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...

Congress must continue to support farmers to ensure food supply

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Statesville Record & Landmark op-ed from Rep. Budd https://www.statesville.com/opinion/ted-budd-column-congress-must-continue-to-support-farmers-to-ensure-food-supply/article_473b8f23-1ac5-53f1-a8f1-6a0b460856b2.html As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, I have been following the increased concern over our country’s food supply. As Americans stock up at the grocery store, folks might be won...

Rep. Ted Budd Joins President Trump at White House for USMCA Signing Ceremony

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Washington D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing ceremony of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Rep. Budd served on the USMCA Whip Team, gathering votes for the deal in the House. Rep. Budd released the following statement after the event: “I couldn’t be more proud that this landmark trade deal has been s...

U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Celebrates House Passage of the USMCA

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Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after the House passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: “I’m thrilled that the USMCA has finally passed the House. This landmark trade deal will generate a whole host of benefits including growing the economy by tens of billions of dollars, supporting hundreds of thousands of American job...

Got Trade? Dairy Farmers Stand to Gain From the USMCA

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Wall Street Journal – Op-ed from Rep. Ted Budd https://www.wsj.com/articles/got-trade-dairy-farmers-stand-to-gain-from-the-usmca-11576276775 The trade agreement negotiated in 2018 by the U.S., Mexico and Canada languished for more than a year as congressional Democrats pressed the Trump administration to extract concessions from Mexico on labor regulations and pharmaceutical patents. The amended U...

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