Richard (Richard) Hudson, Jr. (R-09)

US Representative Richard Hudson

Richard (Richard) Hudson, Jr. (R-09)
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Capitol: 202.225.3715
FAX: 202.225.4036
District: 910.910.1924
Room 2112 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3309
225 Green Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Residence:Concord, NC

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
Co-ChairHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
Co-ChairEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
Co-ChairCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
Co-ChairCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
ChairmanAgriculture and Rural American Taskforce
Co-ChairCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Biodefense Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pediatric Trauma Caucus
Co-ChairTire Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rugby Caucus
Co-ChairAtlantic Offshore Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
MemberJoint Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Term Limits Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 4-H Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
Co-ChairNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberHouse Energy Action Team (HEAT)
FC MemberCongressional Propane Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Chicken Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Border Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)


Richard Hudson has served in Congress since 2013, currently representing North Carolina's 9th Congressional District. He sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and was elected by his colleagues to House leadership as fourth in line to the Speaker for the 118th Congress. Rated the most effective legislator from North Carolina according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking, Rep. Hudson has also been named the 12th most conservative Member of the House by National Journal, demonstrating a commitment to delivering results without compromising principles. In Congress, Rep. Hudson is dedicated to working across the aisle on solutions to support our veterans, defend our Constitutional rights, create jobs, and improve our quality of life. As Fort Bragg's Congressman and a voice for North Carolina veterans, Rep. Hudson remains committed to supporting our active-duty military, veterans, and their families. Rep. Hudson has led legislation to ensure warfighters and Special Forces who are serving in combat receive the pay and tax relief they deserve, no matter where they see combat. He introduced bipartisan legislation to improve veterans' access to health care and break up the bureaucracy at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Rep. Hudson also sponsored legislation to support wounded veteran caregivers and increase military family education and support. Recognized as a national leader on defending the Second Amendment, Rep. Hudson authored H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, to ensure law-abiding citizens do not become criminals when crossing an invisible state line. He is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman who serves as a co-chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus. Rep. Hudson has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and continues to lead efforts in Congress to end gun violence and protect schools. As a Christian and father, Rep. Hudson defends the right to life and has consistently been awarded the "True Blue" award from the Family Research Council Action and a 100% rating from National Right to Life. To grow our economy, Rep. Hudson championed middle-class tax cuts and is focused on solutions to create jobs. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Hudson is also committed to making health care more affordable and accessible, improving health care for our veterans, addressing the tragedy of veteran suicide, and harnessing all sources of American energy to lower costs and create jobs in North Carolina. He has also led efforts to clean up chemicals in drinking water which impact our overall quality of life. Richard grew up in Charlotte, graduated from Myers Park High School 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. 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. Richard, his wife Renee, and their son reside in Southern Pines.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Renee   DOB: 11/4/1971
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