Richard Burr, U.S. Senator North Carolina
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Message From Senator Burr
The Senate was in recess this week, and I returned to North Carolina where I traveled across the state visiting with students at five high schools, touring local businesses and meeting with the hard-working men and women of our state, and listening to the concerns and advice of North Carolinians all along the way.  I also had the opportunity to tour non-profit community wellness facilities, including one devoted to serving homeless veterans, and presented a Congressional Medal to Moriah Glady, a remarkable student at NC State who has gone above and beyond in service to her community.   

Before I returned back to North Carolina, however, I was honored to deliver the weekly Republican address last weekend.  My address focuses on the most pressing issue of the day – job creation.  In order to restore our economy, we must create an environment that drives job creation in the private sector.  I outline what it will take to get us there and explain the Republican jobs proposal which would fundamentally reform the obstacles to job creation and economic growth and put our nation back on the right track towards economic prosperity.   You can watch the video of my address
here or read the full remarks here.

On Thursday, I traveled to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where, as an appointee to its Board of Visitors, I had the chance to review and receive updates on academic, honor and respect programs at the U.S. Military Academy.  As the Republican Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, I am very interested in making sure that our nation’s soldiers and veterans are well cared-for.  You can read more about my board meeting at West Point

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