Rep. Budd-Sponsored Bill Honoring 13 Fallen Servicemembers Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 5142 passed the House unanimously. The bill will posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 13 U.S. military servicemembers who were killed in Afghanistan on August 26, 2021. Rep. Budd helped introduce this bill on September 1st. The bill was led by Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “We will never forget the courage, valor, and sel...

Rep. Ted Budd Calls Out State Department for “Lack of Communication” on Stranded Americans in Afghanistan

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling out the State department for their lack of communication with congressional offices regarding stranded Americans and allies in Afghanistan. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Secretary Blinken, I write to express my grave concerns regarding the lack of communication between the State Dep...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors No Support for Terror Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 5316, the No Support for Terror Act. This bill was originally introduced by Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) and stop allocations of Special Drawing Rights at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for countries that commit genocide or sponsor terrorism. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “State sponsors of terrorism and countries who commit genocide h...

Rep. Ted Budd Leads Letter Demanding Answers From Biden on Abandoned Afghan Weapons

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) led a coalition of 20 House members to send a letter to President Biden demanding answers after the State Department ordered the deletion of several public reports about the amount of taxpayer-funded equipment that was provided to the Afghan National Security Forces. Co-signers on the letter are: Reps. Brian Mast (R-FL), Brian Babin (R-TX), Bill Pose...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement on House Democrat NDAA

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after his vote on the House Democrat National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): “Our brave servicemen and women deserve all the support we can give them and that includes a pay raise. That’s why it is so offensive that House Democrats would use this bill to push a series of radically liberal priorities. The House Democrat ND...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Amendment to Restore Afghan Weapons Reports

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would order the Department of Defense (DOD) to restore the publicly available accountings of military assistance provided to the Afghan security forces. Much of this accounting was erased from some federal websites in August. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The Biden administrat...

Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Maintain Sanctions on the Taliban

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has helped introduce H.R. 5236, the Prevent Taliban Support Act. The legislation would prohibit the removal of any sanctions against the Taliban government in Afghanistan unless explicitly authorized by Congress. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The new Taliban 'government' is filled with Islamic...

Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill Cutting Off U.S. Funding of the Taliban

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) helped introduce H.R. 5164, Prohibiting Assistance to the Taliban Act. The bill would prohibit American taxpayer dollars from being sent to the Taliban in the form of foreign aid or economic assistance. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Carlos Gimenez (R-FL). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The same Taliban that gives aid and comfort to Al-Qaeda te...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill Allowing Victims of Cyberattacks to Sue Hostile Regimes

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 1607, the Homeland and Cyber Threat Act. This bill allows Americans to make federal and state claims against foreign nations that conduct cyberattacks against American citizens. The bill is bipartisan and was originally introduced by Colin Allred (D-TX). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Every American should have the right to seek justi...

Rep. Ted Budd Calls on President Biden to Fire Blinken, Austin, & Milley

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement calling on President Biden to remove Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley: “President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal has cost American servicemen and women their lives and left American citizens and allies behind enemy lines...

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