Budd uncovers 567,000 federal prisoners received stimulus payments

Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd (NC-13) says the Biden administration sent more stimulus payments to federal prisoners than they originally disclosed in letter from the U.S. Treasury Department. 

“After the revelation that the convicted Boston Marathon bomber received a $1,400 stimulus check, I began to dig into how much taxpayer money did the Biden administration send out to criminals serving in federal prison. The answer I received is truly outrageous. Nearly 600,000 incarcerated individuals receiving upwards of $1 billion is a disgrace to hardworking taxpayers of North Carolina,” Budd said in a statement. 

The amount sent to incarcerated individuals was $80 million higher than the amount originally released nearly a year ago.  

The payments were sent to federal prisoners through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.