July 14, 2022/Media, Press

REMINDER: Veterans Slammed Ted Budd For Initial Vote Against Honoring Our PACT Act

After voting against the Honoring Our PACT Act earlier this year, Congressman Ted Budd finally caved to pressure from North Carolinians and switched his position. 

“It was only after Congressman Budd received a slew of unfavorable press and veterans expressed their dismay at his failure to stand up for them that he voted for this bipartisan bill. This November, voters will elect a leader who will always stand up for veterans – not just when it’s politically expedient,” said NCDP spokesperson Kate Frauenfelder.

Here’s a reminder of how North Carolina veterans responded to his initial vote against delivering health care to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits: 

WXII: Veterans urge passage of ‘Burn pits’ bill… NC Senate candidates are on opposing sides.

WSOC: Charlotte veterans call out Congressman Budd for voting against legislation supporting veterans exposed to toxic substances

Fayetteville Observer: Beasley: Law would honor our commitment to veterans at Bragg, Lejeune and across NC

  • This is the kind of commonsense, bipartisan legislation that our veterans, servicemembers, and their families need and should expect from their leaders, and I would be proud to support it in the U.S. Senate. But my opponent, Congressman Ted Budd, voted against the bill in the U.S. House earlier this year.
  • After opposing increasing pay for servicemembers and opposing making it easier for veterans to get the care they need, Congressman Budd once again turned his back on our veterans and our servicemembers.