His remarks came during an appearance before Rotary Club of Sandy Springs members at the Hilton Perimeter Suites Monday.
Citing a divisive climate among the populace, Price laid out Congress’ itinerary of issues to address — tax reform, health care and the national debt chief among them — in the coming weeks and months.
“I think it’s going to be a bouncy fall,” said Price. “Your Congress, for better or for worse, is a pretty doggone [good] representation of your nation. … What we need are solutions.”
The five-term legislator acknowledged getting an earful of feedback from concerned residents in his efforts to “take the pulse” of his constituency. He also noted having never seen the nation so divided along ideological lines as its current state indicates.
Before leaving the lectern, Price referenced the upcoming elections during a plea to audience members to get or remain engaged in the political process.
“Recognize that part of your responsibility, as you well know, is engagement in the political process,” Price said. “We can only be as good a representative as you make us be.
“Virtually every one of you lives in a community that is having contested elections this fall at the local level,” he added. “You’ve got some great candidates in the community. … Identify the ones that you support, with whom you align, and help them.”