As North Carolinians face high gas prices due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and COVID-19 supply chain disruptions, U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Budd voted against a bill that would hold big oil companies accountable for price gouging and lower costs for North Carolinians.
“Today’s vote on gas price gouging is yet another example of Ted Budd pointing fingers and doing nothing to solve the problem,” said NCDP spokesperson Kate Frauenfelder. “Whether it’s lowering the cost of gas, prescription drugs, infant formula, health care premiums, or child care – one thing remains the same: Ted Budd will always put the interests of wealthy corporations ahead of our state’s working families.”
Ted Budd is wrong for North Carolina:
- Just yesterday, Ted Budd voted against the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would provide emergency funding to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States.
- Earlier this year, Ted Budd voted against capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month.
- Last year, Ted Budd voted against the American Rescue Plan, which has saved North Carolinians money on everything from their health care premiums to rent or mortgage to child care costs, and more.