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Concord symposium champions the many roles of women

 N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker had words of affirmation for women business and community leaders during a women’s symposium at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord on Friday. Eighth District U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson and his wife, Renee, hosted the First Annual Women’s Symposium as “an opportunity to bring women together,” he said. His […]

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Rolling back airline passenger fees

I ran for Congress so I could fight for the people of North Carolina’s Eighth District. Like so many of you, I felt like Washington was not listening to us and our government was at a standstill, paralyzed by partisanship and politics. Since my first days as your representative, I have worked hard to find […]

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House passes bill to limit TSA airline security fees

The House on Wednesday passed legislation to limit airline passenger security fees imposed by the Transportation Security Administration. Passed 423-0, the measure would only allow the TSA to charge $5.60 per one-way trip and $11.20 per round trip. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), the bill’s sponsor, said it was necessary because the TSA had misinterpreted the […]

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House eyes passport holders linked to ISIS

Lawmakers this week will focus on the threat of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) members using western passports to enter the United States on commercial airline flights. The House Homeland Security Committee will meet on Wednesday to address the terrorism fears in a hearing that is titled “Worldwide Threats to the Homeland.” Lawmakers […]

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Natural gas pipeline good news for NC

With the days still hot in North Carolina, it’s hard to imagine turning on the heat, but winter’s cold temperatures could bring increased demand for natural gas and increased energy costs for our families. I regularly hear concerns from constituents about the steady increase in electricity and gas prices. From skyrocketing prices at the pump […]

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Hudson praises work of Vulcan Materials in Concord

Eighth U.S. District Congressman Richard Hudson visited Vulcan Materials Co. in Concord Thursday as part of a district tour and said he was “impressed” by the granite mine and rock crushing operation. “What they do enables us to continue to grow and create jobs in our community,” he said while standing on the rim of […]

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Hudson visits Main Street businesses

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th, visited uptown Lexington on Wednesday afternoon to become acquainted with the businesses and issues affecting the community. “As a congressman, it’s my job to go to Washington and represent the people here,” Hudson said. “I feel like the more businesses I can visit and the more people I meet, the […]

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