Today, North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Ted Budd voted against the Build Back Better Act — a vote against popular policy priorities for voters across the political spectrum, including:
- Tax cuts for families, with an extension of the expanded child tax credit;
- Job creation and boosting domestic manufacturing economies;
- Strengthening Medicare to include hearing coverage for retirees;
- Capping seniors’ out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs;
- Lowering health care costs and insurance premiums;
- Critical investments in combating climate change; and
- Letting Medicare negotiate lower prescription drug prices.
And all of that, without adding to inflationary pressures or raising taxes on anyone earning less than $400,000-a-year — because Build Back Better instead makes sure that big corporations and the richest Americans start paying their fair share in taxes.
Earlier this week, Budd slammed the Build Back Better Act’s focus on investing in American families as “trying to fix problems that aren’t real problems.”
Budd previously opposed the expanded child tax credit under the American Rescue Plan. And Budd likewise voted against and has criticized the bipartisan infrastructure deal that fellow Republican Thom Tillis calls a “big win for North Carolina” — because it’s expected to create jobs and invest billions in North Carolina roads, bridges, water infrastructure, and internet access.