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  • Rep. Ted Budd Leads Letter Urging TSA Temperature Checks During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urging him to express White House support for a new policy at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to check the temperatures of all airline passengers at the screening checkpoint. The policy would be temporary during the COVID-19 pandemic and would help ensure a safer re-opening of the United States. The letter was co-signed by Reps. Bill Posey, Denver Riggleman, Andy Harris, Chip Roy, D... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Statement on House Police Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on June 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) issued the following statement after he voted against the House Democrat-led police legislation: “It’s truly sad that, just like with Phase Four of COVID-19 relief, Democrats in the House and Senate refused to work with Republicans to craft a police reform bill that could actually become law. Instead, they blocked the JUSTICE Act from Sen. Tim Scott, and forced a House vote on legislation that would make it harder for cops to do their jobs. It’s clear De... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives Freedom Fighter Award
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Budget & Debt

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the FreedomFighter Award from FreedomWorks. The “award recognizes exceptional members of the House and Senate who have proven to be dedicated supporters of economic freedom and personal liberty.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I’m very proud to receive the Freedom Fighter Award for the third year in a row. FreedomWorks is one of the guiding lights in the movement for individual and economic liberty, so receiving this award means a lot to me. I w... Read more

  • Reps. Ted Budd & Dan Bishop Propose Defunding “Autonomous Zones”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Reps. Ted Budd, Dan Bishop, along with other top Republicans introduced the CHOPping Cash for CHAZ Act, which would strip federal funding from any city that tolerates an ““autonomous zone” within their boundaries. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “We cannot permit so-called autonomous zones to exist anywhere in America. Lawless ANTIFA thugs should not be allowed to take over parts of a city. Any city that tolerates this flaunting of the rule of law shouldn’t receive funding fro... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to lawmakers who show, “commitment to not only supporting pro-business legislation, but also a commitment to the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It is a true honor to receive this award from the U.S. Chamber. Their work in support of America’s free market system is unmatched.... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd’s Reforms Included in GOP Police Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd sponsored the JUSTICE Act, the official Republican police reform bill. The bill included aspects of Rep. Budd’s Community Policing Act (de-escalation training and community policing programs), as well as additional transparency measures and increased federal penalties for lynching. Rep. Budd released the following statement: “Instead of heavy-handed federal intervention that would make a police officer’s job harder, the JUSTICE Act will make cops better, ... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Introduces the Community Policing Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Community Policing Act, which establishes a five-year grant program for local police departments that focuses on increased de-escalation training and community outreach programs to strengthen the relationship between police officers and citizens. He was joined by Reps. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and John Curtis (R-UT). Full legislative text of the bill is HERE. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Wholesale defunding of the police is not the an... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd to Propose New Police Training Program
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) announced that he will be introducing a bill next week to establish a five-year grant program for local police departments that focuses on increased de-escalation training and community outreach programs to strengthen the relationship between police officers and citizens. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Wholesale defunding of the police is not the answer to the issues raised by George Floyd’s killing. The solution lies in training better cops and increasi... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd to Tour High Point 911 Call Center
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    High Point, NC -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) will visit the High Point 911 call center at 10:00am on Thursday, June 11, to view a demonstration of the Project Lighthouse Program, which is managed through the Critical Incident Safety and Security Notification System©. Rep. Budd will see firsthand what happens at the 911 call center in the event of an active shooter incident, as well as how the Project Lighthouse Program works to make the community safer. Background: In the event of a shot or shots fir... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) received the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes Members of Congress, “who have demonstrated the leadership critical to advancing policies that support America’s free enterprise system.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It is a true honor to be among the first Members of Congress to receive this award. Ensuring that America’s economic recovery from COVID-19 is swift and long-lasting w... Read more

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