Cementing the legacy of Rev. Billy Graham

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Rep. Budd’s op-ed in the North State Journal: https://nsjonline.com/article/2022/02/budd-cementing-the-legacy-of-rev-billy-graham/ Rev. Billy Graham lived his life spreading the Gospel to people around the world. His death in 2018 was an enormous loss felt by people around the world, especially in his home state of North Carolina. Although he may have been called home to heaven, his work on Earth ...

President Biden's backdoor plan to influence elections

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Op-ed from Rep. Budd and Foundation for Government Accountability CEO Tarren Bragdon published in The Hill https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/592551-president-bidens-backdoor-plan-to-influence-elections Democrats’ “voting rights” legislation is finally dead. With the Senate’s failure to end the filibuster, President Biden is unable to achieve his top priority of overruling state elec...

Good News for NC’s Dairy Farmers

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Op-ed from Rep. Budd published in the North State Journal https://nsjonline.com/article/2022/01/budd-good-news-for-ncs-dairy-farmers/ The dairy industry is an invaluable part of the American economy, yet dairy farmers face hardships and obstacles that endanger the industry’s future growth. While the family farm I grew up on in Davie County consisted mainly of cattle and chickens, I am no stranger ...

Biden’s Socialist Spending Spree Is Poisonous for America

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Tags: Economy

The following opinion piece by Rep. Budd was published in Townhall: https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2021/11/18/bidens-socialist-spending-spree-is-poisonous-for-america-n2599301 When Joe Biden was campaigning for president, Democrats said the Biden presidency would be a return of the so-called “adults” to the White House. Biden promised to be a politically moderate leader foc...

Making a difference in the opioid crisis

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Rep. Budd’s op-ed in the North State Journal’s Randolph Record https://randolphrecord.com/budd-making-a-difference-in-the-opioid-crisis/ It has become clear that after years of progress, the COVID-19 pandemic has aided in the opioid crisis spiraling out of control once again. Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a record high of 93,331 drug overdose deaths. The vast m...

The great American cryptocurrency opportunity

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Rep. Budd’s op-ed in the Washington Times: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/oct/25/the-great-american-cryptocurrency-opportunity/ Due to China’s anti-free market mentality, the United States has an economic opening on financial technology, and we need to seize it. China escalated its war on economic freedom by banning all crypto transactions in September. This is nothing new for one of th...

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...

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