Rep. Ted Budd Sponsors Bill to Strip Federal Funds from States that Provide Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep Ted Budd (R-NC) has sponsored H.R. 5065, the Red Light Act. The bill would withhold federal highway funds from any state that grants a driver’s license or any form of identification to an illegal alien. The bill was introduced by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ). Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Those who break our country’s laws should not be given a legal form of ID. We want peopl...

Rep. Ted Budd Tours Rowan Regional Crime Information Center

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Salisbury, N.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) toured the Rowan Regional Crime Information Center alongside the Salisbury Police Department, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer Police Department, and other local officials. The RRCIC was made possible through a $500,000 Bureau of Justice Assistance ‘Strategies in Policing Innovation’ grant from the Department of Justice. Rep. Budd announced the ...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Amendment to Boost Capitol Police Funding

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) proposed an amendment to H.R. 3237 to reallocate 5% of the supplemental funds to hiring, training, and paying salaries for new U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) officers. The additional USCP funding would total $90.9 million. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “Giving Capitol Police the man power to keep the Capitol Complex safe is a key component of reopening the Peo...

Rep. Ted Budd Lays Wreath in Honor of Fallen NC Police Officers

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd laid a wreath at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial to honor fallen North Carolina police officers. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The men and women of law enforcement protect and serve our communities everyday. We must never forget those who lost their lives in the line of duty. It was my honor to pay tribute to those brave North Carolinians t...

Rep. Ted Budd Demands Answers On Border Crisis From HHS

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Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) signed on to a letter with Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and more than 40 House members demanding a full briefing from the Department of Health and Human Services on the worsening crisis on the southern border. The full text of the letter is below: “ Dear Secretary Becerra, We write to you with extreme concern regarding the increased numbers of unaccompanied chi...

Rep. Ted Budd Proposes Amendment to Hold Sanctuary Cities Accountable

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) proposed an amendment to H.R. 6 that would allow the victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities if that’s where the crime occurred. The amendment is identical to Rep. Budd’s Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act, which he introduced alongside Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) in January. Rep. Budd said in a statement: “The ...

Rep. Ted Budd on Fox News: While America Suffers Under Biden’s Policies, Democrats Obsess Over Trump

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This morning, Rep. Budd appeared on Fox & Friends First to discuss the Democrats' second impeachment of President Trump, why President Biden should be tough on China, and the Biden-induced crisis brewing at the border. Rep. Budd on impeachment: “They’re trying to impeach a private citizen. There is no due process.” “There was no more evidence gathered. Trump was just exercising his First Amendment...

Rep. Ted Budd Leads Letter Opposing Capitol Fence

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) led 41 of his House colleagues to send a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi opposing permanent military-style fencing around the Capitol. Rep. Budd also published an op-ed making the same case this week. The full text of the letter is below: Dear Speaker Pelosi, We write with concerns about the security measures and enhanced fencing around the U.S. Capit...

It’s Time to Take Down the Capitol Fence

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Rep. Budd published the following opinion piece in Townhall: https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantedbudd/2021/02/03/its-time-to-take-down-the-capitol-fence-n2584157 Ever since the horrific events of January 6th, the U.S. Capitol complex has been surrounded by barbed wire fencing and cement barricades. Entering the complex feels more like accessing a military installation or a U.S. Embas...

Rep. Budd, Sen. Tillis Reintroduce Bill to Hold Sanctuary Cities Accountable

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Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced that they will reintroduce the Justice for Victims of Sanctuary Cities Act. The bill would allow the victims of crimes committed by illegal immigrants to sue sanctuary cities if that’s where the crime occurred. The bill was first introduced by Rep. Budd and Sen. Tillis in July 2019. The Justice for Victims of San...

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