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HUDSON: It’s time to get to work

HUDSON: It’s time to get to work

It is a new year and the 118th Congress has begun. It’s an honor to continue serving you and our community representing North Carolina’s new 9th District. This includes all or portions of Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland Counties. I will continue maintaining a district office in Fayetteville, while also operating a new primary district office in Southern Pines. My office locations can be found on my website at Hudson.House.gov. Three counties I represented previously – Cabarrus, Stanly, and Montgomery – are now in North Carolina’s 12th and 8th Districts. It has been an honor…
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BISHOP: Accountability is coming

BISHOP: Accountability is coming

Last week in the House of Representatives, the 118th Congress kicked off in earnest. Republicans passed our first bills in the majority in more than four years. Though all of these bills will strengthen our country and economy, they were nearly universally opposed by Democrats. My top focus in Congress is breaking the Swamp’s status quo to ensure the government works for the people – not the other way around. This is just the beginning of what our Republican Conference will accomplish this Congress. The first order of business was undoing the Democrats’ $80 billion meant to fund an army…
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HUDSON: Taking on inflation and Pelosi’s assault weapons ban

HUDSON: Taking on inflation and Pelosi’s assault weapons ban

“It’s the economy, stupid!” Politicians in Washington would be wise to heed these famous words from former Bill Clinton advisor James Carville when it comes to addressing the issue most important to American families. Yet, today’s Washington Democrats have time and time again failed to listen and are only making matters worse. On Thursday, we learned our economy shrunk for the second quarter in a row. Unfortunately, this signifies that the economy has entered a recession. However, President Joe Biden and other Democrats in Washington have refused to accept this fact or take responsibility, trying instead to redefine the meaning…
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Hudson: American families’ top concerns remain inflation, gas prices, and the economy in general

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people…” This phrase in President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” captures perhaps the most basic foundation of our political system: political authority rests first and foremost with the American people. When our founders conceived our nation 246 years ago, they sought to create a government whose power was derived from the will of the people, and that existed to protect those people’s God-given rights and address the issues most important to them. Unfortunately, many of those at the helm of government today have failed to do this. A recent poll by Monmouth…
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HUDSON: A victory for life

HUDSON: A victory for life

Five decades of prayer have been answered. On Friday, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in Dobbs v Jackson that is overdue news for life and the unborn. I am glad the Court decided to return power to where it belongs – the people and their elected representatives. Did you know more than 600,000 babies were murdered in the United States through abortion last year? In total, more than 60 million lives have been ended by abortion since Roe v Wade was implemented 49 years ago. It is clear, ending Roe v Wade’s unconstitutional and unscientific precedent – which mandated…
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HUDSON: Do something that matters

HUDSON: Do something that matters

As the father of an elementary school child, I am devastated every time we have a school shooting. That’s why identifying solutions to stop these tragedies is so important to me. I worked to enact the only two significant gun and school safety bills to recently pass Congress and become law. The Fix NICS Actand the STOP School Violence Act were both Republican bills, passed by a Republican majority, signed by a Republican president. The Democrat mantra has been “do something.” But my House Republican colleagues and I know the American people expect us to do something that matters. That’s…
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HUDSON: Protecting our children

HUDSON: Protecting our children

It has been almost two weeks since the horrific attack at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Yet, the country continues to reel from the senseless act perpetrated that day. What happened in Uvalde was abhorrent and we should to everything we can so that it never happens again. This is a moment that demands action from both sides of the aisle. I have repeatedly joined with my House Republican colleagues to champion common sense measures that would directly improve areas like school safety and mental health. We want to save children’s lives and have come to the table with…
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HUDSON: Democrats responsible for high prices

HUDSON: Democrats responsible for high prices

“Higher energy prices act like a tax.” Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow was exactly right when it comes to the burden high energy prices have on American families. Unfortunately, this tax is one that Democrats in Washington seem more than willing to pass on to you and your family. Gas prices have continued to soar because of President Joe Biden and Washington Democrats’ ongoing war on American energy. Last week, the national average price for gas hit a new record 10 days in a row. For the first time ever, the price of gas is now…
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HUDSON: Protecting our community

HUDSON: Protecting our community

Every day, brave men and women kiss their loved ones goodbye and go to work, knowing that day could be their last. These are police officers who work all throughout the year to protect our communities, even under threats like never before. It’s National Police Week, a time to honor those who have fallen in the line of duty and thank our nation’s law enforcement for all they do to protect this country. Being a police officer is one of the most challenging jobs out there, yet thousands of brave men and women answer the call every day to serve…
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HUDSON: Defending freedoms and our border

HUDSON: Defending freedoms and our border

“The constitutional freedom of religion is the most inalienable and sacred of all human rights.” This quote by President Thomas Jefferson underscores the importance of freedom of religion to the soul of our nation. The right to practice one’s religion free of government interference is the most fundamental tenant of our democracy. However, this most basic right has been attacked repeatedly over the course of our history, and still today. Last week, the Supreme Court began hearing arguments in the case of Joe Kennedy. An eighteen-year Marine veteran, Kennedy was an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington.…
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