Budd, Cruz Lead Coalition Opposing Earmarks

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a coalition of 10 Senators and 25 House members to send a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairs expressing strong opposition to the formal return of pork-barrel earmarks. Read the full text of the letter: Dear Chairman Leahy and Chairwoman DeLauro: Recent news reports have suggested that you both ... Read more »

Democrats Bring Back the Swamp’s Favorite Tool

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This op-ed from Rep. Budd was published in Townhall: https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2021/03/01/democrats-bring-back-the-swamps-favorite-tool-n2585511 After four years of a president who put America First and fought to drain the swamp in Washington, the swamp is coming back with a vengeance. House Democrats have announced their plans to officially resurrect one of the most c... Read more »

Reps. Ted Budd, Ralph Norman Propose Permanent Earmark Ban

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Ralph Norman (R-SC) introduced the Earmark Elimination Act. The bill would permanently ban congressional earmarks. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Nothing epitomizes what’s wrong with Washington more than pork-barrel spending in the form of congressional earmarks. It’s an insult to taxpayers to resurrect such a wasteful and corruptive system. Pa... Read more »

Congress lurches from crisis to crisis — here’s how to fix it

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Fox News op-ed from Reps. Budd, Biggs, Roy, Perry, & Cline https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/federal-spending-roy-biggs-budd-perry-cline Americans have become used to two things in December: the holiday season and a looming government shutdown right before Christmas. Like a scripted play, the media always portray this in a similar fashion — shirts and skins, the bad guys versus the good guys, those ... Read more »

Reps. Budd & Curtis Introduce Bill to Stop Payments to Dead People

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) to introduce the Stopping Payments to the Deceased Act. The bill would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to share their death records with the Department of the Treasury. Background: A recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that $1.5 billion of direct stimulus payments in the Coronav... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Receives Freedom Fighter Award

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the FreedomFighter Award from FreedomWorks. The “award recognizes exceptional members of the House and Senate who have proven to be dedicated supporters of economic freedom and personal liberty.” Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I’m very proud to receive the Freedom Fighter Award for the third year in a row. FreedomWorks is one of the guiding lights... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Receives “Taxpayers’ Friend Award”

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd received the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” from the National Taxpayers Union (NTU). The award recognizes Rep. Budd for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C. supporting limited government, economic freedom, and low taxes. This year, Rep. Budd is one of only 48 House members to have earned this award for their outstanding voting record du... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Opposes House Democrats’ Unserious COVID-19 Package

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Rep Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 6800: “As our country begins to reopen, there are so many actions we could take to help our fellow citizens through the COVID-19 crisis. Sadly, not only has Speaker Pelosi refused to let the House get back to work full-time, she forced a vote on an 1,800-page, one-sided, laundry-list of ... Read more »

Don't ignore our fiscal health during this pandemic

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Washington Examiner op-ed by Rep. Budd https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/rep-ted-budd-dont-ignore-our-fiscal-health-during-coronavirus-pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has struck our country in ways few of us could have imagined. The virus has touched nearly every one of our citizens either physically or economically and has forced Congress to consider measures that we normally would hav... Read more »

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