Rep. Ted Budd Requests Funding for Veterans Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Tags: Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined a bipartisan letter to the House Military Appropriations Subcommittee requesting funding to help care “for veterans suffering from severe traumatic brain injuries who require long-term residential care.” The full text of the letter is below: We write to request inclusion of language in the fiscal year 2023 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and ...

Rep. Ted Budd Requests Funding for the USO

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Tags: Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense requesting that the subcommittee “sustain the current funding level of $24 million for the United Service Organizations (USO).” The full text of the letter is below: As you consider funding allocations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, we respectfully request that the House Appropriation...

Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Veterans First Act

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has helped introduce the Veterans First Act, which blocks the Biden administration from diverting any Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resources to deal with the Biden-created crisis on the southern border. This bill comes after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed that agency staff have had conversations with the VA abou...

Rep. Ted Budd Urges Pelosi to Hold Vote on Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act

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Tags: Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging her to hold a vote on the Health Care for Burn Pit Veterans Act. The bill passed the Senate unanimously on February 16, 2022. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Our post-9/11 veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxic materials desperately need the Department of Veterans Affairs to recognize ...

Rep. Ted Budd Joins Coalition Calling on Biden Administration to Resume Escorts for Veteran Honor Flights

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Tags: Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined a coalition of 75 House members to send a letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland calling on her department to resume vehicular escort services for veterans traveling to Washington, D.C. through the Honor Flight Network. The Honor Flight Network provides veterans with an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the war mem...

Budd-Sponsored PAWS Act to Start Pilot Program in NC

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Tags: Veterans

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs’ announced its plan to implement the pilot program required by the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act: “Veterans who live with PTSD or other serious mental health conditions deserve access to every possible treatment option, including dog training therapy. I am ...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Armed Forces Benefits Protection Act

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 6288, the Armed Forces Benefits Protection Act. The bill would ensure that military members who choose not to take the COVID-19 vaccine will receive no less than an honorable discharge, thereby retaining their eligibility for pension, benefits, and educational assistance. The legislation was originally introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-...

Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Create Veteran Response Teams For Law Enforcement

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Tags: Veterans

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) helped introduce the Supporting Every at-Risk Veteran In Critical Emergencies (SERVICE) Act. The bill creates a pilot grant program for veteran response teams at law enforcement agencies. A Veteran Response Team would consist of law enforcement officers that are also veterans. Members of the team would be available to respond to specific instances of...

Rep. Budd-Sponsored Bill Honoring 13 Fallen Servicemembers Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 5142 passed the House unanimously. The bill will posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. Rep. Budd helped introduce this bill on September 1st. The bill was led by Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “We will never forget the courage, valor, and sel...

After Afghanistan, our veterans need continued support

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Tags: Veterans

Rep. Budd’s op-ed published by the Carolina Journal: https://www.carolinajournal.com/opinion-article/after-afghanistan-our-veterans-need-continued-support/ President Biden’s incompetent handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan was challenging to watch. The American people are rightly outraged by the abject weakness displayed by the president and his advisors. No community feels this pain m...

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