Read our 2017 Report Card for Hudson.
Hudson is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Hudson has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Richard Hudson sits on the following committees:
Hudson was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 5599: Animal Health and Innovation Act of 2018
- H.R. 3369: To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 North Main Street in Spring Lake, North Carolina, as the “Howard B. Pate, Jr. Post ...
- H.R. 3477: Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act
- H.R. 304: Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2017
- H.R. 3923 (114th): To provide for a report that develops recommended United States energy security valuation methods.
- H.R. 5462 (113th): To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for limitations on the fees charged to passengers of air carriers.
- H.R. 2719 (113th): Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Hudson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (27%) Armed Forces and National Security (15%) Taxation (15%) Energy (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%) Labor and Employment (6%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (6%)
Some of Hudson’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 1009: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the lack of timely ...
- H.R. 5747: Special Operations Forces Tax Cut Act of 2018
- H.R. 5687: SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act
- H.R. 5599: Animal Health and Innovation Act of 2018
- H.Res. 689: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any infrastructure legislation that ...
- H.R. 4225: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by clarifying that State ...
- H.R. 3780: Air Ambulance Quality and Accountability Act
|Hudson’s Vote||Vote Description|
S. 1182: The American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Act
Jul 25, 2018. Passed 366/52.
The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This amendment does not include any reforms to the program; it is only a short-term extension. The NFIP was originally set ...
H.R. 4667: Making further supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, for disaster assistance for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and calendar year 2017 wildfires, ...
Dec 21, 2017. Passed 251/169.
H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
H.R. 5699 (113th): John Muir National Historic Site Expansion Act
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 361/39.
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 5029 (113th): International Science and Technology Cooperation Act of 2014
Jul 14, 2014. Passed 346/41.
H.R. 325 (113th): No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013
Jan 23, 2013. Passed 285/144.
From Jan 2013 to Nov 2018, Hudson missed 180 of 3,655 roll call votes, which is 4.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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