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...

Rep. Ted Budd Urges Reopening of Federal Records Centers to End Backlog of Legal Immigration Cases

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) sent a letter to the White House and the Archivist of the United States urging them to reopen Federal Records Centers to address the backlog of legal immigration-related district casework. The full letter is below: Dear President Biden and Mr. Ferriero, I respectfully ask that your administration take necessary and immediate action to reopen the Fede...

Rep. Ted Budd Meets With Restaurant Owners in Burlington & Asheboro

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Advance, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd visited two restaurants in Burlington and Asheboro alongside the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association and State Senator Amy Galey. They spoke with owners and workers at the Golden Corral in Asheboro and the Biscuitville in Burlington about the ongoing labor shortage and the importance of ending the current federal stay at home unemployment bonus. ...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Expel Illegal Aliens from COVID Hot Spots

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) has co-sponsored H.R. 4416, the Securing the Homeland from International Entrants with Life-threatening Diseases (SHIELD) Act. The bill would codify public health code Title 42, which allows U.S. authorities to swiftly expel illegal aliens who enter the United States from countries with high levels of COVID-19. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Yve...

Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Expanding Opportunity Zones Act

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) co-sponsored the Expanding Opportunity Zones Act. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN). The bill would increase the number of Opportunity Zone designations in each state to 30 percent and extend the tax deferral date to December 31, 2029. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Opportunity Zones have been proven to boost economic ad...

We must get North Carolina back to work

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Rep. Budd's op-ed in the North State Journal’s Randolph Record: https://randolphrecord.com/budd-we-must-get-north-carolina-back-to-work/ Last month, the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that 46% of small businesses currently have unfilled job openings. Our country is still down 7.1 million jobs from our pre-lockdown boom, and 9.5 million jobs remain unfilled nationwide. While...

Rep. Ted Budd: It’s Time to End Unemployment Bonuses

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Washington, D.C. -- In a speech on the House floor, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) laid out why it is critically important to end the enhanced federal unemployment payments and get North Carolinians back to work. Video of his remarks: Text of his prepared remarks: Last month, the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that 48% of small businesses currently have unfilled job openings. That’s ...

Rep. Ted Budd Tours High Point Furniture Market

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High Point, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) toured the High Point Furniture Market and the Home Furniture Association Resource Center with the High Point Market Authority. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Thanks to the High Point Market Authority for showing me their facilities today. I enjoyed our discussion about what we can do about labor shortages and trade barriers. North Carolina’s furnit...

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