Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bill to Boost Rural Broadband Projects

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Encouraging Private Investment for Better Broadband Act. The bill expands the use of Private Activity Bonds to communities that do not have high-speed broadband internet access. The bill is endorsed by the National Utility Contractors Association and the Power and Communication Contractor Association. Read the legislative text of the bi...

Rep. Ted Budd Joins Coalition Demanding an End to Mask Mandate on Federal Transportation

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined dozens of his House colleagues to write to President Biden opposing the extension of the mask mandate on federal transportation and urging him to reverse his decision and end the mandate altogether. Read the full text of the letter. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “With COVID cases in rapid decline and the science of cloth masks as clear as ever, it is...

Rep. Ted Budd Statement Opposing $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

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Washington, D.C. -- Tonight, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) released the following statement opposing the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill: “This so-called infrastructure bill is fatally flawed. We were told this bill would be fully paid for. The truth is it will add hundreds of billions to our national debt. We were told this bill would focus on infrastructure. The truth is only $110 billion of the new sp...

Rep. Budd-Sponsored Bill to Jump Start Rural Broadband Projects Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, H.R. 3193, the Eliminating Barriers to Rural Internet Development Grant Eligibility (E-BRIDGE) Act passed the House. Rep. Budd sponsored this legislation in May. The bill removes regulatory barriers for broadband projects under EDA grants including “last-mile” projects. It also helps local governments partner with the private sector to embark on new broadband projects an...

Rep. Ted Budd Joins NC Delegation In Letter to Support for RDU Airport Renovation Funding

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined the both North Carolina U.S. Senators and 7 fellow North Carolina members of Congress to send a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Steve Dickson regarding, “Raleigh-Durham International’s (RDU) ongoing efforts to undertake improvements to the airfield, terminals, grou...

Rep. Ted Budd Tours Raleigh Regional Airport at Person County

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Timberlake, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) toured the new hangar at Raleigh Regional Airport at Person County. Photos of the tour are below: Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It was great to see first hand how this new hangar will contribute to the economic development of Person County. As an amateur pilot myself, it’s encouraging to see how aviation will help the region grow and thrive.” Backg...

How Congress can connect rural North Carolina

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in the Salisbury Post: https://www.salisburypost.com/2021/09/15/rep-ted-budd-how-congress-can-connect-rural-north-carolina/ Lately in Washington, there has been a lot of talk and debate around the definition of “infrastructure.” As someone who still lives on the family farm in Davie County, I know for certain that broadband should be considered infrastructure. Rural Americans acr...

Rep. Ted Budd Announces $1.6 Million Federal Grant For Davie County Water Treatment Plant

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Advance, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd joined the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to announce a $1.6 million federal grant for the Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant in Davie County. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I’m glad to see my home county win this competitive federal grant for the Cooleemee Water Treatment Plant. This investment in physical infrastructure will help ensure that the cit...

Budd-Sponsored Amendment Boosting Broadband Passes House

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, a bipartisan amendment to H.R. 4502 co-sponsored by Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) passed the House. The amendment’s chief sponsors were Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL) and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA). The amendment would expand access to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program to rural communities who are in desperate need of sufficient internet. The text of the amendment ...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Re-Implementing Trump FTA Policy

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) spoke on the House floor in support of his amendment to re-implement a Trump Administration policy that ensured that federal loans were not counted toward state contributions for Capital Investment projects. Video of Rep. Budd’s remarks: Text of Rep. Budd’s remarks: My amendment would re-implement a Federal Transit Administration policy that ensured that fe...

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