Welcome, A Message From Senator Burr

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Welcome to my official United States Senate website. I am extremely grateful for the chance to serve North Carolina in the U.S. Senate, and I am pleased that you have taken the time to visit this site. I hope you will find it useful. Over the years, I have talked with many of you through... [read more]

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Burr Unveils Legislation to Ease Red Tape on Colleges

February 26, 2015 - WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) late yesterday introduced his "Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act", a bill that eases the recent regulations placed on colleges and universities over the last six years. Traditionally, states and independent accrediting bodies handled these issues but the recent wave of new regulations have imposed federal standards that unnecessarily restrict choice and increase costs. This month, an independent report found that the cost of Washington's overreach in higher education was high, costing families more every year to educate their children. ... » Read More