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  • Rep. Ted Budd Highlights Government Waste in Outdated Federal Software
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) announced this week’s edition of Budd’s Budget Busters, which highlights and exposes examples of federal government waste and proposes solutions to save taxpayer dollars. According to the Government Accountability Office, 75 percent of the federal government’s IT funding goes towards maintaining outdated legacy software. The Department of Justice and the Social Security Administration still operate a programming code from the 1950s and 1960s. The Departme... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd & Colleagues Introduce Bill to Eliminate Millennial Marriage Penalty
    Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Last week, Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H.R. 5863 along with Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and 24 other House members. This legislation allows both spouses in a marriage who hold student loan debt to deduct up to $2,500 in interest paid on student loans from their taxable income. Under current law, married couples who both hold student loan debt are only allowed to file one $2,500 student loan interest deduction, creating a “marriage penalty.” If they were single, th... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Launches Series to Cut Government Waste
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) launched “Budd's Budget Busters,” a new effort to highlight and push for common sense ways that Congress can cut government waste and save taxpayer money. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It’s time to get serious about tackling Washington’s spending addiction. I’m going to use this new series to highlight the simple, common sense ways that lawmakers can save hard-working taxpayers billions of dollars.” The inaugural Budd's Budget Buster highlights t... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Leads Letter Supporting a Public Health Perspective on Harms of Marijuana
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13), along with 11 of his colleagues, sent a letter to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) thanking him for introducing a public health perspective to the question of banking for marijuana enterprises. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I want to thank Sen. Crapo for his leadership in introducing a public health perspective to the issue of banking for the marijuana industry. I believe that we need a full examination of these ... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Submits Public Comment Strongly Supporting Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Organizations
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) submitted a public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strongly supporting its new proposed regulation to ensure equal treatment of faith-based organizations. The proposed rule would remove regulatory burdens on faith-based organizations, ensure equal treatment between religious and non-religious organizations in HHS-supported programs, and allow faith-based organizations to apply for federal grants on equal footing with... Read more

  • Reps. Ted Budd, Mark Meadows Introduce National Education Security Training Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after introducing the National Education Security Training (NEST) Act with Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11): “As mass violence strikes our country’s schools, it’s important that we take proactive steps to secure our places of learning. At the end of the day, our students and teachers should not have to worry about their safety while they learn and teach. ” “That’s why we introduced the National Education Security Tr... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Statement on President Trump’s Impeachment Acquittal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.-- U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment: “I’m glad that after the Senate conducted a fair trial, they decided not to short-circuit the 2020 election. The voters should choose whether or not President Trump remains in office, not politicians in Washington. Now we can finally put this sorry spectacle behind us and get back to work for the American people.” Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Calls for Full Travel Ban to China to Stop Coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.-- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement calling for a temporary full travel ban on China to protect the American people from the spread of the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan: “As this virus continues to spread, I think it’s common sense to act now in an abundance of caution. To date, nearly 10,000 people have been infected worldwide and 213 people have died. Several major airlines have already suspended flights to China, the World Health Organization has ... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Leads NC Delegation to End Washington’s Spending Addiction
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H. Res 818 along with Reps. Meadows (R-NC), Hudson (R-NC), Murphy (R-NC), Bishop (R-NC), and Rouzer (R-NC). At a time when the annual budget deficit is set to break $1 trillion in 2020, this resolution expresses support for a balanced budget and that the debt ceiling should not be raised without significant fiscal and spending reforms. Read the full resolution text here. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The federal governmen... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Joins President Trump at White House for USMCA Signing Ceremony
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing ceremony of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Rep. Budd served on the USMCA Whip Team, gathering votes for the deal in the House. Rep. Budd released the following statement after the event: “I couldn’t be more proud that this landmark trade deal has been signed by President Trump today. The USMCA will grow the economy by tens of billions of dollars, supp... Read more

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