Rep. Budd earns NTU's Taxpayers' Friend Award

Posted at 4:26 PM on Sep 9, 2019


Special to

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC) was honored by National Taxpayers Union (NTU) on Monday for having one of the strongest voting records in Washington, D.C., on supporting lower taxes, limited government, and economic freedom.

Budd, who represents North Carolina's 13th Congressional District, was one of only 17 House members to earn the “Taxpayers’ Friend Award” for their outstanding voting record during the 2018 Congressional session.

"It is a true honor to receive NTU's Taxpayers' Friend Award for the second year in a row," Budd said. "NTU's standards are high, so these awards mean a lot to me. Our country has a $22 trillion debt. Our debt to GDP ratio is more than 100 percent. Within the next five years, taxpayers will be forced to spend more to service our debt than on national defense. These are perilous numbers, and I did not come to Congress to be an enabler of Washington’s spending addiction. I will continue to fight to make sure America's dangerous financial course is corrected."

NTU included 166 House votes in the 2018 scorecard. NTU’s rating program is designed to calculate a representative's voting record on fiscal responsibility by evaluating every vote that has an impact on tax, spending, trade, and regulatory policy utilizing a methodical weighting system.

Budd scored 75 percent on the group’s rating scale. In comparison, the House average was just 49 percent.

“We all know actions speak louder than words, and this award is a testament to the often unsung efforts of lawmakers like Rep. Budd who care so much about correcting our government’s precarious fiscal future," said Pete Sepp, president of NTU. "While those efforts aren't easy, we should all be so fortunate to have Rep. Budd in Congress as a champion for the people who pay government's bills."

Join the VIP Readers' Club!

Creating an account entitles you to the following perks:

Already a member?


Subscribe to SVL Free News Email Alerts

* indicates required