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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.

Continuing to foster this pro-growth environment will continue to unleash the potential of American workers and will create incredible opportunities for individuals and small businesses to succeed.

We must also restore fiscal sanity to Washington. Years of reckless spending has 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

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.
September 16, 2020 Press Release
Editorial: Federal Grant is Welcome News
The Pilot
Sept. 15, 2020
"The coronavirus has laid bare a number of critical needs, but those needs are not limited to public health alone.
August 27, 2020 Press Release
At the invitation of U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson was in Kannapolis today for a roundtable discussion with local leaders from Kannapolis, Concord and the surrounding region about affordable housing priorities, Opportunity Zones, and COVID-19 relief efforts underway for housing.
August 11, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has introduced the Impact Payments Now Act, a bill to ensure eligible individuals and families receive their stimulus checks.
May 20, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has introduced the Advancing IOT Manufacturing Act, a bill to advance U.S. manufacturing and protect America's supply chain for critical industries.
April 26, 2020 eNewsletter
This week, Congress was finally able to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program and that's good news for millions of workers like you.
March 20, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representatives Richard Hudson (NC-08) and G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) were joined by Reps. Greg Murphy (NC-03), Dan Bishop (NC-09), Ted Budd (NC-13), Alma Adams (NC-12), David Price (NC-04), George Holding (NC-02) and David Rouzer (NC-07) in sending a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting increased aid for small businesses struggling due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
March 17, 2020 Press Release
Today, Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC-08) joined Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Representatives David Price (D-NC-04) to send a bipartisan letter to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) in support of Governor Roy Cooper's request for an SBA disaster declaration for economic injury resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).