Today, NCDP First Vice Chair Floyd McKissick, Randolph County resident Clyde Foust and Deborah Napper, parent to four kids, including an infant, held a press conference outside Congressman Ted Budd’s Asheboro office to call out the GOP U.S. Senate candidate for voting against measures to address the infant formula shortage in the U.S. House.
Earlier this month, Ted Budd voted against a bipartisan bill to address the infant formula shortage.
“When given the chance, Ted Budd voted against bipartisan legislation that provides funding to address the national infant formula shortage that families across North Carolina like Deborah’s are facing. This vote is yet another example of how Ted Budd isn’t interested in actually taking action to address the current formula shortfall and prevent this from happening again – he’s more interested in using North Carolina families’ struggles for their own political gain. That’s exactly the opposite kind of leader we need representing us in the U.S. Senate,” said NCDP First Vice Chair Floyd McKissick.
“As a mom, I will do anything to make sure my kids have food to eat and a roof over their head. My family has the resources to pay the extra cost to find what our daughter needs, but not every family is that lucky. It is terrifying to know that we could run out of formula or had to ration what we do have. It’s also bad enough to search several stores to find what we need to keep my baby healthy and full because Ted Budd and Republicans are pointing fingers instead of taking action. North Carolina families need a change,” said Deborah Napper, North Carolina parent to four kids, including an infant.
“As a resident of Randolph County, it’s appalling that my own Congressman, GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, is more interested in using North Carolina families’ struggles for his own political gain. Because of Ted Budd’s vote against this bill, many families across North Carolina, low-income families and Black and brown mothers, will continue to be particularly hard-hit by the infant formula shortage,” said Randolph County resident Clyde Foust.