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A strong national defense has never been more critical

Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children […]

Let’s get government out of the way of job creators

There has been a lot of discussion in recent months about economic development in North Carolina. It’s a state priority, as well as one of my own, to support industries and small businesses that drive our economy and create jobs in our local communities. Unfortunately, our small businesses and industries struggle as they are forced […]

More energy, more jobs

We officially entered the month of June this week and I know many of you are already getting excited and geared up for trips to the beach, the mountains or to visit relatives. Unfortunately, many of us are also experiencing sticker shock as we budget out our travel expenses and factor in the high cost […]

Bloated bureaucracy to blame for VA troubles

I had a great weekend traveling the district and attending various Memorial Day parades and ceremonies to honor our fallen heroes. At each of these events, I talked to veterans about the incompetence and deplorable conditions that led to the death of at least 40 veterans in Phoenix, Arizona and suggest a systemic problem nationwide. […]

Much work to do this week

This week and next, the House is in recess so it is great to be back home in North Carolina. This past weekend I was incredibly lucky and honored to have the opportunity to serve as the grand marshal and honorary starter for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at the zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway. […]

Fight poverty by creating jobs, not more poverty

This week I had the privilege of joining my colleague Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02) for a panel discussion at the 3rd Annual Poverty Summit led by Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA). The summit brings local community leaders and policymakers together for a discussion about ways to end poverty in the United States. Though Jim and I […]

Bureaucracy holding business back

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, whose 8th District includes Robeson and Scotland counties, on Monday toured Cape Fear Arsenal in Lumberton as part of a four-business tour he will make this week of manufacturing companies in his district. “I’m excited about the potential for this business to succeed and grow in Robeson County,” Hudson said. “I […]