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September 15, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) announced today that a $2.88 million grant has been awarded to the City of Fayetteville to hire additional firefighters. The grant is from the Department of Homeland Security's FY 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. In June, Rep. Hudson wrote a letter to Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Pete Gaynor to advocate for this funding for Fayetteville.
September 10, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), founder and co-chair of the Agriculture and Rural America Task Force in Congress, hosted U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue in North Carolina today. In West End, Rep. Hudson discussed the importance of expanding rural broadband access. Secretary Purdue announced that the USDA is investing $2.3 million for the Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation to deploy a fiber-to-the-premises network to connect 3,333 people, 17 farms, 26 businesses and nine education facilities to high-speed broadband internet in Moore County.
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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 25, 2020 Press Release
At the invitation of U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler was in Fayetteville today to discuss updates on addressing PFAS chemicals. At a bipartisan roundtable, Rep. Hudson urged the EPA to complete a final toxicity assessment of GenX and discussed his most recent efforts to combat PFAS chemicals, including GenX, through two amendments he secured in the latest appropriations bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to study the relationship between PFAS exposure and COVID-19, and provide $2.4 million for the EPA to develop regulations to control discharge of PFAS in surface waters. This was the second time Rep. Hudson has hosted the EPA in Fayetteville to discuss PFAS.
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August 21, 2020 Press Release
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement after a hearing today with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and ahead of a vote tomorrow in the U.S.
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.
August 4, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), a member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after President Donald Trump signed an executive order yesterday to improve health care in rural communities and expand telehealth services:
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July 31, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), Fort Bragg's Congressman and sponsor of the Care for the Veteran Caregiver Act, is calling for passage of his legislation as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has published a final regulation for its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers. On a virtual town hall yesterday with Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04), co-sponsor of the bill, as well as numerous veteran and caregiver stakeholders, Rep. Hudson called on the House Veterans Affairs Committee to advance the bipartisan legislation as soon as possible.
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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 24, 2020 Press Release
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) has secured two provisions in the latest appropriations bill to address PFAS chemicals including GenX.
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January 20, 2020 In The News

PINEHURST, N.C. - A terminally ill Green Beret, whose story of military medical malpractice, which was first reported by FOX 46 in 2018, garnered national attention and helped change federal law, received a personal thank you gift from the White House on Sunday.

January 15, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed a sweeping bill last week to address a growing national pollution crisis involving chemicals linked to high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

January 14, 2020 In The News
Anyone with the belief that Republicans are dismissive of environmental concerns might find statements and legislation by Rep. Richard Hudson passed last week refreshing.
 
Hudson, in advocating for legislation to address contamination in the Cape Fear River, proved that it’s better to judge someone by their individual actions rather than a party label.
January 14, 2020 In The News

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is worried about possibly reducing U.S. military presence in Africa, following reports that the Pentagon is contemplating a drawdown of U.S. troops on the continent to better focus on countering aggression from Russia and China.

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