Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bipartisan Fly Safe & Healthy Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined Reps. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) to introduce the Fly Safe and Healthy Act of 2021. The bill would help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among air travelers by creating a pilot program to explore temperature checks at TSA checkpoints. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Reopening America should be the top priority of our government.... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Honors Lee County Health Department

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Tags: Health

Sanford, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) presented a Letter of Recognition to Heath Cain, the Director of the Lee County Health Department, for his department's work and dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos from the event HERE The letter reads: Director Cain, The Coronavirus has created unprecedented challenges to communities throughout our nation. You and your staff have led Le... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Tours Salisbury Vaccination Center

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Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd joined Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander and other city officials for a tour of the Rowan County Novant Health Vaccination Center. Photos from the event HERE Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It was great to meet with hardworking medical professionals on the front lines of the pandemic and to see that so many citizens of Rowan County are getting vaccinated. One ... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Offers Amendments to Speed Up Vaccinations

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) offered two amendments to the Senate budget resolution to cut red tape, speed up vaccinations, and help defeat COVID-19. Vaccinate More Americans Act amendment text HERE. Expanding access to vaccines amendment text HERE. Video of Rep. Budd’s speech on the House floor is HERE. Rep. Budd’s prepared remarks on the House floor are below: Lifesaving COVID... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Bill to Increase Healthcare Flexibility

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Tags: Health

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Dr. Andy Harris (R-MD) introduced the Flexibility Through Lower Expenses Health Care (FLEX) Act. The bill codifies into law the Trump Administration’s rules on Short Term Limited Duration Insurance and Association Health Plans. Specifically, the bill allows small businesses to band together to purchase affordable plans and gives consumers the fr... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Bill Expanding Telemedicine During COVID-19

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Tags: Health

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Equal Access to Care Act along with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The bill removes bureaucratic barriers to telemedicine by allowing licensed health care providers to treat telehealth patients across state lines for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The full text of the bill is HERE Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Senseless government bur... Read more »

Congress Should Pull Federal Funds From Cities That Shut Down Restaurants

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Op-ed at The Federalist from Rep. Budd https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/29/congress-should-pull-federal-funds-from-cities-that-shut-down-restaurants/ Let’s start with a simple truth: restaurants are not driving the spread of COVID-19. In New York, restaurants accounted for less than 2 percent of infections, in Los Angeles less than 4 percent and in Minnesota, less than 1 percent. Despite these fa... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Demands Answers After Cancelled NC Vaccine Appointments

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Tags: Health

Advance, N.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) sent a letter to the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to request more information on vaccine allocation after more than 10,400 Cone Health vaccination appointments were forcibly cancelled in the Piedmont Triad region. The full letter reads: Dear Acting Secretary Cochrane, This past week, I heard concerning reports from healthc... Read more »

Reps. Budd & Garcia Introduce Bill to Stop Vaccine Waste

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Tags: Health

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Mike Garcia (R-CA) introduced the Vaccinate More Americans Act. The bill would allow vaccine providers to administer leftover COVID-19 vaccines to individuals eligible to receive the vaccine in the following phased allocation group, instead of letting the doses go to waste. This bill was prompted by reports nationwide, including from California ... Read more »

Reps. Budd & Garcia Slam Vaccine Waste in CDC Letter

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Tags: Health

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Mike Garcia (R-CA) sent a letter to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dr. Robert Redfield asking the CDC to issue guidance to states like New York whose overly-strict vaccine regulations are resulting in wasted COVID-19 vaccines. The text of the letter is below: Dear Dr. Redfield, Thank you for your tireless le... Read more »

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