David (David) E. Price (D-04)

US Representative David Price

David (David) E. Price (D-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.1784
FAX: 202.225.2014
District: 919.967.7924
Room 2108 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3304
2605 Meridian Parkway
Durham, NC 27713
Residence:Chapel Hill, NC

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies
Co-ChairCongressional Humanities Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
Co-ChairVision Caucus
Co-ChairDemocratic Budget Group
ChairmanHouse Democracy Partnership
Co-ChairCongressional Moldova Caucus
Co-ChairAmerica's Languages Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Study Group on Germany
Co-ChairHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Composites Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs
FC MemberHouse Outdoor Recreation Caucus (HORC)
Vice ChairCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Homeland Security
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
FC MemberCongressional Lung Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Appalachian National Scenic Trail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional History Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Georgia Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Budget
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberVeterinary Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
FC MemberCongressional Grid Innovation Caucus
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spina Bifida Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberHouse Public Works and Infrastructure Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers
FC MemberDemocracy Reform Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Caucus (COPD)
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Primary Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus (STEM Caucus)
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


David Price represents North Carolina's Fourth District a rapidly growing, research-and-education-focused district that includes all of Durham, Franklin, Granville and Orange counties as well as parts of Chatham, Wake, and Vance counties. He received his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and went on to Yale University to earn a Bachelor of Divinity as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science. Before he began serving in Congress in 1987, David was a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. He is the author of four books on Congress and the American political system. David is North Carolina's only member of the House Appropriations Committee and serves as the Chairman of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Subcommittee on Homeland Security and the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. He also serves on the House Budget Committee. He is a recognized leader on foreign policy, serving as Chairman of the House Democracy Partnership and an outspoken advocate for Middle East peace. In North Carolina, David's constituents know him as a strong supporter of education, accessible health care, affordable housing, clean air and water, scientific research, and improved transportation alternatives. Born in 1940, David grew up in the small town of Erwin in eastern Tennessee, where his father was a high school principal and his mother was an English teacher. David studied at Mars Hill College and then at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar. He earned his B.A. in 1961 and continued his education at Yale University, where he received a Bachelor of Divinity degree (1964) and a Ph.D. in Political Science (1969). David and his wife Lisa were married in 1968 and settled in Chapel Hill in 1972. After being a stay-at-home mother for many years, Lisa worked for Chapel Hill Mayor Ken Broun and then went on to help to found North Carolinians Against Gun Violence. She was its Executive Director until retiring in 2007. The Prices have two children- Karen, a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, and Michael, a professor of evolutionary psychology at Brunel University in London. David and Lisa are proud grandparents of three grandchildren. David is a member of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, where he has taught Sunday School and chaired the official board. In addition to his leadership on the Appropriations Committee and the House Democracy Partnership, David serves as a Vice Chair on the House Democracy Reform Task Force, a Vice Chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, and a co-chair of the Democratic Policy Group. Price also co-chairs the Democratic Caucus Faith Working Group, the National Service Caucus, the Congressional Vision Caucus, the Congressional Humanities Caucus, and the Moldova Caucus. Price has received numerous awards and honors for his work as a legislator. He has been named a Lifetime Champion by the North Carolina Justice Center, a Champion of Science by the Science Coalition, a Distinguished Community Health Champion by the National Association of Community Health Centers, and a Legislator of the Year by the Sierra Club of North Carolina, the North Carolina Low-Income Housing Coalition, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other organizations. He is a recipient of the Hubert H. Humphrey Award from the American Political Science Association, the Edward M. Kennedy National Service Lifetime Achievement Award from the Friends of National Service, the Commodore Ellsworth P. Bertholf Award from the United States Coast Guard, the Good Government Award from Common Cause of North Carolina, and the Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, among others.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Lisa Kanwit (deceased)   DOB: 8/17/1940
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