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  • Boosting resource officers will help curb school violence
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 7, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Second Amendment

    Op-ed in The Hill by Rep. Budd https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/lawmaker-news/482018-boosting-resource-officers-will-help-curb-school-violence As violence in and around our country’s schools increases, lawmakers are often pressed to enact measures such as semi-automatic weapons bans, magazine restrictions, and other policies that would punish law-abiding gun owners. This misguided approach completely ignores solutions that would prevent all forms of violence in the classroom. Unfortunatel... Read more

  • Reps. Ted Budd, Mark Meadows Introduce National Education Security Training Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Second Amendment

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after introducing the National Education Security Training (NEST) Act with Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11): “As mass violence strikes our country’s schools, it’s important that we take proactive steps to secure our places of learning. At the end of the day, our students and teachers should not have to worry about their safety while they learn and teach. ” “That’s why we introduced the National Education Security Tr... Read more

  • Reps. Ted Budd, Dan Bishop Introduce FLIP Act of 2020
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Education

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after introducing the Financial Literacy Improvement for Professionals (FLIP) Act of 2020 along with Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC): “It is very concerning to me that a majority of students graduate from high school without knowing how to balance a checkbook, open a checking account, or manage interest. Without this basic knowledge, it will be difficult for them to navigate the financial process and responsi... Read more

  • Reps. Budd, Zeldin, Kustoff Introduce Resolution To Reduce Anti-Semitism Through Education
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H. Res. 782 along with Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and David Kustoff (R-TN). The resolution encourages public schools throughout the country to design and teach a curriculum about the history of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, and the historic importance of the creation of the Jewish State of Israel in 1948. It also highlights that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) has subjected Jewish students on college campu... Read more

  • Helping parents safely navigate the Digital Era is critical for America
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 6, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Life, Marriage, & Family

    The Hill op-ed from Rep. Ted Budd https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/473303-helping-parents-safely-navigate-the-digital-era-is-critical The 21st century has ushered in an era flooded with technological advancements that build on each other seemingly on a monthly basis. Just 20 years ago, children didn’t grow up with iPhones, tablets, and other devices vying for every waking second of their attention. Fast-forward to today and almost 90 percent of children have a cell phone by age... Read more

  • Career and technical education programs need to be improved
    Posted in Press Releases on November 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Statesville Record & Landmark – Op-ed by Rep. Ted Budd https://www.statesville.com/opinion/ted-budd-career-and-technical-education-programs-need-to-be/article_4b053d77-249c-596e-a037-8fc80ae3f881.html There’s no question that apprenticeships offer students exceptional opportunities to learn in high school and beyond. They offer students low-debt, high-salary career options, which are desperately needed in America today. Unfortunately, there’s a lack of publicly accessible information and data th... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Introduces CODE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after introducing the CTE Outcome Data Enhament (CODE) Act of 2019 with Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC): “Apprenticeships play an integral role in preparing the next generation of American workers. With more job openings than job seekers for the first time in our country’s history, it’s imperative that there are high salary, low-debt learning opportunities available to students from all backgrounds.” “Currently, there ... Read more

  • Virtual apprenticeships offer students low debt, high salary
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Greensboro News & Record -- Rep. Ted Budd https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/rep-ted-budd-virtual-apprenticeships-offer-students-low-debt-high/article_024aa6aa-00db-5623-82f9-6cb5bf3edace.html Despite historically low levels of unemployment in our country today, nearly 7million jobs in America remain unfilled. Many of these jobs are well-paying jobs in competitive industries, but unfortunately, businesses are struggling to find workers with the needed skills. From my perspective, Congres... Read more

  • Rep. Budd Introduces Bill to Increase Virtual Apprenticeships
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after introducing the Virtual Apprenticeship Tax Credit Act of 2019: “Almost half of employers across the U.S. have difficulties finding workers due to a lack of technical competencies. Unfortunately, the popular culture has ingrained in young people that a traditional associate or bachelor’s degree is the only viable post-high school option. However, this narrative is severely flawed, and this widespread noti... Read more

  • Budd Sends Letter to DeVos Asking for Standards Clarification Following Anti-Semitic Conference Held at UNC
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-N.C.) released the following statement after sending a letter to the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, seeking clarification for grant allowances after reports of an anti-Semitic conference held at the University of North Carolina in conjunction with Duke University: “I have heard from a number of my constituents about a conference that took place last month at the University of North Carolina, in conjunction with Duke University. Their concer... Read more

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