After Afghanistan, our veterans need continued support

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Tags: Veterans

Rep. Budd’s op-ed published by the Carolina Journal: https://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/after-afghanistan-our-veterans-need-continued-support/ President Biden’s incompetent handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was challenging to watch. The American people are rightly outraged by the abject weakness displayed by the president and his advisors. No community feels this pain m...

Delivering a Critical Win for NC Chicken Farmers

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in the Randolph Record: https://randolphrecord.com/budd-delivering-a-critical-win-for-nc-chicken-farmers/ Even though hyper-partisan legislation has dominated Congress this year, I’ve remained focused on identifying ways to support the largest industry in North Carolina: agriculture. As you may know, I grew up on my family’s cattle and chicken farm in Davie County, and I still li...

Congress must address the looming debt crisis

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in The Hill: https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/573001-congress-must-address-the-looming-debt-crisis As a business owner and the father of three kids, I am well-accustomed to fiscal discipline. In business, you have to pay rent, keep the lights on, and sign the front of your employees’ paychecks each month. As a business owner, you plan and stick to a budget, ...

Budd & Robinson: How North Carolina is fighting back against critical race theory

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Tags: Education

Op-ed from Rep. Budd and Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in Washington Examiner: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/how-north-carolina-is-fighting-back-against-critical-race-theory ----------------------------- There is a battle being waged about whether or not the United States is inherently good or bad. This battle is being fought across several fronts. You have patriotic parents on the fr...

How Congress can connect rural North Carolina

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in the Salisbury Post: https://www.salisburypost.com/2021/09/15/rep-ted-budd-how-congress-can-connect-rural-north-carolina/ Lately in Washington, there has been a lot of talk and debate around the definition of “infrastructure.” As someone who still lives on the family farm in Davie County, I know for certain that broadband should be considered infrastructure. Rural Americans acr...

We must get North Carolina back to work

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in the North State Journal’s Randolph Record: https://randolphrecord.com/budd-we-must-get-north-carolina-back-to-work/ Last month, the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that 46% of small businesses currently have unfilled job openings. Our country is still down 7.1 million jobs from our pre-lockdown boom, and 9.5 million jobs remain unfilled nationwide. While...

Pork-barrel earmarks begin to poison Washington

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The following op-ed was published in the Washington Examiner by Rep. Budd and FreedomWorks Policy Director Sarah Anderson: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/pork-barrel-earmarks-begin-to-poison-washington Taxpayers across the country are getting their first looks at what the Washington swamp is like in the new earmark era. It’s not a pretty sight. Earlier this year, the House of Re...

How Court-Packing Power Grab Endangers Rights, Threatens Nation’s Foundations

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The following op-ed was published in the Daily Signal authored by Rep. Budd and Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/10/how-court-packing-power-grab-endangers-rights-threatens-nations-foundations/ The independence of the Supreme Court is crucial to preserving the original meaning of the Constitution and preventing a radical transformation of ou...

HR1 is Pelosi, Schumer's dangerous ploy to cancel Republicans at the ballot box

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The following op-ed was published at Fox News authored by Reps. Budd, Roy, and Hice: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/pelosi-schumer-republicans-ballot-box-roy-budd-hice We all know that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer want to cancel your voice in public debate, but now they also want to cancel your choice at the ballot box. Sitting atop Pelosi and Schumer’s "to-...

Democrats Bring Back the Swamp’s Favorite Tool

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This op-ed from Rep. Budd was published in Townhall: https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2021/03/01/democrats-bring-back-the-swamps-favorite-tool-n2585511 After four years of a president who put America First and fought to drain the swamp in Washington, the swamp is coming back with a vengeance. House Democrats have announced their plans to officially resurrect one of the most c...

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