Price Statement on Filing for Re-Election

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Congressman David Price, who represents North Carolina’s Fourth District, filed for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives today and issued the following statement:

“I am filing for reelection to continue fighting for a more just and inclusive society and defend the values we share as Americans against an erratic and reckless President and a complacent Republican Congress.

“Over the course of my service in Congress, I have fought for and achieved hard-won progress toward improving the lives of American families and advancing values of fairness and equality. I have fought for accessible health care, supporting the Affordable Care Act and defending it from Republican attacks. I have fought for education, authoring legislation to make student loan interest tax-deductible and to train and support public school teachers. I have fought for clean air and water, for equal rights for all Americans, and for a foreign policy based on principles of multilateralism and engagement. And, as North Carolina’s only member of the Appropriations Committee, I have advocated for investments in infrastructure, housing, scientific research, and other priorities that enrich our quality of life and protect the most vulnerable among us.

“Yet our progress on these and so many other fronts remains incomplete, with too many Americans left behind by our economy or marginalized by inequality and discrimination. And in recent years, our progress has been under direct assault from an ideology that believes government has no role to play in improving the lives of Americans and that the voices of corporations and special interests should count more the voices of the people.

“President Trump has turned this long-term challenge into an acute crisis. Never has a President showed so little regard for democratic values or so little respect for the citizens he was elected to represent. From climate change to immigration policy to foreign interference in U.S. elections, resisting this President and holding his administration accountable isn’t just a matter of clashing ideologies — it is a matter of defending the values we hold dear as Americans.

“I am filing for reelection in Congress because I am ready to help lead this fight. Our nation faces an unprecedented test, the outcome of which will affect every American for generations to come. Now more than ever, our nation needs experienced, progressive voices to restore trust, integrity, and progressive values to Washington.

“I am honored to serve North Carolina’s Fourth District in Congress and I promise to continue serving faithfully and forcefully in the years ahead.”

Congressman Price is seeking his 16th term in the House of Representatives. He is the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee and the House Democracy Partnership.  A Morehead Scholar, Price graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and then earned a bachelor’s degree in divinity and a Ph.D. in political science from Yale. He was a Senate aide, a political science and public policy professor at Yale and Duke, and a chairman and executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party before entering Congress in 1986.