Richard (Richard) L. Hudson, Jr. (R-USH08)
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Capitol: 202.225.3715
FAX: 202.225.4036
District: 704.786.1612
District FAX: 704.782.1004
Room 429 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3308

Residence: Concord, NC
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Renee   DOB: 11/4/1971
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
ChairmanAgriculture and Rural American Taskforce
Co-ChairCongressional Pediatric Trauma Caucus
Co-ChairAtlantic Offshore Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rugby Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Cabarrus / Cumberland / Hoke / Montgomery / Moore / Rowan / Stanly


Richard Hudson is serving his third term in the United States Congress representing North Carolina's 8th Congressional District. Richard graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte while serving as Student Body President.

In Congress, Richard is committed to working across the aisle to find solutions to create jobs, cut spending and keep our homeland secure, and he has demonstrated that can be done without compromising core principles.

Richard was named the 12th most conservative Member of the House in the 113th Congress by National Journal and has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) for his unwavering defense of our 2nd Amendment rights.

Additionally, Richard has consistently been awarded the "True Blue" award from the Family Research Council Action for his leadership and commitment to the defense of family, faith and freedom and a 100% rating from National Right to Life. As a Christian and a father, Richard firmly believes that family is the foundation of American life, and the defense of these values is imperative for the future of our nation.

Richard serves on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, a position he uses to fight to replace Obamacare with a health care system that puts patients first, to improve health care for our veterans and address the tragedy of veteran suicide, and to go after all sources of American energy to lower costs for everyone and create jobs in North Carolina.

An outspoken supporter of our nation's military and veterans, Richard has received national recognition for his work to reunite military working dogs with their handlers. He is committed to caring for our veterans and has introduced bipartisan legislation to improve veterans' access to health care and break up the bureaucracy at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Richard has the privilege of representing Fort Bragg - the largest U.S. Army installation in the world known as "the epicenter of the universe." As the voice for this critical installation in Congress, Richard is committed to ensuring our service members are prepared for the battlefield and their families are cared for at home.

As Chairman of the Agriculture Policy Group under the Republican Policy Committee, Richard focuses on conservative reforms that rein in government overreach and empower North Carolina's growers, producers and agribusiness leaders to thrive.

Richard has made a name for himself as a leader who can work across the aisle to affect needed change in Washington. Despite an unprecedented level of partisan gridlock, he has had several bipartisan bills signed into law, demonstrating that hard work and bipartisan outreach can lead to results. Richard served as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee's Subcommittee on Transportation Security where he championed a major acquisition reform bill to save taxpayer dollars and keep the American people safe.

Richard is an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He is a member of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus and the reigning congressional sporting clays champion. His past volunteer leadership service includes membership on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, Board of Managers of the West Cabarrus YMCA and Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Jaycees.

He and his wife Renee and their son Lane live in Concord and attend Crossroads Church.