Willingness to serve in the future is directly related to the treatment and quality of care that veterans receive today. As a new generation of veterans return from over a decade of war, it should be this nation’s top priority to ensure that they have access to top-notch facilities and care. In many cases, this means restructuring the existing facilities and practices to focus on the medical issues that veterans face today. Today’s veterans often face bureaucratic obstacles at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that hamper their access to care instead of expediting it.
As long as I am your elected Representative, I will work tirelessly to ensure every veteran’s need is met both in casework and in legislation pending before Congress. In the 115th Congress, I worked to make sure we provided the highest funding level in history for the VA while also strengthening oversight and holding bureaucrats responsible. And we passed critical measures to address the tragedy of veteran suicide and improve mental health services. In the 116th Congress, I secured provisions to expand access to VA health benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) joined 80 of his colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter today to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, urging him to prioritize care for rural veterans. Historically, veterans in rural areas have faced challenges with accessing quality care because many of the VA’s resources are devoted to urban areas. The letter discusses improving overall access to care for rural veterans through creative solutions, cross-agency collaboration, public-private partnerships, and improved rural broadband.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, praised passage of two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives today to honor military service members and families. H.R. 1664, the National Medal of Honor Monument Act of 2021, passed by a vote of 416-0. The bill, which Rep. Hudson co-sponsored, establishes a monument on federal land in Washington, D.C. honoring Medal of Honor recipients.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement on H.R. 3985, the Averting Loss of Life and Injury by Expediting SIVs (ALLIES) Act of 2021, that passed today in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which Rep. Hudson co-sponsored, protects our Afghan partners and expedites the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) process as the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – After a year and a half of delays and stalling, the Pentagon is finally ready to start processing millions of dollars in military medical malpractice claims, perhaps by the end of the month, FOX 46 has learned.
“I’m still at a loss for words,” said Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Richard Stayskal. “But it’s a great feeling.”
It is a win for victims and their families who, up until now, have not had any recourse or measure of justice when it comes to botched and negligent medical care by military doctors.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (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.”