Rep. Ted Budd Joins Amicus Brief to Limit WOTUS Regulations

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has joined over 200 House and Senate members to submit an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in the Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Sackett case is directly related to how much authority the federal government has over states and private citizens to regulate “waters of the United States” under the Cl...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Tariffs on Chinese Agriculture Exports if China Increases Russian Imports

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Stop China’s Financing of Russia’s Invasion Act. The bill promises retaliatory tariffs on Chinese agricultural goods if China increases its purchase of Russian agricultural products. Before Russia launched its unjust and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Chinese regulators gave approval to Chinese importers to buy far larger quantities of...

Good News for NC’s Dairy Farmers

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Op-ed from Rep. Budd published in the North State Journal https://nsjonline.com/article/2022/01/budd-good-news-for-ncs-dairy-farmers/ The dairy industry is an invaluable part of the American economy, yet dairy farmers face hardships and obstacles that endanger the industry’s future growth. While the family farm I grew up on in Davie County consisted mainly of cattle and chickens, I am no stranger ...

U.S. Wins Canadian Dairy Dispute After Budd Letter to USTR

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Washington, D.C. – Using the new enforcement mechanism created by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a settlement panel investigating Canada’s dairy practices ruled in the United States’ favor and agreed that Canada’s restrictive tariff-rate quotas were harming U.S. dairy producers, many of whom are from North Carolina. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Represent...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement Supporting Bills to Ensure a More Open Cattle & Livestock Market

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released a statement after supporting H.R. 5609, Cattle Contract Library Act, and H.R. 5290, to extend authorization for livestock mandatory reporting. Both bills passed last night. “North Carolina cattle producers deserve access to a free and open market with increased transparency. These bills will help ensure that our ranchers and producers are able to ca...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill Protecting Agriculture Supply Chains

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 5490, the bipartisan Foreign Adversary Risk Management (FARM) Act. The bill would designate the U.S. agriculture industry and its supply chains as critical infrastructure, thereby adding a layer of oversight to ensure that foreign investment does not lead to foreign interference. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Agriculture is North Caroli...

Delivering a Critical Win for NC Chicken Farmers

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in the Randolph Record: https://randolphrecord.com/budd-delivering-a-critical-win-for-nc-chicken-farmers/ Even though hyper-partisan legislation has dominated Congress this year, I’ve remained focused on identifying ways to support the largest industry in North Carolina: agriculture. As you may know, I grew up on my family’s cattle and chicken farm in Davie County, and I still li...

Rep. Ted Budd Tours NC-13 Farms

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Advance, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) toured six farms in Alamance and Randolph Counties with the North Carolina Farm Bureau. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “As someone with an agricultural background myself, today has been enjoyable and productive. Hearing directly from farmers in the 13th District discuss the challenges they face when it comes to free and fair trade, the USMCA, and intrus...

Rep. Ted Budd Pushes USDA for Rural Broadband Expansion

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack asking how USDA can improve efforts to foster public-private partnerships that enhance broadband in underserved areas. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Secretary Vilsack, Congratulations on your recent confirmation to serve as United States Secretary of Agriculture. I loo...

Rep. Ted Budd Announces $2.3 Million Rural Broadband Grant

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Yadkinville, N.C. -- Today Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced a $2.3 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant has been awarded to the state of North Carolina through USDA’s ReConnect program. The funding was awarded to the Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation, which will use the ReConnect grant to connect over 5,600 people, 67 farms, and 18 businesses to high-speed broad...

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