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Defense & National Security

The most important role of the federal government is protecting our citizens from national security threats. This means creating a strong system for defense both at home and abroad. The United States should continue to act as a defender of freedom and a staunch supporter of our allies worldwide.

As the representative of Fort Bragg, the epicenter of the universe, I know how important a properly funded and functioning military is to our nation. It is Congress’s responsibility to ensure the Pentagon’s budget reflects the threats we face. We must be prepared to fight threats not only from traditional nation-states, but also determined groups of terrorists, like ISIS, al-Shabaab, and al-Qaeda, who seek to wreak havoc on the American dream. It is vitally important that Congress continue to protect American citizens and interests both at home and abroad.

In recent years, we have taken steps to rebuild our military, give our troops well-deserved pay raises and bolster border security. I introduced legislation to ensure special operators who are serving in combat receive the same tax relief as other service members, and my legislation to increase funding for our Special Forces and to ensure soldier pay adequately reflects modern warfare demands was signed into law.

 

 

As your Congressman, I will work every day to ensure the United States sustains a world-class force that can operate wherever threats arise and is capable of taking the fight to the enemy and winning. In order to do so, it is necessary that we continue to provide the funding and tools our men and women in uniform need to do their jobs and safely return home to their families. I applaud the bravery and sacrifice our military men and women make each and every day.

More on Defense & National Security

December 28, 2020 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman and a voice for veterans, released the following statement after voting today to approve the FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report in the U.S. House of Representatives:
 
December 8, 2020 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman and a voice for veterans, released the following statement on the FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report that was passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives:

November 30, 2020 Press Release
(FOX 46 CHARLOTTE)– Bipartisan anger on Capitol Hill continues to grow as military families, whose loved ones were injured or killed due to medical malpractice, are left in limbo. In a letter to Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller, Fort Bragg Congressman Richard Hudson (R-Concord) calls the Defense Department's delay in processing medical malpractice claims "unacceptable."
July 30, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has secured three amendments approved today in the latest appropriations bill focused on improving school funding and safety, as well as increasing accountability in the defense industry.
July 26, 2020 eNewsletter
As Fort Bragg's Congressman, it's an honor to represent so many active-duty soldiers, their families and our veterans. We owe a debt to everyone who has served in our nation’s military, as well as their families, for the sacrifices they have made to protect our country. We also owe it to them to make sure they have all the available tools and resources they deserve.
July 23, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, released the following statement on the passing of Sergeant Bryan C. Mount who died in Syria on July 21, 2020, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve:
July 20, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman and a voice for veterans, has secured several key provisions for active-duty servicemembers, military families and veterans in the FY 21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
July 12, 2020 eNewsletter
As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, I understand the strength of our servicemembers depends on not only the training and resources we provide them, but also the support we provide to their families.
May 20, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Chairman of the Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, issued the following statement on the Open Skies Treaty:
April 21, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has cosponsored Military Family Readiness legislation intended to be included in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).