While school was out over the summer, Congress was in, and N.C. politicians didn’t disappoint. Reps. David Price, D-N.C., and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., all made their way into the news.
Price’s leadership role in whipping for the Iran deal in Congress pushed him into headlines. Price, along with Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, has been preparing for the House’s battle over the deal since January 2014.
Thomas Carsey, a political science professor at UNC, said it’s understandable for a Democrat in a safely democratic district to take a strong position on the issue.
“It makes sense that there are Democrats that are unlikely to lose a seat over this issue taking point,” he said.
Meadows offered a motion to vacate House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. But the motion was sent to the Rules Committee, which is currently packed with Boehner allies.