After Afghanistan, our veterans need continued support

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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...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 1115, the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Location Act. The bill establishes that the location of the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial would be constructed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The bipartisan bill is a follow up to the Global War on Terrorism War Memorial Act, which was signed into law by President Trump in 201...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Award WWII Army Rangers With Congressional Gold Medal

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 3577, the United States Army Rangers Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act. This bipartisan bill would award the Congressional Gold Medal to the U.S. Army Rangers who served in World War II. The Senate version of the bill passed the chamber last Congress and is currently sponsored by North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr and T...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medals to 13 Fallen Servicemembers

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined more than 150 House members to help introduce legislation that would posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan last week. The bill was led by Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI). Full bill text is here. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “These brave men and women put themselves in harm's w...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Veterans Entrepreneurship Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 4433, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act. This bipartisan bill would create a pilot program at the Small Business Administration (SBA) to reward 250 veterans with grants that they could use to start or acquire a small business or franchise over a three year period. Grantees would be required to complete certified training programs speci...

Rep. Budd's Bill Helping Veterans Qualify for Service Dogs Signed Into Law

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd released the following statement after H.R.1448, Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act was signed into law: “Veterans who live with PTSD or other mental health conditions deserve access to every possible treatment option, including dog training therapy. I am incredibly proud to see this bipartisan bill be signed into law so that ...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act. The bill would allow veterans to attend pre-apprenticeship programs using their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. Rep. Budd introduced the bill alongside Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH). The full text of the bill HERE. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The number of unemployed veterans is still unacceptably high. Th...

More needed to stop veteran suicides

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Published by: Salisbury Post – Op-ed from Rep. Ted Budd https://www.salisburypost.com/2019/12/11/ted-budd-more-needed-to-stop-veteran-suicides/ I recently came across a report from the Department of Veterans Affairs on national suicide trends. The numbers were very alarming. It stated, “from CY 2013 to 2018, the suicide rate for the Active Component increased from 18.5 to 24.8 suicides per 100,000...

Budd Introduces Veterans Entry to Apprenticeship Act

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after introducing the Veterans Entry Apprenticeship Act: “We have made a lot of progress over the past few years in reducing the number of unemployed veterans in America. However, 370,000 still remained unemployed in 2017. Last year, the House of Representatives passed several bills that have improved the lives ...

Budd Introduces Veterans BOND Act

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after introducing the Veterans BOND Act: “In late October, I introduced the Veterans Benefits and Options Notification of Dental Insurance Act, or Veterans BOND Act. This legislation directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to inform individuals who are eligible to enroll in the dental insurance plan administer...

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