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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 11, 2011. (Associated Press)

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  • Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, says a delay on implementing Obamacare should not be off the table as part of a spending deal as some parts have been put off already. "[I]t's only fair for the American people now to have that same delay," he said. (Associated Press)

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  • The Secret Ballot Protection Act offered by Rep. David P. Roe, Tennessee Republican, would require private voting on whether to form a union. "That's how I got elected," he said. (House of Representatives)

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  • Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican and a physician, says his health care plan won't put the government "in charge of a doggone thing."
(Associated Press)

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  • Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, attends a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor in downtown Washington on June 5, 2013. (Christian Science Monitor)

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    The House last week took about seven hours out of its customary August recess to come back and pass the $26 billion union bailout bill. The unusual session confirmed the well-known principle that the republic is most imperiled while Congress is in town. That's why Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, is on the right track with his resolution that would restrain federal lawmakers from meeting after the November elections until the new representatives take the oath of office in January.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican

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  • "What they once hailed as a targeted, timely and temporary stimulus package vital to the health of our economy, Democrats are now acknowledging that it's just another Washington slush fund," said Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee.

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  • "We simply cannot spend our way into a stable economy and labor market," said Rep. Tom Price, Georgia Republican, who voted against the bill.

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