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.... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Tours Salisbury Vaccination Center

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Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd joined Salisbury Mayor Karen Alexander and other city officials for a tour of the Rowan County Novant Health Vaccination Center. Photos from the event HERE Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It was great to meet with hardworking medical professionals on the front lines of the pandemic and to see that so many citizens of Rowan County are getting vaccinated. One ... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Announces Opposition to Biden Stimulus Bill

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) announced his opposition to the $1.9 trillion Biden stimulus bill during a speech on the House floor. Video of the speech is HERE. The speech text is below (as prepared for delivery): Over the past year, the government appropriated over $4 trillion in COVID relief. Now, we’re standing here this week debating whether or not to add another $2 trillion ... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Liability Shield for Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced the Protecting Reopening Businesses Recovering from COVID-19 Act. The bill would help protect businesses and certain medical facilities as they conduct operations by providing a legal liability shield from frivolous lawsuits. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Congress should be doing everything in our power to make sure that small businesses... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Supports Measure to Reopen Schools

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) spoke during the House Financial Services Committee’s Budget Reconciliation Markup in favor of an amendment that would reopen schools to in-person learning immediately. The amendment was introduced by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA). Rep. Budd's remarks can be viewed HERE. The text of his remarks are below: I support my friend from Georgia’s amendment t... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Offers Amendments to Speed Up Vaccinations

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) offered two amendments to the Senate budget resolution to cut red tape, speed up vaccinations, and help defeat COVID-19. Vaccinate More Americans Act amendment text HERE. Expanding access to vaccines amendment text HERE. Video of Rep. Budd’s speech on the House floor is HERE. Rep. Budd’s prepared remarks on the House floor are below: Lifesaving COVID... Read more »

Congress Should Pull Federal Funds From Cities That Shut Down Restaurants

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Op-ed at The Federalist from Rep. Budd https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/29/congress-should-pull-federal-funds-from-cities-that-shut-down-restaurants/ Let’s start with a simple truth: restaurants are not driving the spread of COVID-19. In New York, restaurants accounted for less than 2 percent of infections, in Los Angeles less than 4 percent and in Minnesota, less than 1 percent. Despite these fa... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Introduces 'Save Our Servers' Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd introduced the Save Our Servers Act. The bill withholds certain federal funds from states and localities who shut down indoor or outdoor dining at restaurants. These jurisdictions can only have the federal funds restored when they rescind all shutdown orders. Rep. Budd released the following statement: “Given the fact that dining at restaurants accounts for... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Leads Push to Help Small Businesses

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) joined over 170 of his colleagues to send a letter to top House leaders, asking them to take practical steps to ease the financial burden on small businesses during the pandemic. The letter pushes House leaders to consider the Small Business Expense Protection Act, which Rep. Budd sponsored, that will allow recipients of PPP loans to deduct those expenses ... Read more »

Rep. Ted Budd Helps Secure COVID-19 Funding For Restaurants and Hotels

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Advance, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced that he helped secure a $172,115 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant, “supports the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association with providing focused technical assistance directly to hospitality businesses across the state of North Carolina that were adversely impacted by COVID-19.” Rep. Budd sent a lett... Read more »

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