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Rep. Ted Budd

Representative for North Carolina’s 13th District

pronounced ted // bud

Budd is the representative for North Carolina’s 13th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2017. Budd is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.

Photo of Rep. Ted Budd [R-NC13]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Budd.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Budd is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Budd has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 21, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 98% The Club for Growth: 97% FreedomWorks: 95% NumbersUSA: 75% United States Chamber of Commerce: 75% NIAC Action: D American Civil Liberties Union: 14% League of Conservation Voters: 3% Human Rights Campaign: 0% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

Committee Membership

Ted Budd sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Budd sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (33%) Taxation (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Health (13%) International Affairs (9%) Labor and Employment (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Budd’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Budd voted No

Passed 400/9 on Feb 8, 2019.

Could expanded taxpayer-funded childcare options help more veterans access their VA medical appointments? #### Context 42 percent of women veterans report finding childcare as “very ...

Budd voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Budd voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Budd voted Nay

Passed 256/164 on Jan 11, 2018.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. The bill would extend so-called "section 702" government surveillance under ...

Budd voted Nay

Passed 409/8 on Nov 30, 2017.

H.R. 1207 reauthorizes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Brownfields Program and makes several improvements to existing law. Specifically, the legislation: Clarifies the liability of states ...

Budd voted Nay

Budd voted Yea

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Budd voted Nay

Passed 386/17 on Jan 11, 2017.

The last bill President Obama signed was H.R. 39, the Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act, or the TALENT Act. It is now ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2017 to Sep 2020, Budd missed 23 of 2,109 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: