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August 29, 2021
This week America lost 13 of our bravest citizens. They knew there was a threat of an attack and they carried out their mission anyway. Heroic — the only way to describe their actions. We honor their legacy and the sacrifice that they made on behalf of this great nation. To the 13 new Gold Star families, please know your loved ones died as heroes and we will always honor their memories.
John 15:13: "Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends."
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August 28, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, released the following statement mourning the loss of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ryan C. Knauss in Thursday's attack in Kabul. Staff Sergeant Knauss was assigned to B Company, 9th Psychological Battalion, 8th Psychological Operations Group, Fort Bragg, NC.
"Renee and I join our country in praying for the family of Staff Sergeant Ryan Knauss, including his wife in Pinebluff and his extended family in Tennessee and Florida," said Rep. Hudson.
August 26, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, released the following statement after today's deadly attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul that resulted in the loss of numerous U.S. service members:
"Today's attack is horrific and utterly devastating. As Fort Bragg's Congressman, I am livid President Biden's failed withdrawal has now led to a number of U.S. service member casualties.
August 18, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) is urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to provide immediate assistance and a plan to secure the safety of American citizens and allies still in Afghanistan. In a letter sent today, Rep. Hudson sounded the alarm on examples of misleading information from the State Department that has put citizens and allies at risk.

August 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, released the following statement following President Joe Biden's speech on Afghanistan:

August 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman, released the following statement on Afghanistan:

August 11, 2021

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.

Issues:Veterans
August 5, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement on Thursday's Israeli airstrikes:

"I stand firmly behind the Israelis and their right to defend themselves from the increasingly dangerous and reckless attacks on its people. Rocket fire from Lebanon is just the latest example of aggression most likely backed by Iran. These attacks are unacceptable and it is essential that the United States fully support and help defend our greatest Middle Eastern ally."

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August 4, 2021

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.