Marshall Center Voices: Congressman David Price and Congressman Vern Buchanan

Vern Buchanan, David Price, Valbona Zeneli engaged in a discussion

Marshall Center Voices: Congressman David Price and Congressman Vern Buchanan

In this episode, Marshall Center’s Professor Dr. Valbona Zeneli interviews U.S. Congressman David Price and U.S. Congressman Vern Buchanan, Co-Chairs of the House Democracy Partnership. They provide insightful commentary about the work that HDP is doing to support capacity building of legislators around the world.

The Marshall Center Voices is a unique virtual forum where we invite Marshall Center alumni and special friends to share insights and knowledge on security issues that affect our world.

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.

Price 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.

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan is co-chair of the bipartisan 29-member Florida congressional delegation and currently serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over tax policy, international trade, health care, welfare, Social Security and Medicare. Buchanan is the lead Republican of the Trade Subcommittee, a key panel that oversees tariffs, customs, bilateral and regional trade agreements and international trade rules and organizations.

Buchanan has also been ranked one of the most bipartisan and effective members of Congress by two respected non-partisan organizations: the Lugar Center and the Center for Effective Lawmaking. In 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce also rated Congressman Vern Buchanan the highest among the 29-member Florida congressional delegation for his record of bipartisanship and creating jobs.

This interview reflects the views of the contributors and are not necessarily the official policy of the U.S. Department of Defense or its components, United States, Germany, or any other governments.

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October 18, 2021