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 Sponsors Return to Work Act

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 6703, the Return to Work Act. The legislation would require federal agencies to reinstate all pre-COVID 19 telework policies. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Congress has appropriated trillions of dollars to address the pandemic since March 2020. Two years later, the numerous re...

Rep. Ted Budd Urges CMS to Exempt Rural Hospitals from Vaccine Mandate

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure asking for a waiver from the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for rural hospitals facing staffing shortages. The full text of the letter: I write to express my concern with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health car...

Rep. Ted Budd Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has signed onto an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Feds for Medical Freedom v. Biden. The brief opposes the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on more than 2 million federal workers and contractors. The brief was led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Reps. Chip Roy (R-TX) and Mike Johnson (R-LA). Read the full text of the am...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Keep Schools Open Act

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 6564, the Keep Schools Open Act. The legislation would prevent federal education funds from being provided to an educational agency or institution unless the educational agency or institution provides in-person instruction to students. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Mark Green (R-TN). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “It has beco...

Rep. Ted Budd Urges Federal Agencies to Reopen to In-Person Work

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Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined 38 House members to send a letter to President Biden urging him to open all federal agencies to in-person work. This would ensure that timely constituent service is restored. The letter was led by Rep. Ben Cline (R-VA). Full text of the letter: We write to express concerns that federal agencies under your administration have not maintained adequate le...

Rep. Ted Budd Leads NC Delegation Letter Opposing Vaccine Mandate for Police Officers

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) led the entire North Carolina Republican delegation in the Senate and House to send a letter to President Joe Biden and Department of Labor Secretary Marty Walsh demanding that they withdraw the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate given its impact on North Carolina police officers. The letter is endorsed by the North C...

Rep. Ted Budd Demands Social Security Offices Reopen to Serve Constituents

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to the Social Security Administration (SSA) demanding that they fully reopen their field offices for normal in-person operations. The letter details the struggles of real constituents in North Carolina’s 13th District to underscore why it is imperative that North Carolina's seniors and disabled citizens are able to receive timely in-per...

Rep. Ted Budd Demands Answers on Potential Misuse of Charlotte COVID Funds

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to Charlotte Mayor Vi Alexander Lyles asking for answers after the city council approved a plan to reportedly spend a portion of its $60 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding on causes that do not have a direct relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rep. Budd has requested further clarity on the city's proposed use of federal taxpay...

Rep. Ted Budd Helps Introduce Bill to Nullify Biden Vaccine Mandate

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) joined Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Rep. Fred Keller (R-PA), over 150 House colleagues, and 50 U.S. Senators to introduce a Congressional Review Act resolution to nullify the proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private sector employers with over 100 employees. Text of the legislation is HERE Rep. Budd...

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