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  • Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Proposal to Cap SCOTUS at 9 Justices
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) officially co-sponsored a Constitutional Amendment that caps the number of justices on the Supreme Court at nine. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “As Democrats radically propose packing the Supreme Court with left-wing justices, this Constitutional Amendment is needed now more than ever. A political party should not be able to fundamentally warp the structure of our country’s highest court because they refuse to accept the fact that a President gets... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Introduces "Make PPE in America Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Make PPE in America Act. The bill requires the Defense Logistics Agency to issue longer-term contracts to make Personal Protective Equipment in America. The Senate co-sponsors were Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “One of the biggest lessons that COVID has taught us is the importance of Made in America. In North Carolina, we’re a national leader in textile manu... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Hold Lawless Cities Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on September 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) joined Reps. Jim Jordan (OH-04) and Debbie Lesko (AZ-08) to introduce a bill to revoke federal aid to cities and states that refuse to prosecute individuals who were arrested for crimes committed during riots. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The widespread riots and looting that have plagued our country’s cities over the past several months are outrageous. We’ve witnessed lawless anarchists take to the streets and destroy historic monuments, vandalize an... Read more

  • Reps. Budd, Price Introduce Bill to Rename PTIA Tower After Sen. Kay Hagan
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (NC-13) and David Price (NC-04) joined a bipartisan coalition of Senators and House members to introduce a bill to rename the air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport after the late-Sen. Kay Hagan. They were joined by Sens. Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Amy Klobuchar, and Mark Warner; and Reps. Mark Walker, David Rouzer, George Holding, Greg Murphy, Alma Adams, and G.K. Butterfield. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Sen. Hagan was a d... Read more

  • Budd, Burr, & Tillis Secure $25 Million For Lexington Train Station
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Lexington, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) and Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis announced that they secured a $24.9 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the Department of Transportation for the City of Lexington. The project funded by the grant is described as follows: “The project constructs a multimodal passenger rail and bus station in Lexington’s Depot District, replaces the 7th Avenue at-grade rail crossing with a grade-separated rail crossin... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Secures $543,000 Federal Grant for Salisbury
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd announced that the City of Salisbury received $543,185 in funds from the National Park Service’s (NPS) Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program. Rep. Budd sent a letter of support to the NPS to secure the funds. The funds will be used to rehabilitate up to ten projects in the City’s Historic District. The city estimates that this grant funding would leverage approximately $5 million in private investment. The NPS program aims to, “enable the rehab... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Announces $125,000 Grant to Rowan County to Fight Drug Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Opioid Crisis

    Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced a $125,000 grant for Rowan County’s Youth Substance Use Prevention (YSUP) program. The grant was from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention & Control. Rep. Budd previously supported a bill to ensure funding for YSUP Rowan and other Drug-Free Communities Support Programs. Rep. Budd said: “Even as we fight a pandemic, the opioid epidemic has gotten worse. Drug overdoses have increased d... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Announces $1.9 million Grant for PTI Airport
    Posted in Press Releases on August 28, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation & Infrastructure

    Greensboro, NC -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Piedmont Triad International Airport nearly $2 million in grant funding for “noise mitigation measures for residences” near the airport. The grant notice can be viewed HERE. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I’m happy to announce that folks living around PTI will not have to face the hassle of excessive noise generated by the airport. I thank the DOT for their consideration of this grant. I... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Statement Opposing Postal Bailout
    Posted in Press Releases on August 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 8015: “Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has already said the agency has enough capacity to handle increased mail-in ballots during the 2020 election. He has even suspended any reforms to the USPS until after the election to avoid even the appearance of impropriety. Today’s vote is yet another attempt by House Democrats to push irresponsible conspiracy theories and politicize COVID-19. A blank taxpa... Read more

  • Reps. Ted Budd & Debbie Lesko Introduce Resolution Condemning Identity Politics
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) introduced a House resolution condemning identity politics in the Democrat Party and expressing the view that every individual is created equal and made in the image of God. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Every individual American has the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Those principles should unite us together as one American family. We must reject the divisive identity politics that has taken ove... Read more

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