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  • Budd Sends Letter Warning Kenyan Government Of Possible Irregularities In Defense Contract
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, US Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) and four other lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter to the Kenyan Ambassador alerting him to possible irregularities in the announced Foreign Military Sale of 12 weaponized border patrol aircraft from a U.S. contractor to the Kenyan Government. “We have a duty to American businesses as well as our allies to make sure that contracts like this are awarded fairly and without favoritism,” said Representative Budd. “After looking at the facts, I am very concern... Read more

  • Budd Asks for Impartial Investigation of Kenya Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    ,-- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd and four other lawmakers sent a request to the Government Accountability Office for an investigation into the process that led to the approval of a foreign military sale of 12 weaponized border patrol aircraft and other equipment to the Government of Kenya. The sole-source contractor selected to provide the equipment has never successfully produced an aircraft of this type, while the only U.S. manufacturer with experience in this area was never considered ... Read more

  • Budd Leads Fight Against Kenyan Sale
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    , -- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced a resolution to halt a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kenya for 12 weaponized border patrol aircraft. The proposed sale would reward a $13 billion company that has never produced airplanes of this type and would cost $283 million dollars more than a small business in North Carolina, which is currently producing the needed aircraft. This is at least the third instance the disabled veteran-owned NC contractor was passed over, d... Read more

  • Budd and Adams Introduce Greensboro Four Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) and Representative Alma Adams (NC-12) released the following statement after the introduction of the bipartisan Greensboro Four Resolution, which recognizes the significance of the Greensboro Four sit in. “56 years ago, four students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sparked a movement across North Carolina that moved our state and country toward a better future,” said Congressman Budd. “The Greensboro Four sit in served as a catalyst... Read more

  • Budd Votes In Favor Of Protecting Americans’ Email Privacy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, Representative Ted Budd voted in favor of the Email Privacy Act. This bill will strengthen the Electronic Communications Privacy Act by treating electronic communications in a similar fashion to physical mail. “The Founders were deliberate in creating a zone of privacy through the 4th Amendment that could only be penetrated with probable cause and a search warrant granted by a judge. In recent years, we’ve gotten away from that standard with regard to our electronic communications. Since ... Read more

  • BUDD’S STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON FINANCIAL REGULATIONS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Economy

    BUDD’S STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS ON FINANCIAL REGULATIONS , -- U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement on President Trump’s executive orders regarding the Dodd-Frank Act and the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule: “It’s no secret that Dodd-Frank’s regulations have hindered small businesses and kneecapped local banks. In fact, since Dodd-Frank became law, the rate of new banks being chartered has fallen by as much as 97 percent, from an averag... Read more

  • Budd and Davidson Introduce the Drain the Swamp Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Drain the Swamp Act of 2017, which will require all agencies in Washington, DC to relocate their headquarters outside of the DC metro area. No more than 10 percent of agency employees will be permitted to remain in Washington. “Five out of ten of the richest counties in the country are located in Washington. Something is wrong here,” said Davidson. “In addition to cost benefits, my hope is that government agencies will reorient... Read more

  • Budd and Sanford Introduce No Bonuses For Terrorist Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Budd (R-NC) and Mark Sanford (R-SC) introduced H.R. 789 to ensure that U.S. taxpayer money will no longer go towards bonuses for terrorists. The No Bonuses for Terrorist Act of 2017 acknowledges and stops the practice of foreign aid going to fund acts of terror perpetrated against Israeli civilians. “The news of President Obama’s last-minute transfer of $224 million to the Palestinian Authority is a clear reminder that we need to take every measure possible to ens... Read more

  • Budd Cosponsors Bill to Protect Auto Racing in North Carolina
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress, Economy

    D.C., -- Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) cosponsored legislation that will prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from interfering with modifications of racecars used exclusively in competition. “Stock car racing has deep roots in our state, going back generations. This bill protects that legacy by ensuring the EPA doesn’t get involved in regulating racecars. It was never congressional intent for the EPA to regulate vehicles that don’t travel on federal roads,” said Rep. Budd. “Th... Read more

  • Budd's Statement on President Trump's Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Congress

    Washington, D.C.,-- U.S Representatives Budd released the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States. "I am glad to see that President Trump is doing what he campaigned on - keeping America safe and protecting its citizens. As the White House said earlier, 325,000 people from foreign countries came into the United States yesterday and only 109 were detained for further vetting. It is only common sense... Read more

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