June 16, 2022/Media, Press

KEY VOTE ALERT: U.S. Senate Passes Honoring Our PACT Act, Budd Voted Against It

North Carolina Democratic Party Chair Bobbie Richardson and Dr. Vikki Andrews, NCDP’s Veteran and Military Family Caucus Chair released the following joint statement on the U.S. Senate passage of the Honoring Our PACT Act and Congressman Ted Budd’s vote against the bipartisan piece of legislation: 

“When leaders send brave young men and women who answered our nation’s call overseas, they have a responsibility to take care of them when they return home, including ensuring critical health care to treat illness and disease caused by war. With the passage of the Honoring Our PACT Act, for the first time in our nation’s history, veterans exposed to toxic burn pits are receiving the health care they have earned and deserve – no thanks to Congressman Ted Budd.

“Budd’s vote against this badly-needed legislation is appalling and proves how wrong he is for North Carolina, a state home to hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families. North Carolina’s veterans deserve better than politicians like Ted Budd who have failed to offer anything other than empty words.”