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  • China Is Not a Force for Good
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Rep. Budd’s op-ed published in Townhall https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2020/06/04/china-is-not-a-force-for-good-n2570053 For the last two decades, most observers have predicted that either the United States or China will own the 21st century. Early on, this competition was just that, a relatively friendly rivalry between countries that also work together economically. However, in recent years, the actions of the Chinese Communist Party have revealed the true colors of thi... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Helps Lead Bill to Investigate World Health Organization
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA), and seven other House members have introduced a bill to hold the World Health Organization accountable for its involvement in the Coronavirus pandemic. The legislation directs the Department of Health and Human Services and the State Department to begin an investigation into the World Health Organization’s failures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and their relationship with the Chinese Communist Party. Other original cospons... Read more

  • How to Reduce US Reliance on China
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 22, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Townhall op-ed from Rep. Budd https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2020/04/22/how-to-reduce-us-reliance-on-china-n2567400 As our nation battles the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to seriously rethink how reliant we are on China. Late last month, a Chinese Communist Party state-run media agency threatened to cut the U.S. off from key medical supplies. The agency proudly proclaimed that China could “announce strategic control over medical products and ban exports to the United States... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Reduce Reliance on China
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. -- Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Protecting our Pharmaceutical Supply Chain from China Act along with Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY). This legislation gives companies economic incentives to manufacture pharmaceuticals and medical devices in the U.S., makes it easier to know which country a drug came from by creating a list of the country of origin of all drugs marketed in the United States, and prohibits federally qualif... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Leads Bipartisan Bill to Combat Foreign Robocalls
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington D.C. -- Today, Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Foreign Robocall Elimination Act alongside Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO) and Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC). This legislation directs the Federal Communications Commission to convene an interagency task force with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General to develop effective measures to combat robocalls coming from abroad. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Robocalls are an issue that has affected nearly every American, including ... Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Calls for Full Travel Ban to China to Stop Coronavirus
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C.-- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement calling for a temporary full travel ban on China to protect the American people from the spread of the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan: “As this virus continues to spread, I think it’s common sense to act now in an abundance of caution. To date, nearly 10,000 people have been infected worldwide and 213 people have died. Several major airlines have already suspended flights to China, the World Health Organization has ... Read more

  • Reps. Budd, Zeldin, Kustoff Introduce Resolution To Reduce Anti-Semitism Through Education
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. -- Today, Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H. Res. 782 along with Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and David Kustoff (R-TN). The resolution encourages public schools throughout the country to design and teach a curriculum about the history of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust, and the historic importance of the creation of the Jewish State of Israel in 1948. It also highlights that the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) has subjected Jewish students on college campu... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Ted Budd Statement on Iran Developments
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement on the Iran situation: “I supported the military strike that eliminated General Soleimani because he had a long history of directing terrorism against the United States, had the blood of American soldiers on his hands, and was planning further attacks. I have been briefed on the situation and am convinced that showing strength was the best way to deter a wider conflict with a rogue nation like Iran.” Read more

  • Rep. Ted Budd Applauds TRIA Passage Through House
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 4634- the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIA) of 2019: “I applaud my colleagues for passing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program through the House today in such a strong bipartisan manner. TRIA is a critically important program that protects our nation in the event of major catastrophic terror attacks and it was vital that the House get long-term reautho... Read more

  • Reps. Budd, Cheney Introduce Bill to Revoke Sanctions Waivers for Countries Who Work with Iran’s Nuclear Program
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense, National Security, & Foreign Affairs

    Washington D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H.R. 5086 along with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and 21 other House members. The bill revokes sanctions waivers that allow foreign countries to work with Iran’s civil nuclear program without penalties. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It’s imperative that the State Department stop issuing civil nuclear waivers for foreign countries who work with Iran’s nuclear program. These waivers sustain President Obama’s disastrous nuclear de... Read more

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