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Tom Price Biography

Tom Price was appointed Secretary of Health and Human Services by President Donald Trump and served in that role from February to September 2017.

He is a physician and Republican Party politician who served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 6th congressional district, encompassing the northern suburbs of Atlanta, from 2005 to 2017.While in Congress, Price chaired the House Committee on the Budget, Republican Study Committee and Republican Policy Committee.On September 29, 2017, he resigned as head of HHS following criticism of his use of private charters and military aircraft for travel.In July 2018, the HHS inspector general urged the HHS to recoup at least $341,000 from Price for wasteful expenditures.

Tom Price Age

Tom Price was born in  Lansing, Michigan, on October 8, 1954. He is currently 65 years old as of 2019.

Tom Price Early Life|Education

His birth name is Thomas Edmunds Price. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and grew up in Dearborn, where he attended Adams Jr. High and Dearborn High School. Price’s father and grandfather were both doctors.Price received his Bachelor of Arts (1975) and M.D. (1979) degrees from the University of Michigan.

He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, and settled in the suburb of Roswell, Georgia. He entered private practice in 1984 and returned to Emory as an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery in 2002. He was the director of the orthopedic clinic at Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital, where he met his wife Betty, who worked there as anesthesiologist.

Price was politically active as a member of the Republican Party and traveled with the Medical Association of Georgia in the early 1990s to oppose the Clinton health care plan of 1993.

Tom Price Wife

Price and his wife Betty reside in Roswell, and have one child, Robert Price.Betty served on the Roswell City Council and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in a 2015 special election to succeed the late Harry Geisinger.

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Tom Price Election Results

Price first ran for office, after receiving a phone call from state senator Sallie Newbill in 1995. Newbill, who represented Georgia’s 56th senate district, was planning to retire and personally asked Price if he was interested in succeeding her. Price accepted the offer and defeated Democrat Ellen Milholland in the election, 71–29%. In a 1998 rematch, he won re-election to a second term by defeating Milholland by a margin of 75–25%. In 2000 and 2002, he won re-election to a third and fourth term unopposed.

Tom Price has cited discontent with government regulations of the health care industry as his primary reason for becoming involved in politics.Price was elected minority whip of the Georgia state senate on November 6, 1998. He held this position until November 14, 2002, when Republicans took control of the state senate, and Price was elected majority leader  the first Republican to ever hold this position in Georgia.Tom Price was replaced as majority leader by Bill Stephens on June 17, 2003

Tom Price Previous Offices

  • United States secretary of Health and Human Services from 2017- 2017
  • Representative, GA 6th District from 2005 to 2017

Tom Price Private Jet Scandal

In a series of reports in September 2017, Politico reported that since May 2017, Price had expended more than $1 million of department funds for his own travel on private charter jets and military aircraft.

Tom  Price’s use of private planes was legal but was criticized by ethics experts as a misuse of taxpayer funding.Tom Price’s spokesperson justified Price’s use of private jets as a reasonable precaution, given that Price was once unable to attend an important meeting because a commercial flight was cancelled; Politico noted that the flight in question was cancelled because air travel had been virtually shut down in the region in question at the time, preventing even private jets from taking off.

As a congressman in 2009, Price had criticized the use of private jets by government officials as “fiscal irresponsibility run amok”.Following Politico’s reporting on the matter, Price said that he would stop taking taxpayer-funded private jet flights pending a formal review by his department’s inspector general.

On September 29, 2017, the White House announced that Price had resigned. Price, with a tenure of 231 days, became the shortest-serving Secretary of Health and Human Services in history. On July 13, 2018, the inspector general of HHS issued a report finding that Price had repeatedly violated government travel rules, and had wasted at least $341,000 through his use of chartered jets and military aircraft.The report recommended that the government attempt to recoup the money improperly spent on Price’s travels.

Tom Price LGBTQ rights

In 2006, Price voted for the Marriage Protection Amendment, which would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.He was one of the proposed amendment’s co-sponsors, when it was reintroduced in 2008. On multiple occasions, Price voted against the Employment Non-discrimination Act, which if passed, would have expanded federal anti-discrimination law to prohibit employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation (several states already have such a protection and exceptions for religious organizations would have been allowed).

In 2015, he co-sponsored the First Amendment Defense Act, which if passed, would have prevented the federal government from penalizing businesses that deny services to same-sex couples.

In 2009, Price opposed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which extended the scope of federal hate crime laws to include crimes in which individuals are targeted due to their sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.Price also voted against the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which extended the original bill’s protections to cover same-sex couples.

In 2016, Price criticized the Obama administration’s directive that allowed transgender students to use restrooms corresponding with their gender identity.On Facebook, Price wrote, “It is absurd that we need a ‘federal restroom policy’ for our nation’s schools. This is yet another abuse and overreach of power by the #Obama Administration, and a clear invasion of privacy. Schools should not have to fear retaliation for failure to comply.”

Price consistently received scores of zero from the Human Rights Campaign (a gay rights organization) over the course of his congressional career, except for between 2007 and 2010, when he received 10% approval ratings.

Tom Price Net worth

The past President of the Roswell Rotary Club Tom Price has served on the Board of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. As of 2014, Price was estimated to have a net worth of $13.6 million. His net worth in 2019 is still under review and will be updated soon.