WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Make PPE in America Act. The bill requires the Defense Logistics Agency to issue longer-term contracts to make Personal Protective Equipment in America. The Senate co-sponsors were Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Gary Peters (D-MI). ​ Rep. Budd said in a…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr joined with Representatives David Price (NC-04) and Ted Budd (NC-13) to lead a bipartisan coalition of Senators and House members to introduce a bill to rename the air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport after the late-Sen. Kay Hagan. They were joined by Sens.…

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Salisbury, N.C. — Today, Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) announced a $125,000 grant for Rowan County’s Youth Substance Use Prevention (YSUP) program. The grant was from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention & Control.  Rep. Budd previously supported a bill to ensure funding for YSUP Rowan and other Drug-Free Communities Support…

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The legislation would increase access to telehealth services for addiction treatment by permanently allowing the prescribing of Medication Assisted Therapies (MAT) and other necessary drugs without needing a prior in-person visit. It also makes permanent the ability to bill Medicare for audio-only telehealth services. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the companion bill…

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6:26 p.m.: we’re signing off, but the convention is being live-streamed here: 6:20 p.m.: N.C. Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby, who is running for Chief Justice, addresses the convention: 6:18 p.m.: The alternate elector slate has been approved. 6:06 p.m.: the elector slate was approved; now voting on alternate electors. The slate is comprised of…

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