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The first time Gallup polled the approval rating of the U.S. Congress, the year was 1974, and over the course of that year, it was about 40 percent.
At the beginning of this year, that approval rating had been cut in half, clocking in at an embarrassing 19 percent.
Congress worked a great deal more in 1974. That Congress was in session for more than nine full work weeks longer than the most recent one. That’s more than two months of work time. It’s no wonder the American people flat-out hate Congress — we’re taking too much time off.
Washington D.C. -- U.S. Representatives Ted Budd (NC-13) and Walter Jones (NC-3) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force sharing the accounts of two former majors in the 6th Special Operations Squadron of a failed 2013 contracting effort for weaponized agricultural aircraft.
Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement on the loss of 15 US Marines and 1 Sailor in the KC-130 airplane crash in Leflore County, Mississippi en route from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C:
“The loss of 15 US Marines and 1 Sailor in yesterday’s tragic plane crash in Mississippi is devastating. With a heavy heart we are sending our thoughts and are prayers to the families and loved ones of the service members lost. My condolences are with everyone who is touched by this grievous news.”
WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement in regards to the passage of the Financial CHOICE Act:
U.S. Reps. Ted Budd and Mark Walker joined two other North Carolina congressmen this week in prodding trade officials to rule in favor of an ATM manufacturer with a local workforce of more than 200.
The two Republican congressmen, who each represent parts of Guilford County, partnered on a letter they sent Monday to the U.S. International Trade Commission urging it to side with Diebold Nixdorf in the Ohio-based company’s patent dispute with a Korean competitor.
Washington, D.C., Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) and three other lawmakers sent a letter urging the Chairman of the Internal Trade Commission (ITC) to consider the North Carolina manufacturing jobs at stake before making a ruling in a patent infringement dispute between Diebold-Nixdorf, an American manufacturer of Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), and Hyosung, a Korean ATM maker. Rep.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), whose efforts at oversight of the recent Kenya Foreign Military Sale have been stonewalled by the Air Force, released the following statement in the wake of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s decision to require the Air Force to turn over vital documents in the Kenya Foreign Military Sale:
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WASHINGTON, DC -- Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) spoke on the House floor on the importance of preserving the Durbin Amendment repeal in the Financial Choice Act. Two weeks ago, the Financial Choice Act passed the House Financial Services Committee with a full repeal of the Durbin Amendment included. Pro-price control groups are fighting to strip the provision through a procedural technique in the House Rules Committee, a closed-door process that, if successful, will not allow Congress to sidestep a public debate on the policy. Read Rep Budd’s full remarks below.