Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Expand Pell Grants for Job Training Programs

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 2037, the Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students Act. The bipartisan bill would extend Pell Grant eligibility to qualified 8-15 week job training programs. The courses would be required to be tailored to the skills necessary for high-skilled, in-demand professions and would prepare graduates for any licensing exam needed to ent...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement Opposing Democrat Plan to Raise Taxes & Expand the IRS

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement opposing the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act”: “At a time when working families across North Carolina are struggling to put food on the table and pay their electric bill, Democrats want to double down on the policies that got us in this mess. This Democrat bill raises taxes in a recession, hires 87,000 new IRS agents to tr...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Amendment to Protect Middle Class Taxpayers From IRS Expansion

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has submitted an amendment to the “Inflation Reduction Act” that would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from using new funding to conduct audits on individuals making less than $400,000 per year. The Senate failed to adopt a similar amendment from Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) after all 50 Democrats opposed it. Read the legislative text of the amendment ...

Rep. Ted Budd Submits Amendment to Fund Border Security Instead of IRS Expansion

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd proposed an amendment to the “Inflation Reduction Act” that would redirect over $69 billion of new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) funding into several aspects of border security. Rep. Budd’s amendment: Provides $25 billion to build the border wall. Includes Rep. Budd’s Build the Wall Now Act to ensure the money will immediately go toward border wall construc...

Rep. Ted Budd Receives Hero of Main Street Award

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) received the Hero of Main Street Award from the National Retail Federation (NRF). The award honors a bipartisan group of lawmakers for their support of public policies important to the retail industry and its millions of small businesses. Rep. Budd also congratulated Sean Brownlee of Ravenox from Burlington, NC. He was named one of the NRF’s Retail Ch...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces the Promote Work and Improve Health Act

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Promote Work and Improve Health Act. The bill directs states to prioritize ways to promote the dignity of work as a way to fight substance abuse. Specifically, the Promote Work and Health Act requires states to certify to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration what they have done to promote work and employment whe...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Amendment to Force Biden White House to Take Inflation Education Course

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has submitted an amendment to the fiscal year 2023 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill to require all personnel in the Biden White House to complete a financial literacy course focused on inflation. Read the full text of the amendment HERE Rep. Budd said in a statement: “North Carolinians are paying $7,600 more this year thanks to J...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces the ‘Pay Victims Not Prisoners Act’

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Pay Victims Not Prisoners Act. The bill redirects all stimulus checks paid to federal prisoners under the American Rescue Plan into victim compensation funds. Last month, Rep. Budd uncovered that the Biden administration sent $863 million in stimulus payments to 597,000 federal prisoners under the American Rescue Plan. This included con...

Rep. Ted Budd Pushes for American-Made PPE

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to the conferees crafting the China Competition Bill asking them “to add provisions that prioritize American national security and manufacturing” of personal protective equipment (PPE). Rep. Budd’s Make PPE in America Act was largely passed into law last year, and Rep. Budd is requesting that the conferees build on his bill by, “prohibit...

Rep. Ted Budd Supports Ocean Shipping Reform Act

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after voting to support the Ocean Shipping Reform Act: “As America experiences unprecedented supply chain disruptions, I am proud to support the first major overhaul of international shipping regulations in over two decades. The Ocean Shipping Reform Act supports a fairer market for American exports and levels the playing fie...

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