Ted Budd

Ted Budd

Summary

Current Position: US Representative for District 13 since 2017
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Representative

Ted brings an outsider’s perspective to Washington having never held elective office. When an opportunity presented itself after redistricting opened up North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, Ted decided to run and offered to bring a different perspective to our nation’s capital.

Ted sits on the Financial Services Committee where he uses his real world experience to roll back the restrictive regulations that strangle job creation in this country. Working at a young age for his family’s janitorial and landscaping business, Ted learned the importance of work ethic and common sense decision making.

Source: Government page

About

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Source: Government page

Ted Budd represents North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District and is serving his second term in the 116th United States Congress.

Ted brings an outsider’s perspective to Washington having never held elective office. When an opportunity presented itself after redistricting opened up North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, Ted decided to run and offered to bring a different perspective to our nation’s capital.

Ted sits on the Financial Services Committee where he uses his real world experience to roll back the restrictive regulations that strangle job creation in this country. Working at a young age for his family’s janitorial and landscaping business, Ted learned the importance of work ethic and common sense decision making.

Ted and his wife Amy Kate have three children and live in Davie County, NC. As a strong Christian family man, Ted is worried about the direction our nation is heading and looks forward to working in Washington to create a better country for the next generation.

He holds an MBA from Wake Forest University and a Masters in Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Investment Analyst
  • Business Owner

    Gun store in Rural Hall, North Carolina.

Education

Personal

Birth Year: 1971
Place of Birth: Winston-Salem, NC
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Spouse: Amy Kate

Contact

Email:

Offices

Washington D.C. Office
118 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4531

I 40 Office
128 Peachtree Lane Suite A
Advance, NC 27006
Phone: 336-998-1313

Guilford Office
1208 Eastchester Drive, Suite 203
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: 336-858-5013

Web

Government Page, Twitter, Facebook, Campaign Site

Politics

Recent Elections

2018 US Senator for 13th District

Ted Budd (R)147,57051.5%
Kathy Manning (D)130,40245.5%
Tom Bailey (L)5,5131.9%
Robert Corriher (G)2,8311.0%
TOTAL286,316

Finances

BUDD, THEODORE PAUL (TED) has run in 3 races for public office, winning 2 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $4,149,262.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

House Committee on Financial Services

Subcommittees

Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
Diversity and Inclusion

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Congress.gov

Issues

Source: Government page

Economy 

North Carolina’s economy has become stifled due to a bloated federal government. As a member serving on the Financial Services Committee I will fight to ensure that I eliminate the stifling regulations that create roadblocks and keep North Carolina businesses from thriving.
Education

Providing an opportunity for our children to receive the education they deserve is key to a successful future. As a father of three children, who are homeschooled, I strongly believe that parents, not Washington, should be in control of their children’s futures.

Energy

For more information concerning work and views related to Energy, please contact our office.

Health

The Affordable Healthcare Act restricts options and is costing North Carolinians thousands of dollars. It’s time to repeal Obamacare and provide Americans a healthcare that focuses on the patient first.

Veterans 

The men and women who sacrificed their lives to defend our freedom deserve the utmost respect. I will defend and fight to ensure that they receive the care and attention they deserve.

News

News Posts

Rep. Ted Budd Statement on Phase Three Coronavirus Relief Package
Government page – March 27, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) released the following statement of support for the third economic relief package to confront the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

“Job creators and their workers are the engine of our country, and they are being devastated by the pandemic’s economic fallout. After all the partisan stunts from the other side, I’m proud to say that this relief package provides a much-needed financial lifeline. This bill is not perfect, but it will help slow the economic bleeding.”

“I particularly support the following provisions:

Hundreds of billions of dollars in small business loans.
Advance payments for paid leave credits, allowing those dollars to be available for businesses in weeks, instead of months.
Expanded resources to hospitals, doctors, and front-line providers.
An increase in access to telehealth services.
An increase in deductions for charitable donations.
Allowing Health Savings Accounts to be used to purchase over the counter medicines.
An increase in Medicare reimbursement for hospitals who treat patients with COVID-19, incentivizing them to prioritize treating at-risk patients.
Providing legal protections for doctors during the crisis.
Penalty-free retirement account access.”

In the News

Rep. Ted Budd: Drain the swamp, eradicate earmarks
By: Ted Budd
Washington Examiner – March 18, 2020

According to Gallup, the approval rating of Congress has not topped 30% in over 10 years. President Trump was elected to drain a Washington swamp that voters deeply distrusted and felt was not working for them.

Nothing epitomizes what’s wrong with Washington more than pork barrel spending in the form of congressional earmarks. According to Citizens Against Government Waste, $15.3 billion was spent on earmarks last year. Since 1991, Congress has doled out over 111,000 earmarks worth nearly $360 billion.

The types of projects that are earmarked typically range from wasteful to ridiculous. For example, in 2019, Congress earmarked millions of taxpayer dollars for Pacific Coastal Salmon, aquatic plants, fruit flies, and brown tree snakes. More than a decade ago, infamous earmarks included the Alaskan “Bridge to Nowhere,” an indoor rainforest in Iowa, a Teapot Museum, and the research of goth culture. Members of Congress such as Reps. Randy “Duke” Cunningham and Bob Ney even served jail terms in connection to corrupt earmarking.

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey, a Democrat from New York, recently lamented, “Unfortunately, there is currently not the necessary bipartisan, bicameral agreement to allow the Appropriations Committee to earmark.” While that is a welcome sign, there is no guarantee that this sentiment will hold. That’s why Rep. Ralph Norman and I are pushing my House colleagues to adopt the Earmark Elimination Act, which simply states that if an earmark is found in a piece of legislation, that clause would be “stricken” from the bill. This move would match the Senate Republican Conference, which permanently banned earmarks last year.

Earmarks are not just wasteful and corruptive. They represent a circumvention of the process that appropriates the taxpayers’ money. A small group of senior legislators gets to choose which projects get to bypass the normal checks and balances of the legislative process and are then secretly placed in large spending bills. This is a key point: If a project is critically necessary to a district, then members should be able to debate that project in the light of day on the merits, not have the item slipped into a bill in the dead of night, out of public view.

Finally, earmarks are used as the grease to help enable Washington’s deepening spending addiction. Often, earmark proponents claim that in the grand scheme, the amount of taxpayer money that is spent on congressional earmarks is small, and that is true. But these folks fail to address the fact that earmarks have been used as a quasilegalized form of bribery to entice members of Congress to approve large spending packages that increase our deficit and explode the national debt. In an era of trillion-dollar deficits and a $23 trillion debt, it is hard to imagine how we will ever be able to wrestle back any sort of fiscal responsibility if Washington’s big spenders are able to use earmarks to keep the spending spigot flowing.

The people of the United States have made their anger at Washington as clear as they possibly can. They want to see an end to business as usual, the system upended, and the swamp drained. The House can either put its collective head in the sand and restore a practice that taxpayers plainly deplore, or we can show the country that we hear them and pass a permanent ban on them once and for all.

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Videos

Other Videos

ted Budd- Waste of Time
Ted Budd for Congress
Published on December 12, 2019
By: Ted Budd for Congress

Liberal Democrats are obsessed with overturning the 2016 election. They’re wasting our time with impeachment, and they will never stop. Conservatives must stand strong in this fight

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