[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/19/art.price0219.gi.jpg caption=" Rep. Tom Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on."]
Washington (CNN) - Rep. Tom Price on Friday welcomed the "Party of No" critique that has been leveled at his party by national Democrats, but added he thought the label is "a little silly."
"This charge of saying no doesn't really bother me at all," Price told conservative activists gathered in Washington for the Conservative Political Action Conference. "In fact, I actually vote no a lot," the Georgia Republican said to applause and cheers.
Price, who is the leader of the conservative Republican Study Committee, rallied the CPAC crowd by ticking off a number of Democratic initiatives that he has voted no on.
"When Democrats borrow a trillion dollars for a pork filled stimulus, we stand up and shout 'No!'" Price said. "When they want to raise our taxes, increase our debt, take over our health care, what do we shout?" The crowd didn't hesitate: "No!"
Price, an adamant critic of the expansion of the federal government and of the Obama administration, echoed a sentiment oft-uttered at Tea Party rallies around the country: "We must take our country back."
"Take it back from a vile liberal agenda that is threatening everything we hold dear as Americans," Price said.
Price's remarks had a familiar echo. Earlier on Friday, Rep. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, also tried to rally conservatives around the "party of no" label.
"Some folks like to call us the 'Party of No,' Pence said during his CPAC speech. "Well, I say 'No' is way underrated here in Washington, D.C. Sometimes 'No' is just what this town needs to hear."