Editor’s Note – In a spirited contest with Florida Rep. Connie Mack, Tom Price has emerged as the chairman of the Republican Policy Committee.
Dr. Price has been a strong advocate in the fight against ObamaCare and is well suited for this very important position.
Mack sent his colleagues a letter Tuesday night dropping out of the race and throwing his support behind Rep. Tom Price.
“If our conference is to be successful, we must come together to form a unified body that exerts the will of the people,” Mack wrote. “It is with that in mind that I have decided to end my campaign for chairman, and pledge my full support for my friend, Tom Price.”
US Rep. Price Elected To GOP Leadership Position
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia on Wednesday was elected chairman of the Republican Policy Committee, the GOP’s fifth-ranking leadership position in the House.
The Roswell surgeon will take the helm in January, working alongside key committee chairmen and other leaders to help develop legislation and steer it through Congress.
In a statement, Price said he will work to regain the public trust by focusing on balancing the budget, reducing spending, removing barriers to economic growth, and passing new health care reforms.
He said he intends to “generate bold policy initiatives and make a public case for their adoption.”
Price, a former Senate majority leader in the Georgia Legislature, has made no secret of his leadership ambitions. First elected to Congress in 2004, he has raised his profile and served as a lead attack dog in partisan battles.
He is currently chairman of the Republican Study Committee, the conservative caucus of the House GOP.
He will replace Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who had argued to shut down the policy committee to save money.
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