U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell) says he will support Donald Trump if he wins the Republican nomination for president.

“I’ll support the nominee of the the party,” Price said before addressing members of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on May 2.

Asked during a question-and-answer session after his speech which Republican candidate, Trump or Ted Cruz, would get along better with Congress if elected president, Price said. “I don’t know I sense a difference between them.”

Price, whose district stretches from Alpharetta to north DeKalb County and takes in large parts of Sandy Springs, Dunwoody and Brookhaven, said Republicans in Congress are drafting a series of position papers on topics such as tax reform,  health care, upward mobility and the Constitutional relationship between Congress and the president.

He said the lawmakers plan to present the papers publicly before the presidential nominating conventions this summer. Their goal, he said, is “to make … this campaign about policies and not about personalities. That may be difficult to do.”

Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Congress has become so divided that some members now ask why they’re there. “They ask themselves, ‘What am I doing? Is it worth it?’” he said.

“I didn’t get involved to go to Washington so I could fight with Democrats,” he said. Instead, he said, he wanted to solve problems. “Challenges are crystal clear, now more than ever,” he said.

During its meeting, the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs on May 2 unfurled a banner proclaiming it District 6900 club of the year for the third straight year. Rotary District 6900 Governor Bob Hagan, at left, and Sandy Springs Rotary president Jerry Hicks presented the banner, which joins two others flown during the club’s meetings. Hagan said only three of the 68 clubs in the region had achieved three such victories. “It’s unusual,” he said. “it’s quite an honor.”

Joe Earle

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