As Ted Budd travels the state hosting private fundraisers instead of meeting with voters, we’re continuing to highlight the ways in which he’s failed communities across the Tar Heel State. Today, we’re headed to Greenville.
“As a mom, there is nothing more important to me than ensuring a better future for my family,” said Claire Kempner, Greenville resident. “As families struggle with rising costs, Ted Budd is hiding from voters like me and has no solutions other than to oppose any and every effort to address our economic challenges.”
As Budd fundraises in Greenville today, take a look at five ways he’s voted against their best interests:
- Despite wide support from both Republicans and Democrats, Budd voted against the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that will provide at least $100 million in funding to lower costs for low-income families and expand high-speed internet in Greenville and across the state.
- Budd voted against the American Rescue Plan, which invested tens of millions of dollars in East Carolina University and Pitt County Community College to help the schools and students recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and power the local economy.
- No thanks to Ted Budd, the city of Greenville received $875,000 through the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, a new source of support for rural economic development projects in North Carolina funded by the federal American Rescue Plan that will help strengthen rural economies and create good jobs.
- Even as farmers in rural areas like Pitt County deal with the ongoing impact of the climate crisis on their productivity, Congressman Budd voted against the Inflation Reduction Act which will invest in helping farmers deploy climate-smart practices and improve climate resilience.
- Greenville resident Charles McLawhorn called out Ted Budd for backing a plan that would put critical benefits for seniors on the chopping block: “Ted Budd in the U.S. Senate and Republican control would mean putting Eastern North Carolinians’ Medicare and Social Security benefits in danger.”