Rep. Ted Budd Requests Funding for Israel’s Missile Defense Systems

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined a bipartisan letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense requesting funding for U.S.-Israel missile defense programs like the Iron Dome. The full text of the letter is below: We greatly appreciate your efforts to advance U.S.-Israel defense cooperation – a critical investment that provides security and stability to the Middle East. Isra...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement After Being Sanctioned by Russia

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after the Russian government announced it would impose sanctions on Members of the U.S. Congress, including Rep. Budd: “International thugs like Vladimir Putin will never intimidate me or the United States of America. I take it as a badge of honor that my colleagues and I were sanctioned by the Russian regime. Russia’s unjust...

Reps. Ted Budd, Randy Weber Propose Bill To Stop Russia's Financing of the Green New Deal

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Randy Weber (R-TX) led several House members to introduce the Countering Russian Influence in our Politics Act. The bill requires any U.S. organization that receives funding from Russia to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Organizations that register under FARA are subject to a host of disclosure and re...

After Budd Bill, TSP Confirms No Russian Investments in Military & Federal Retirement Plans

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released a statement after the Thrift Savings Fund Board, who manages the retirement funds of 6 million members of the U.S. military and the federal civilian workforce, confirmed that there are no retirement investments from Russia. According to the Federal News Network, the TSP Board took action to confirm that there were no Russian investments after Rep. B...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors ‘Isolate Russian Government Officials Act’

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 6891, the Isolate Russian Government Officials Act. The bill would exclude Russian government officials from attending prominent international meetings including: The Spring Meetings and Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Proceedings of the Group of 20, including Ministerial Meetings and Leader Sum...

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...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Stopping Military & Federal Savings Plans from Investing in Russia

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Terminating Securities from Putin (TSP) Act. The bill prohibits the Thrift Savings Fund from investing in any securities of an entity based in Russia. The Thrift Savings Fund is used by 6 million members of the U.S. military and the federal civilian workforce. Legislative text of the bill is HERE Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Members ...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors American Energy Independence from Russia Act

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd has sponsored H.R. 6858, the American Energy Independence from Russia Act. The bill would restart drilling for gas on federal lands and waters, resume construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline, and greenlight American natural gas exports. The legislation was originally introduced by Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “American energy ...

Reps. Budd, Banks, & Johnson Call for Investigation of Russian Funding of U.S. Environmental Groups

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has joined Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (R-IN) Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) to send a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calling for an investigation of Russian funding of U.S. environmental groups who advocate against American energy production. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The more energy independent our country becomes, the less eco...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement Supporting Ukraine Defense Spending

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement after voting to support defense spending to counter Vladimir Putin's war against Ukraine, and provide funding to help secure the southern border and hire more law enforcement officers: “Vladimir Putin’s barbaric war against Ukraine demands strong action and I’m proud to support critical military aid to help Ukraine defend its...

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