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Economy and Jobs

Job creation is my top priority. The formula for job creation includes a strong education system that empowers a skilled workforce and a common sense tax and regulatory environment that gets Washington out of the way of small businesses so they can do what they do best - hire people and make a positive impact on our community.

Working with President Donald Trump, we were successful in getting the most comprehensive tax reform in over 30 years signed into law. We have seen incredible results in more jobs, higher wages and more money in your pocket. Because we doubled the standard deduction and lowered tax rates, 90% of Americans saw bigger paychecks. Our new opportunity zones will help boost struggling rural areas and inner cities alike. And we overhauled our career and technical education system so our workers have the skills for long-lasting careers.

Building on this pro-growth agenda will continue to unleash the potential of American workers and create incredible opportunities for individuals and small businesses to succeed.

We must also restore fiscal sanity to Washington. Years of reckless spending have led our country into a dire economic situation overtaken by mountains of debt. I’m committed to working with my House colleagues to find common-sense solutions to halt the wasteful spending, make middle class tax cuts permanent, and dramatically decrease the size of government.

It is immoral for us to borrow from others to pay for things we don’t need and can’t afford. It is certainly not an American value to force tough economic choices onto future generations. We have tough choices ahead. As your elected representative, I am committed to prioritizing spending and getting us back on the right track to an economic recovery. Our children and grandchildren are counting on us to get this country back on the right track.

More on Economy and Jobs

October 20, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two bipartisan bills introduced by U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) were passed by the U.S. House of Representatives today.
H.R. 3635, the Strengthening America's Strategic National Stockpile Act, will reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of critical medical supplies, including personal protective equipment (PPE), boost domestic manufacturing to make those supplies in the United States, and make much-needed improvements and updates to our Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).
August 17, 2021 In The News

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson hopes a bill he introduced in Congress recently will help people in rural areas, including Lee County, receive broadband internet access.

Hudson’s 21st Century Broadband Deployment Act is designed to help expand internet access in rural and unserved communities.

August 4, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has introduced the 21st Century Broadband Deployment Act, legislation to expand broadband access in rural and unserved communities.

August 2, 2021 eNewsletter


If debt and spending were Olympic sports, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi would easily take home the gold medal.

Now after a year of unprecedented and reckless spending, there is no relief in sight for hard-working taxpayers.

July 6, 2021 In The News

The Environmental Protection Agency couldn't issue fines on or raid vehicle modification shops under bipartisan legislation moving through the House.

Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican, and Rep. Raul Ruiz, a California Democrat, are pushing the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act, or the RPM Act, which aims to detail what the motor sports industry can and can't do in selling aftermarket parts. The bill also would provide a right to modify street vehicles into racing cars.

June 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) joined Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10), along with Reps. Budd (NC-13), Murphy (NC-03), Bishop (NC-09), Cawthorn (NC-11), Foxx (NC-05) and Rouzer (NC-07), to introduce legislation this week that would allow volunteer firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) workers to join a state or local retirement system.

May 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has cosponsored the Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2021, or "RPM Act." This bill permanently blocks attempts by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate modified motor vehicles used for racing. Rep. Hudson is an original cosponsor of the bill, which was introduced this month by Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10).

February 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has introduced the Federal Broadband Deployment Tracking Act, a bill to streamline the burdensome process of deploying broadband on federal lands.

September 29, 2020 Press Release
A bill to advance American manufacturing written by U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives today.
September 21, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) announced with U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) and Representative Dan Bishop (NC-09) that they secured a $13.1 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Grant award from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Class III Aberdeen, Carolina & Western Railway (ACWR) located in southcentral North Carolina.