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Rep. Richard Hudson

Representative for North Carolina’s 8th District

pronounced RI-cherd // HUD-sun

Hudson is the representative for North Carolina’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Hudson is next up for reelection in 2020.

Photo of Rep. Richard Hudson [R-NC8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Hudson.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 from Jan 6, 2015 to Jun 18, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Richard Hudson sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Hudson was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Hudson sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (29%) Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Taxation (15%) Energy (12%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) Transportation and Public Works (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Hudson’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Hudson voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

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 ...

Hudson voted Aye

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

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. ...

Hudson voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

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 ...

Hudson voted Yea

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

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 ...

Hudson voted Aye

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Jun 2019, Hudson missed 211 of 4,106 roll call votes, which is 5.1%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: