Hudson Supports Veteran-Focused Legislation

February 14, 2017
Hudson Supports Veteran-Focused Legislation
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) released the following statement after the House passed several measures to improve care and services for veterans:
"North Carolina’s veterans can count on me to be their voice. I will always fight for the care, service and respect they deserve. These measures are common sense steps to help veterans find jobs and to help them better navigate the complicated bureaucracy at the VA, and I’m proud to support them.”
Yesterday, the House passed:
  • The WINGMAN Act (H.R. 512) would allow congressional casework staff to have read-only access to veteran records in the Veteran Benefits Administration if authorized by the veteran. This would allow congressional caseworkers to better assist veterans in navigating the VA claims process.
  • The HIRE Vets Act (H.R. 244) would encourage businesses to hire more veterans by creating a HIRE Vets Medallion Program. The Department of Labor would solicit voluntary information from employers so businesses that recruit, employ and train veterans can be officially recognized with a HIRE Vets Medallion and a certificate. These awards will be separated by large and small businesses.
  • The Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act (H.R. 974) would allow the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to give preference in awarding contracts for the procurement of goods and services to those that employ veterans on a full-time basis.
If any veterans in the eighth district can't get an answer from the VA in a timely fashion or if they feel they have been treated unfairly, they should reach out to Rep. Hudson’s Concord office at 704-786-1612 or his Fayetteville office at 910-997-2070. 
  • Office Locations Push


    Office Name Location Image Map URL
    Washington, DC Office 2112 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3715
    Fax: (202) 225-4036
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-6:00pm
    Concord Office 325 McGill Avenue, NW
    Suite 500
    Concord, NC 28027
    Phone: (704) 786-1612
    Fax: (704) 782-1004
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
    Fayetteville Office 225 Green Street, Suite 202
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    Phone: (910) 997-2070
    Fax: (910) 817-7202
    Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
    Pinehurst Office  Sandhills Community College
    Van Dusen Building, Room 114
    3395 Airport Road
    Pinehurst, NC 28374
    (910) 246-5374
    Hours: Tues/Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm
    and by appointment


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