Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill Prohibiting IRS Bank Surveillance

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has helped introduce H.R. 5586, the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act. The bill would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from implementing any form of the Biden Administration’s proposed bank surveillance plan. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “President Biden wants the IRS to ...

Rep. Budd-Sponsored Bill to Expand State Opioid Response Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 2379, the State Opioid Response Grant Authorization Act passed the House of Representatives. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) was a sponsor of this bipartisan legislation. The bill will expand the State Opioid Response Grant Program to include the battle against all substance abuse, and extend the program until fiscal year 2027. The bill also expands access to medication assist...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H. Con. Res. 44, the Fiscal State of the Nation Resolution. This bipartisan legislation would “require the Comptroller General to present the Financial Report of the United States Government to an annual joint hearing of the House and Senate Budget Committees.” The resolution was originally introduced by Reps. Andy Barr (R-KY) and Kathleen ...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill Consolidating Federal Antitrust Enforcement

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R.2926, the One Agency Act. The bill would consolidate the federal government’s antitrust enforcement authority into the Department of Justice (DOJ). Currently, this authority is split between the DOJ and the Federal Trade Commission. The legislation was originally introduced by Reps. Mike Johnson (R-LA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), and Greg Steub...

After Afghanistan, our veterans need continued support

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Rep. Budd’s op-ed published by the Carolina Journal: https://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/after-afghanistan-our-veterans-need-continued-support/ President Biden’s incompetent handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was challenging to watch. The American people are rightly outraged by the abject weakness displayed by the president and his advisors. No community feels this pain m...

Reps. Ted Budd, Patrick McHenry Announce $21 Million Grant for Iredell-Statesville Schools

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Advance, N.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Patrick McHenry (R-NC) announced a $21.2 million competitive Department of Education grant for Iredell-Statesville Schools. Both congressmen represent parts of Iredell County. The federal dollars come from the Department of Education’s Teacher and School Leader (TSL) Incentive Grant Program and would allow Iredell-Statesville Schools to implement t...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement Opposing Raising Debt Ceiling

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement in opposition to raising the debt ceiling: “Instead of using the debt limit to address our dangerous fiscal situation, Democrats are once again kicking the can down the road toward their multi-trillion dollar socialist spending spree. We should not be raising the limit on the national credit card given the current state of o...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill Protecting Agriculture Supply Chains

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 5490, the bipartisan Foreign Adversary Risk Management (FARM) Act. The bill would designate the U.S. agriculture industry and its supply chains as critical infrastructure, thereby adding a layer of oversight to ensure that foreign investment does not lead to foreign interference. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Agriculture is North Caroli...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Flag Code Modernization Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R.4212, Flag Code Modernization Act. The bipartisan bill would amend the U.S. Flag Code to expand the number of American flag displays permitted under federal law. Many flag customs are already commonplace, and the Flag Code Modernization Act would officially make them legal. The bill is supported by the American Legion and was originally in...

Rep. Ted Budd Calls Out State Department for “Lack of Communication” on Stranded Americans in Afghanistan

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling out the State department for their lack of communication with congressional offices regarding stranded Americans and allies in Afghanistan. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Secretary Blinken, I write to express my grave concerns regarding the lack of communication between the State Dep...

Rep. Ted Budd Questions Sec. Yellen on U.S. Debt Burden

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) pressed Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the mounting national debt. Under Rep. Budd’s questioning, Sec. Yellen could not provide a level of debt that would be unsustainable for the United States. She even admitted that, “we could have a substantially higher burden”. The video of the exchange is below: The transcript of the exchange is below: Budd:...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors No Support for Terror Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 5316, the No Support for Terror Act. This bill was originally introduced by Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) and stop allocations of Special Drawing Rights at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for countries that commit genocide or sponsor terrorism. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “State sponsors of terrorism and countries who commit genocide h...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Help Homeschool Parents

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 5284, the Home Educators are Teachers Act. The bill would allow homeschool parents to be eligible for a $250 tax deduction for school supplies. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Homeschool parents across North Carolina do incredible work taking their children’s education into t...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bills to Increase Educational Freedom

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored two bills from Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) that would give students and parents more educational freedom as they face toxic Critical Race Theory and mask mandates. H.R. 5328, the No Corrupt Racist Training (No CRT) Act and H.R. 5327, the Masks Off Act, would give students more access to Opportunity Grants to seek alternative educational options....

Rep. Ted Budd Leads Letter Demanding Answers From Biden on Abandoned Afghan Weapons

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) led a coalition of 20 House members to send a letter to President Biden demanding answers after the State Department ordered the deletion of several public reports about the amount of taxpayer-funded equipment that was provided to the Afghan National Security Forces. Co-signers on the letter are: Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Brian Babin (R-TX), Bill Pose...

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