January 14, 2009 - 2:42 PM
Burr Named Chief Deputy Whip
U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) was named by Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona, the Senate Republican Whip, to serve as Chief Deputy Whip in the 111th Congress. The announcement was made by Senator Kyl earlier today.
“I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the whip team I’ve assembled,” Kyl said. “Not only do the members represent the diversity within the Republican Conference, but each brings critical skills that will help our leadership develop the successful strategies needed for the session ahead. I’m also excited to put Senator Burr’s outstanding leadership skills to work as Chief Deputy Whip.”
"I am honored that Senator Kyl has asked me to serve as Chief Deputy Whip, and I look forward to working with him. From health care, to education, to getting our economy back on the right track, the votes in the Senate touch on so many important topics, and I look forward to helping articulate our caucus' solutions to the many issues we face,” Burr said.
Along with the Chief Deputy Whip, Senator Kyl has appointed six Senators to serve as Deputy Whips to represent every region of the country. The additional Senators named today are:
Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia)
Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama)
Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming)
Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana)
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