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  • Rep. Ted Budd Leads Letter Urging TSA Temperature Checks During COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows urging him to express White House support for a new policy at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to check the temperatures of all airline passengers at the screening checkpoint. The policy would be temporary during the COVID-19 pandemic and would help ensure a safer re-opening of the United States. The letter was co-signed by Reps. Bill Posey, Denver Riggleman, Andy Harris, Chip Roy, D... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives Freedom Fighter Award
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Budget & Debt

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the FreedomFighter Award from FreedomWorks. The “award recognizes exceptional members of the House and Senate who have proven to be dedicated supporters of economic freedom and personal liberty.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I’m very proud to receive the Freedom Fighter Award for the third year in a row. FreedomWorks is one of the guiding lights in the movement for individual and economic liberty, so receiving this award means a lot to me. I w... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives Spirit of Enterprise Award
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The award is given to lawmakers who show, “commitment to not only supporting pro-business legislation, but also a commitment to the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It is a true honor to receive this award from the U.S. Chamber. Their work in support of America’s free market system is unmatched.... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) received the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes Members of Congress, “who have demonstrated the leadership critical to advancing policies that support America’s free enterprise system.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It is a true honor to be among the first Members of Congress to receive this award. Ensuring that America’s economic recovery from COVID-19 is swift and long-lasting w... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”
    Posted in Press Releases on June 2, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Budget & Debt

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). The award recognizes Rep. Budd for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C. supporting limited government, economic freedom, and low taxes. This year, Rep. Budd is one of only 48 House members to have earned this award for their outstanding voting record during the 2019 Congressional session. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It is a true honor to receive N... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bill to Help Companies Attract Investors
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) re-introduced the Encouraging Public Offerings Act. Rep. Budd previously introduced the legislation in 2017 and the bill passed the House on November 1, 2017, by a vote of 419-0. The legislation encourages capital formation by making initial public offerings more attractive for companies. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Financial markets connect money to ideas. But, the process of taking a company public has become more and more difficult. This bil... Read more

  • Let’s End the CARES Act’s Work Disincentive That’s Hurting Employers
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on May 26, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health

    Daily Signal op-ed by Rep. Budd and Rep. Ken Buck https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/05/26/lets-end-the-cares-acts-work-disincentive-thats-hurting-employers/ If you’re a small-business owner looking to hire back workers you were forced to lay off due to the COVID-19 economic shutdown, you shouldn’t have to face another government-created burden. But sadly, you’re facing just that. Due to a flawed provision in the CARES Act, which House Democrats insisted be included, Americans are able to receive ... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Opposes House Democrats’ Unserious COVID-19 Package
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Health, Budget & Debt

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 6800: “As our country begins to reopen, there are so many actions we could take to help our fellow citizens through the COVID-19 crisis. Sadly, not only has Speaker Pelosi refused to let the House get back to work full-time, she forced a vote on an 1,800-page, one-sided, laundry-list of liberal policy dreams that was crafted in her office with no Republican input and without common sen... Read more

  • Reps. Ted Budd and Ken Buck Introduce Bill to Get America Back to Work
    Posted in Press Releases on May 12, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced the Getting Americans Back to Work Act. This legislation fixes a flaw in the CARES Act that resulted in many Americans receiving higher wages through unemployment compensation than through their previous jobs. Specifically, the bill caps the amount an individual can receive from unemployment insurance at 100 percent of their previous wages. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “As we continue to confront the effects of the... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Secures EPA Cleanup Grant for Salisbury, NC
    Posted in Press Releases on May 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure

    Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13), along with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, announced that the City of Salisbury, NC would receive a $500,000 Brownfields Cleanup Grant. Rep. Budd and his staff worked with officials in Washington, D.C. to bring the city’s grant application to the attention of decision-makers from the White House and the EPA, and ultimately got the grant across the finish line. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “We are thrilled that... Read more

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