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 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
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 3, 2017 to May 16, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Ted Budd sits on the following committees:
Budd was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2720: Make PPE in America Act
- H.R. 8202 (116th): To designate the airport traffic control tower located at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the “Senator Kay Hagan Airport Traffic Control Tower”.
Does 2 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Budd sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Finance and Financial Sector (28%) Government Operations and Politics (22%) Health (13%) Taxation (13%) Labor and Employment (8%) International Affairs (8%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Budd recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 7450: Build the Wall Now Act
- H.R. 7396: PLUS Act of 2022
- H.R. 7264: Countering Russian Influence in our Politics Act of 2022
- H.R. 7113: TSP Act of 2022
- H.R. 7114: Stop China’s Financing of Russia’s Invasion Act
- H.R. 6536: Stopping Traffickers and Their Accomplices Act of 2022
- H.Res. 883: Recognizing National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2017 to May 2022, Budd missed 116 of 2,820 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.1% 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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