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  • Budd Cosponsors Bill to Combat Opioid Crisis
    Posted in In the News on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    The opioid epidemic has hit our communities rapidly over the past few years. In 2015 our state saw more than 1,000 lives lost from opioid-related causes. Read more

  • Rep. Budd tours CATS program, discusses education with Iredell leaders
    Posted in In the News on September 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    here’s money to be made in vocational training and where this leads. So I’m very proud of the students here, very proud of the teachers and that Iredell County is recognizing that. Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Ted Budd sides with local manufacturer in a trade dispute
    Posted in In the News on August 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Triad congressman Ted Budd has joined a U.S. House member from Ohio in urging the revocation of a recent trade ruling that went against an ATM maker with a Greensboro plant. Read more

  • Ted Budd: Congress owes voters real results
    Posted in In the News on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    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 Co... Read more

  • Budd, Walker defend ATM maker against foreign competitor
    Posted in In the News on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    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. The manufacturer that has a plant ... Read more

  • Oversight Committee Orders Air Force to Turn Over Documents in Kenya Deal
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    A House government oversight committee is requesting the Air Force turn over documents related to a U.S. government weapons sale to Kenya pushed through on President Obama’s last day in office. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday will request the Air Force produce documents related to the $418 million sale to Kenya for twelve weaponized crop duster-like planes to conduct border control against terrorists, according to a letter obtained by Breitbart News. The U.S. gover... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd takes aim at cap on debit card fees
    Posted in In the News on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    In recent weeks, North Carolina’s newest congressman has narrowed his efforts to repeal regulations enacted following the Great Recession. Rep. Ted Budd, R-13, has advocated for the repeal of Dodd-Frank financial services regulations since taking office. More recently, Budd has focused his attention on a specific provision in the bill that caps fees charged for debit card processing — the Durbin Amendment, which was passed in 2010 as part of Dodd-Frank. Retailers pay the fees when shoppers pay ... Read more

  • Freshman Republican Ted Budd gets bank support for fight with retailers
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Republican Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina will get an assist from the banking industry as he becomes a surprise center of controversy in a major lobbying war between the financial services industry and the retail, restaurant, and grocery store industries. The Electronic Payments Coalition, a group that represents banks and card providers, began advertising on radio Tuesday in Budd's district, praising him for having "stood up to the big retail lobbyists" in a vote on debit card transaction fees... Read more

  • How bad is the defense acquisition system, really?
    Posted in In the News on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Every day, anonymous bureaucrats make decisions that will have a profound effect on people's lives. These decisions are as boring as they are important, and I suspect that most people are okay with the process to a degree — civilization requires a certain amount of paperwork. The problem comes when the usual unhelpfulness and rule-following of civil servants is mixed with something worse: favoritism. What frustrates people I talk to at home is that the bureaucracy actually does work — you just n... Read more

  • US lawmaker calls for probe into possible $418M arms sale to Kenya
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    A North Carolina congressman is calling for a probe into a potential $418 million contract between Kenya and a major U.S. defense contractor announced on President Obama's last day in office -- a deal the lawmaker claims reeks of cronyism. Republican Rep. Ted Budd wants the Government Accountability Office to investigate a deal between the African nation and New York-based L3 Technologies for the sale of 12 weaponized border patrol planes. He said he wants to know why a veteran-owned small compa... Read more

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