Senate

Ted Budd Votes Against Helping Parents On Baby Formula

Fresh off of locking up North Carolina Republicans’ nomination for U.S. Senate, Ted Budd yesterday voted against a bipartisan bill taking steps to address the baby formula shortage, siding with the 191 other U.S. House Republicans who opposed the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act to provide “$28 million in emergency supplemental appropriations to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States.”

Then, adding insult to injury, just hours after his vote against funding for combatting the baby formula shortage, Budd made a Thursday morning appearance on Newsmax TV to, in part, complain about the crisis that he opposed taking steps to address.

Budd has a long record of selling out North Carolinians in Washington and voting to put his corporate backers first. And this is just the latest example.

“It’s shameful and peak dishonest Washington insider behavior for Ted Budd to pretend to care about the baby formula shortage, even as he votes against funding to help North Carolina parents and address the crisis,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Brad Bainum. “It’s far from the first time Budd has sold out North Carolina families, but it’s just the latest proof that he has no business serving in the U.S. Senate.”

Ted Budd turned his back on North Carolina parents:

WRAL-TV: NC parents driving to different states, considering alternatives amid formula shortage

WFMY-TV: Warning: NC Attorney General says beware of baby formula price gouging

WSPA-TV: As baby formula supplies dwindle, NC officials warn of price gouging

WCNC-TV: Amid baby formula shortage, people turn to lactation consultants

WWAY-TV: NC consumers can report price gouging concerns on baby formula products

NC Health News: How NC families are coping with the formula shortage.

WXII-TV: Baby formula shortage significantly impacts low-income families in The Triad, groups trying to help them

Fox News: North Carolina food bank describes ‘definite’ impact of baby formula shortage

WRAL-TV: ​​Tips for NC parents struggling during baby formula shortage

Spectrum News1: Raleigh Catholic food pantry holds baby formula families need