Rep. Ted Budd Pushes to Ban Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) spoke on the House floor in strong opposition to taxpayer funded abortion. He attempted to force the House to immediately consider and pass the H.R. 18: the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, which would permanently prohibits the use of federal funds for abortions. House Democrats blocked the effort. Video of...

How Court-Packing Power Grab Endangers Rights, Threatens Nation’s Foundations

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The following op-ed was published in the Daily Signal authored by Rep. Budd and Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser: https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/05/10/how-court-packing-power-grab-endangers-rights-threatens-nations-foundations/ The independence of the Supreme Court is crucial to preserving the original meaning of the Constitution and preventing a radical transformation of ou...

Identity Politics Divides America

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Op-ed from Rep. Budd in Daily Signal https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/07/31/identity-politics-divides-america/ America’s founding creed is “e pluribus unum.” “Out of many, one.” That is the motto that appears on the seal of the House of Representatives. The greatness of America comes from the melting of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds into one American family. Neither Congress, nor this natio...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill that Protects the Unborn During COVID-19

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) co-sponsored the Protecting Life in Crisis Act, which prohibits any funding related to COVID-19 from being used to fund abortions. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Americans from every walk of life are coming together to battle the Coronavirus. We should not allow this global pandemic to be used as political cover to funnel taxpayer money to the abortion ind...

Abortion is Never Essential, Especially During a Pandemic

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Rhino Times op-ed from Rep. Budd & Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List. https://www.rhinotimes.com/news/abortion-is-never-essential-especially-during-a-pandemic/ The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of Americans to make incredibly difficult sacrifices in order to protect the vulnerable and avoid overwhelming our hospitals. In Seattle, a wom...

Turning to Faith, Friends, and Family During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Op-ed from Rep. Budd on Townhall https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2020/03/18/turning-to-faith-friends-and-family-during-coronavirus-outbreak-n2565234 Last Sunday, President Trump declared a National Day of Prayer for those affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). The president proclaimed: “We are a country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and stre...

Rep. Ted Budd Leads Bill to Protect Faith-Based Organizations

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Washington D.C. -- Today, Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Organizations Act along with 21 House members. This legislation codifies parts of the proposed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rule entitled “Ensuring Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Organizations,” and would remove regulatory burdens on faith-based organizations. The bill would reve...

Marriage Is the Ticket Out of Poverty

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Daily Signal op-ed by Rep. Budd https://www.dailysignal.com/2020/02/24/marriage-is-the-ticket-out-of-poverty/ Why are some millennials more financially secure than others? The answer has to do with individual life choices. Americans who graduate high school, start working, get married, and have children—in that order—are significantly less likely to fall into poverty than others. These four core l...

Rep. Ted Budd & Colleagues Introduce Bill to Eliminate Millennial Marriage Penalty

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Washington D.C. -- Last week, Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced H.R. 5863 along with Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) and 24 other House members. This legislation allows both spouses in a marriage who hold student loan debt to deduct up to $2,500 in interest paid on student loans from their taxable income. Under current law, married couples who both hold student loan debt are only allowed to fil...

Rep. Ted Budd Submits Public Comment Strongly Supporting Equal Treatment of Faith-Based Organizations

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Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) submitted a public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strongly supporting its new proposed regulation to ensure equal treatment of faith-based organizations. The proposed rule would remove regulatory burdens on faith-based organizations, ensure equal treatment between religious and non-religious organizations in HHS-suppo...

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