Concord, North Carolina , United States
|| November 04, 1971
Oct 13, 2020 02:06am
|Info||Richard Hudson is serving his fourth term in the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District. |
In Congress, Rep. Hudson is committed to working across the aisle to find solutions to create jobs, cut spending and keep our homeland secure, and he has demonstrated that can be done without compromising core principles.
Rep. Hudson is the most effective legislator from North Carolina according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking. He was named the 12th most conservative Member of the House in the 113th Congress by National Journal, and he has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his unwavering defense of our 2nd Amendment rights.
Additionally, Rep. Hudson has consistently been awarded the “True Blue” award from the Family Research Council Action for his leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith and freedom and a 100% rating from National Right to Life. As a Christian and a father, Richard firmly believes that family is the foundation of American life, and the defense of these values is imperative for the future of our nation.
As Fort Bragg’s Congressman and a voice for North Carolina veterans, Rep. Hudson is committed to supporting our active duty military, veterans and their families. In Congress, Rep. Hudson has championed legislation to ensure special operators who are serving in combat receive the tax relief they deserve no matter where they see combat, and his legislation to increase funding for our Special Forces and to ensure soldier pay adequately relects modern warfare demands was signed into law. He has introduced bipartisan legislation to improve veterans’ access to health care and break up the bureaucracy at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Rep. Hudson has also introduced legislation to support wounded veteran caregivers and received national recognition for his work to reunite military working dogs with their handlers.
Rep. Hudson serves on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, focused on making health care more affordable and accessible, improving health care for our veterans and addressing the tragedy of veteran suicide, and harnessing all sources of American energy to lower costs for everyone and create jobs in North Carolina.
As Chairman of the bipartisan Agriculture and Rural America Task Force, Rep. Hudson also focuses on reforms that rein in government overreach and empower North Carolina's growers, producers and agribusiness leaders to thrive.
Richard has made a name for himself as a leader who can work across the aisle to affect needed change in Washington. Despite an unprecedented level of partisan gridlock, he has had several bipartisan bills signed into law, demonstrating that hard work and bipartisan outreach can lead to results. In fact, a local paper applauded the bipartisan law Rep. Hudson wrote with a Democrat Congressman from Wilson, North Carolina, saying “…there are thoughtful, hardworking lawmakers on both sides of the aisle working mightily to fix what’s broken.”
An avid hunter and outdoorsman, Richard is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus and a previous congressional sporting clays, trap and skeet champion. His past volunteer leadership service includes membership on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, Board of Managers of the West Cabarrus YMCA and Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Jaycees.
Richard graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while serving as Student Body President. He, his wife Renee and their son Lane live in Concord and attend Crossroads Church.