Former U.S. Rep. Deborah Pryce served in the House for 16 years, representing Ohio’s 15th congressional district from 1993 until 2009. She became the highest-ranking Republican woman in House history when she chaired the Republican Conference from 2003 until 2005. She also served as a deputy majority whip. She chaired the subcommittee on legislative and budget process on the House Rules Committee, tasked with determining the process by which legislation could be considered on the House floor. She also served on the powerful Financial Services Committee, serving as the chief negotiator on certain provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley banking bill and Sarbanes-Oxley financial regulations. She was the top Republican on the subcommittee on capital markets, insurance and government-sponsored enterprises. And she chaired the subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade and Technology Jurisdiction.
She is actively involved in the Continued Leadership Hope Street Kids. She founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and served on the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She is a former board member of the U.S. Botanic Garden, Women’s Policy, Inc., CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.