Rep. Ted Budd Advocates for Vaccine Exemption for Special Olympics Athletes

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to Special Olympics, Inc. advocating for medical and religious exemptions for constituents facing the prospect of not being able to compete in this year’s games due to the requirement that every athlete be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, without exceptions. The full text of the letter is below: The Olympic Games are the most important...

Rep. Ted Budd Urges CMS to Exempt Rural Hospitals from Vaccine Mandate

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure asking for a waiver from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for rural hospitals facing staffing shortages. The full text of the letter: I write to express my concern with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health car...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Improve Timeliness of Senior Healthcare

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 3173, the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. This bipartisan bill would speed up the prior authorization process for Medicare Advantage plans, which would fast track care for common medical procedures. The bill was originally introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ami Bera (D-CA), and Larry Bucshon (R-IN)....

Rep. Ted Budd Presents $577,000 Federal Grant to Alamance Community College

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Graham, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd presented a $577,917 federal grant from the Economic Development Administration to Alamance Community College (ACC). The grant will assist the college in the acquisition of equipment needed for its new Biotechnology Center of Excellence in partnership with LabCorp, based in NC-13. The project is anticipated to create nearly 100 jobs and leverage millions in pri...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Make PPE in America Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) reintroduced the Make PPE in America Act. The bill requires the Departments of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Defense, Education, and Veterans Affairs to issue longer-term contracts to make Personal Protective Equipment in America. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “One of the biggest lessons that COVID has taught us is the importance of ...

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....

Rep. Ted Budd Honors Lee County Health Department

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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...

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 ...

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...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Bill to Increase Healthcare Flexibility

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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...

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