as Minority Whip. In 2002, he was a leader in the Republican renaissance in Georgia as the party took control of the State Senate, with Price rising to become the first Republican Senate Majority Leader in the history of Georgia.
In Congress, Rep. Price has proven to be a vibrant leader, tireless problem solver and the go-to Republican on quality health care policy. He serves on the House Ways and Means and the Budget Committees. In the 112th Congress, Price was elected by his colleagues to serve as the fifth ranking Republican in the House as the Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee. In the preceding Congress, he served as Chairman of the Republican Study Committee. Committed to advancing positive solutions under principled leadership, Price has been a fierce opponent of government waste and devoted to limited government and lower spending.
For nearly twenty years, Rep. Price worked in private practice as an orthopedic surgeon. Before coming to Washington he returned to Emory University School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, teaching resident doctors in training. He received his Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Michigan and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Emory University.
Congressman Price and his wife, Elizabeth, reside in Roswell, GA. They have one son who is in college.
Committees and Caucuses
Additionally, Chairman Price is a member of the following House Caucuses:
- Republican Study Committee
- Immigration Reform
- Prayer Caucus
- Tea Party Caucus
- Republican Israel Caucus
Biography from Tom Price for Congress
LEADING – EVERY DAY:
While in Congress, Price has worked on bold, principled solutions to our many challenges, including energy, the economy, tax and health care policy.
Congressman Price has actively and aggressively fought for patient-centered health reform. He was the primary author of H.R. 3400, the Empowering Patients First Act, which would solve the remarkable challenges America faces in the realm of healthcare without putting the government in charge. He understands that what is needed is a system that maintains the highest quality care in the world while correcting the failings in the area of insurance coverage and non-medical decision making.
Because of his strong leadership, Congressman Price was elected by his colleagues to chair the House Republican Policy Committee. The Policy Committee serves to aid Republican members in advancing legislative initiatives.
Sticking with bold solutions, Price has championed the FairTax. Americans spend millions of hours and billions of dollars each year trying to comply with a tax code we all know is broken. The FairTax would replace our current patchwork of income, payroll and death taxes eliminating the need for the IRS entirely with a single tax on consumption alone. This would lower taxes and greatly simplify the tax code by putting more money back in your pocket and producing an unprecedented economic boom. He strongly supports an “All You Can Create” energy program that would champion conservation, responsibly and aggressively utilize American resources for Americans, and incentivize our system to discover the new sources of energy to allow America to remain the leader of the world.
In the area of health care, Congressman Price has reached across the aisle to find real solutions. Working with those who are battling for positive reform, he has helped forge and introduce solutions that embrace fundamental American principles to all of the challenges we face. He knows that bigger government is not the answer.
Congressman Price received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Michigan and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Emory University. He established an orthopaedic clinic just north of Atlanta, where he practiced for 20 years, helping grow his group into the largest private practice of orthopaedic surgeons in the nation. He then returned to Emory University School of Medicine as an assistant professor. Before coming to Congress, Dr. Price was medical director of the Orthopaedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, teaching resident doctors in training.
Price is active in the Atlanta community, is a past president of the Roswell Rotary Club and has served on Boards of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Orchestra Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation, and the North Metro YMCA. Congressman Price with his wife, Elizabeth, and family reside in Roswell. They are members of the Georgia Ensemble Theater, Roswell Clean and Beautiful, and the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
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