• Military & Soldiers

    The 8th District is home to Fort Bragg and Richard has been a staunch advocate for our soldiers in Washington. Known as the epicenter of the universe, Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world and plays home to some of our military’s most important commands. Richard makes a point of visiting the base when he is not in Washington and learning what is affecting our troops and how we can better prepare them for their next deployment or trip home.

    One of these trips turned him on to a pay disparity experienced by some of our special operations soldiers. Often, these soldiers operate in areas that are as hazardous as a war zone, but due to technicalities do not allow a soldier to qualify for hazardous duty pay. Richard has introduced bipartisan legislation to fix this discrepancy and ensure our soldiers are paid adequately, no matter where they are in the world.

    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.

    Richard understands that winning the War on Terror is vital to our survival as a civilization. He will fight to provide our military and national security agencies with all the resources they need to defeat Islamic extremists who want to destroy our way of life. Richard believes the top priority of the federal government must be to protect the lives of the American people and he will work hard to make certain the government is living up to that responsibility.

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