• Protecting Our Border and Community

    Richard is committed to securing our border and protecting our community from dangers posed by threats like the opioid crisis and crime. To achieve this goal, Richard believes we must support good police officers and law enforcement who serve our communities, finish securing our border with wall and technology, reinstate border policies that have worked like ‘Remain in Mexico,’ and build on our efforts to end the opioid epidemic. Richard will continue to work on bipartisan solutions to address each of these issues and keep our community and country safe.

  • Environment

    As an outdoorsman and dad, Richard believes in leaving our community better than we found it.

    He has led efforts to address PFAS chemicals including GenX, which has impacted the Cape Fear River region. Richard is also a founding member of the Conservative Climate Caucus, working to champion free-market ideas to reduce emissions. Richard is committed to solutions that improve our environment, without dismantling our economy.

    Spectrum News
  • Health Care

    Concerned about the rising cost of health care and prescription drugs, Richard has led the charge to reform our broken health care system. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the committee charged with writing most of our nation’s health care laws, Richard has distinguished himself as a leader in health care who will pursue bipartisan solutions to the most pressing issues.

    A remaining priority for Richard is dismantling the top-down, government-heavy approach of the Affordable Care Act. Richard has outlined his principles for reforming our health care laws—

    • Maintain strict protections for consumers such as prohibiting annual or lifetime coverage limits, gender rating, and denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
    • Providing assistance to individuals without employer-sponsored coverage to buy health insurance.
    • Bolstering health savings accounts and allowing their use with high deductible plans.
    • Increasing cost-transparency so patients can be better-informed consumers and hold our health care providers accountable for the prices they are charging.
    • Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard was named the Republican leader on preparing our nation for the next pandemic. He introduced the Commitment to Defeat the Virus and Keep America Health Act to strengthen our national PPE stockpile and expand future vaccine development. Richard has also been a leader on combatting the opioid epidemic and has championed the Lower Costs, More Cures Act to boost innovation in health care.

    Through bipartisan action, Richard is committed to improving our health care for every patient and family.

    Bipartisan initiatives offer new hope in war against cancer
    Carolina Journal

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    Veterans

    Richard believes the Veterans Administration should honor its promise to our nation’s veterans—to care for the soldier who has endured battle. Richard fights every day he’s in Washington to hold the VA’s bureaucracy accountable and get rid of the red tape that prevents the hardworking men and women of the VA in Salisbury and Fayetteville from doing their jobs.

    Richard also believes that veterans should not be denied access to care because the Washington bureaucracy at the VA is getting in the way. He has long championed supplementing care at the VA with access to outside providers to ease congestion. He has never advocated for privatizing the VA as he believes veterans should have access to a health care system that can cater to their unique needs, but he does believe veterans should never be delayed in accessing care.

    This is why he wrote the Care Veterans Deserve Act, a bill designed to increase and enhance access to outside providers from the VA. This bill was used as a foundation for the VA MISSION Act, a bill signed into law by Donald Trump that reformed the VA’s health care system and enhanced access to outside providers for veterans.

  • Military & Soldiers

    Our region is home to Fort Bragg and Richard has been a staunch advocate for our troops, as well as their families, in Washington. Known as the ‘epicenter of the universe,’ Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world and home to some of our military’s most important commands.

    As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, Richard has helped rebuild our military and secure needed pay raises for troops, especially those in hazardous combat areas. Richard has successfully fought for more training funding for our troops, ensuring that our soldiers will never be in a fair fight. He has also sought more resources for when our soldiers return home, fighting to bolster the Preservation of the Force Family program so that soldiers and their families have the resources needed to recover from battlefield wounds, acclimate back to life in the United States, or can seek help if they are experiencing hardship.

    To ensure soldiers have the best health care possible, Richard helped get the Rich Stayskal Act signed into law in 2019 to allow service members to pursue medical malpractice claims in the military.

    For military families, he secured increased funding for the Impact Aid program that supports schools near military bases, as well as secured additional resources for military children with special needs.

    In summary – Richard works everyday to ensure our troops and their families have the resources they need – and deserve.

    Hudson cosponsors bill that could improve military family readiness
    The Fayetteville Observer

    Fort Bragg Rep Richard Hudson Immediate Response Force Buildings
    The Fayetteville Observer

    DOD issues rule on act named after Fort Bragg soldier that will pay claims of medical malpractice
    abc11

    Military to Begin Paying Malpractice Claims Under Law Inspired by Pinehurst Soldier
    The Pilot

    DOD provides guidance for military medical malpractice claims in rule name after Bragg soldier
    The Fayetteville Observer

    Secretary of defense, Congress seek to remove sexual assault cases from chain of command
    The Fayetteville Observer

    Military Hazardous Duty Pay Could Increase by 10% Under New Proposal
    Military.com

  • Protecting the 2nd Amendment

    A lifelong hunter, sportsman and national leader on Second Amendment issues in Congress, Richard knows the Second Amendment is America’s First Freedom. Richard vigorously defends the rights of all law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms and was honored to previously be the only Congressman invited to address the NRA with President Donald Trump.

    Richard has successfully defended against efforts to ban green tip ammunition, overreaching gun control bills, and led the U.S. House to pass what was called “the biggest guns rights boost since the ratification of the Second Amendment” – his Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act. Richard continues to fight to expand concealed carry reciprocity and ensure law-abiding concealed carry permit holders do not become criminals when crossing an invisible state line.

    Additionally, Richard has led efforts to push back against stabilizing brace regulations from the ATF that would turn millions of law-abiding citizens, including disabled combat veterans, into felons overnight.

    Richard knows that our God-given rights ensure that Americans can own firearms for hunting, shooting sports, self-defense or any other lawful purpose. That’s why we can count on him to continue to be the Second Amendment champion in the halls of Congress.

    Conservative congressional group backs Hudson’s concealed carry bill
    Carolina Journal

    Rep. Hudson: ATF’s Proposed AR-Pistol Rule a Tax on ‘Disabled Combat Veterans’
    Breitbart

    Biden administration’s proposal to regulate pistol-stabilizing braces comes under fire from Republicans
    Fox News

  • jobs

    Creating Jobs

    Richard knows the importance of getting this economy growing and creating jobs. He is committed to conservative, pro-business principles that will help create jobs: cutting taxes, reducing excessive regulations, and fully funding worker retraining programs at our community colleges. Richard rolls up his sleeves, works hard and remains focused on his goal of every worker having an opportunity at a good job.

    Through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we grew the economy, put more money in middle class Americans’ pockets, and raised wages. Richard believes we must build on that progress to shrink government and grow our economy once again.

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    Cutting Spending

    As a solid conservative, Richard is certain of one thing: Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. That’s why Richard has pledged to not increase taxes as a Member of Congress. With a skyrocketing national debt, Richard believes it is long past time for conservatives to draw a line in the sand. We need conservative solutions and steadfast leadership to fix it.

    Richard believes Congress should spend taxpayer money as efficiently as possible. We can count on him to fight to restore fiscal sanity to Washington, DC.

  • Life

    As a dad, Richard is 100% Pro-Life and fights for legislation which protects life from conception until natural death. He knows that life is a precious gift from God and should be protected at all stages. Richard defends the ban on partial birth abortions and fights against any legislation which seeks to legalize euthanasia. He has championed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Actand fought to keep longstanding Hyde Amendment protections that prohibit tax dollars from funding abortions. Richard will stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves and proactively defend life.

    Pro-Life Ratings:

    National Right to Life: 100%

    Susan B. Anthony List: A

    Family Research Council: 91.7%