Rep. Ted Budd Tours Mid Carolina Airport With National Guard

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Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC), Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander, and other local officials toured the Mid-Carolina Regional Airport. The tour included the NC National Guard facility and other hanger tenants. Rep. Budd said: “It was great to see firsthand how Mid Carolina Airport is serving the needs of our National Guard, our economy, and our community.” Photos of Rep. Budd’s tour ...

Rep. Ted Budd Recommends Bill to Enhance Infrastructure Competition

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) led a coalition of 26 House members to send a letter to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee expressing support for his Fair and Open Competition Act (FOCA). The letter also urges that FOCA be included in the upcoming surface transportation reauthorization bill. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Chairman DeFazio and Ranking Member ...

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces Bipartisan Fly Safe & Healthy Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined Reps. Ralph Norman (R-SC) and Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) to introduce the Fly Safe and Healthy Act of 2021. The bill would help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among air travelers by creating a pilot program to explore temperature checks at TSA checkpoints. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Reopening America should be the top priority of our government....

Rep. Ted Budd Announces $2.3 Million Rural Broadband Grant

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Yadkinville, N.C. -- Today Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced a $2.3 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant has been awarded to the state of North Carolina through USDA’s ReConnect program. The funding was awarded to the Yadkin Valley Telephone Membership Corporation, which will use the ReConnect grant to connect over 5,600 people, 67 farms, and 18 businesses to high-speed broad...

Rep. Ted Budd Secures $2 Million Grant for Davidson County I-85 Corporate Park

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Davidson County, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced that he secured a $1.94 million public works grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Davidson County I-85 Corporate Park, home of EGGER Wood Products. This grant will provide stormwater infrastructure for a new road and detention pond, a pump station to enable development of two additional sites, and a gravity...

Rep. Ted Budd’s Bill to Rename PTIA Tower After Sen. Kay Hagan Passes Congress

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) released a statement after his bill to rename the air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport after the late-Sen. Kay Hagan passed the House. The bill has already passed the Senate and now goes to the President for his signature. The bill was sponsored by Sens. Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Amy Klobuchar, and Mark Warner; and Reps. David...

Reps. Budd, Price Introduce Bill to Rename PTIA Tower After Sen. Kay Hagan

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Reps. Ted Budd (NC-13) and David Price (NC-04) joined a bipartisan coalition of Senators and House members to introduce a bill to rename the air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport after the late-Sen. Kay Hagan. They were joined by Sens. Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, Amy Klobuchar, and Mark Warner; and Reps. Mark Walker, David Rouzer, George Holdin...

Budd, Burr, & Tillis Secure $25 Million For Lexington Train Station

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Lexington, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) and Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis announced that they secured a $24.9 million Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the Department of Transportation for the City of Lexington. The project funded by the grant is described as follows: “The project constructs a multimodal passenger rail and bus station in Lexington’...

Rep. Ted Budd Announces $1.9 million Grant for PTI Airport

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Greensboro, NC -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Piedmont Triad International Airport nearly $2 million in grant funding for “noise mitigation measures for residences” near the airport. The grant notice can be viewed HERE. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “I’m happy to announce that folks living around PTI will not have to face the hassle o...

Why we’re introducing a bill to require temperature checks in airports

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Op-ed in Fortune Magazine from Reps. Ted Budd and Ralph Norman https://fortune.com/2020/08/12/airports-temperature-checks-coronavirus-covid/ An interconnected nation like ours cannot stand still. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the airline industry. When people cannot move efficiently, it spills over to all sectors of our economy. In fact, before the pandemic, commercial aviation drove 5% of ...

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