Press Releases

10.16.19

Burr, Manchin Introduce Bill to Protect Amateur Motorsports from Devastating Regulations

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) today introduced S. 2602, Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM) Act, which preserves American motorsports by stopping regulatory overreach by the federal government. American motorsports began with amateur racers converting regular vehicles into racecars, a legacy that continues to this day. In 2015, however, the Obama Administration proposed a rule that would let the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fine amateur motorsports ent… Continue Reading


10.10.19

Burr, Tillis: N.C. Should Activate State Relief Programs to Help Hurricane Dorian Victims

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) issued the following statement on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) response to North Carolina's request for individual assistance following Hurricane Dorian: "Yesterday, following FEMA's announcement that four North Carolina counties do not qualify for individual assistance, our offices met with representatives from N.C. Emergency Management and Governor Cooper's office to discuss next steps. In that meeting, Governor Co… Continue Reading


10.09.19

Chairman Burr Statement on Turkish Action in Syria

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on Turkish action in Syria: "The Kurdish members of the Syrian Democratic Forces have been brave and stalwart partners in the fight against ISIS, and we should never abandon those who have fought beside us. ISIS may be debilitated and its territory dismantled, but the threat is not yet destroyed. Turkey's actions will only empower our common enemy, further destabilizing… Continue Reading


10.08.19

Senate Intel Committee Releases Bipartisan Report on Russia’s Use of Social Media

The second volume in the Committee's bipartisan Russia investigation outlines Russia's efforts to sow discord during 2016 U.S. presidential election WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released a new report titled, "Russia's Use of Social Media." It is the second volume released in the Committee's bipartisan investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election. The new repor… Continue Reading


09.26.19

Sen. Burr Votes to Confirm Eugene Scalia as Secretary of Labor

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the confirmation of Eugene Scalia to serve as the Secretary of Labor: "I was pleased to support Mr. Eugene Scalia's nomination to be the next Secretary of Labor. Mr. Scalia's experience as a renowned labor and regulatory attorney and his service as the Solicitor of Labor have more than prepared him to lead this important department. I have confidence Mr. Scalia will work diligently to support a strong American workforce a… Continue Reading


09.25.19

Burr Leads Bipartisan Coalition to Provide Tax Relief to Victims of Natural Disasters

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced legislation to provide tax relief to victims of several 2018 natural disasters. The bipartisan bill, the Hurricanes Florence and Michael and California Wildfire Tax Relief Act, would continue to provide relief to victims of last year's natural disasters. "North Carolina is still rebuilding from Hurricane Florence… Continue Reading


09.18.19

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on Appointment of Robert C. O’Brien as National Security Advisor

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) today released the following statement on President Trump's appointment of Robert C. O'Brien as National Security Advisor: "I want to congratulate Mr. O'Brien on his appointment as National Security Advisor and I look forward to working with him. The National Security Advisor's responsibility is to provide the President with the facts and feedback he needs to make the best decisions for our nation in an increasingly complex … Continue Reading


09.18.19

Sens. Burr, Bennet Working to Bring Financial Stability to Americans Battling Terminal Diseases

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) introduced the Kathryn Manginelli Act, or the Compassionate Retirement Act, which will help provide more financial stability to families battling devastating diagnoses, such as Lou Gehrig's Disease or ALS. This legislation will allow families in these circumstances to use retirement savings without incurring an additional 10 percent penalty if withdrawing before the age of 59 ½. "Each year, I meet with North Carolinians who ha… Continue Reading


09.11.19

Sen. Burr Introduces Eastern District Court Nominee Richard E. Myers at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced Professor Richard E. Myers at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to serve as a U.S. District Judge for Eastern North Carolina. Professor Myers was nominated for the seat by President Trump on August 14th at Senator Burr's recommendation. Senator Burr introduces Professor Myers to the Senate Judiciary Committee. To watch his full opening remarks, click here. Professor Myers prepares for his Senate confirmation hear… Continue Reading


09.10.19

Statement from Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr on Amb. John Bolton

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on former Ambassador John Bolton's service as National Security Advisor: "I appreciate Ambassador Bolton's willingness to return to government service, and appreciate his views on the critical national security challenges we face today. I firmly believe that his advice and counsel will be missed, and I thank him for his service to our nation."… Continue Reading


09.04.19

Hurricane Dorian Resources and Updates for North Carolina Residents

As Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast as a Category 2 hurricane, a state of emergency has been declared for North Carolina. It is encouraged all residents follow the advice of state and local officials, and comply with any evacuation recommendations and mandates. The following resources are available for statewide updates on the storm and emergency preparedness: NC Emergency Management: Follow NC Emergency Management on Twitter (@NCEmergency) for updates and statements from state and… Continue Reading


08.28.19

Sen. Burr Releases Statement on Sen. Isakson’s Resignation

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement regarding Senator Johnny Isakson's (R-GA) resignation: "For nearly twenty years, Johnny has been a trusted colleague and a true friend. We have served together on several committees, including Veterans Affairs, Finance, and HELP, and worked side-by-side on some of the most challenging issues facing the health and future of our country. Whether fighting for America's seniors, veterans, or families, Johnny always pushed for our g… Continue Reading


08.14.19

Sens. Burr, Tillis Applaud Nomination of Richard E. Myers as District Judge for Eastern North Carolina

Today, at the recommendation of Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), President Trump announced his intent to nominate Richard E. Myers to fill the United States District Court vacancy for the Eastern District of North Carolina. "I applaud President Trump for selecting Richard Myers to fill this important seat in Eastern North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "Professor Myers is not only a distinguished academic scholar at the University of North Carolina, but is also an alumnus, … Continue Reading


08.02.19

Statement from Senate Intel Chairman Burr on ODNI Nomination

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) today released the following statement: "I respect John Ratcliffe's decision to withdraw his name from consideration for Director of National Intelligence, and I appreciate him considering serving his nation in a new role. I am grateful that he will continue serving the people of Texas in the House. As the White House determines its next nominee, I'm heartened by the fact that ODNI has an experienced and capable leadership … Continue Reading


07.29.19

Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Departure of Director Coats

Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the departure of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats: "America is better prepared for the threats we face thanks to Dan Coats' leadership of our Intelligence Community. Over the last two years, he has served this Administration with integrity and sound judgment, making significant progress in addressing the shortcomings that left us vulnerable to foreign interference in our ele… Continue Reading


07.25.19

Senate Intel Releases Election Security Findings in First Volume of Bipartisan Russia Report

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released "Russian Efforts Against Election Infrastructure," the first volume in the Committee's bipartisan investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere with the 2016 U.S. elections. Today's installment builds upon the unclassified summary findings on election security released by the Committee in May 2018. This was the first volume completed due to the fundamental importance and… Continue Reading


07.23.19

Sen. Burr Votes to Confirm Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Mark Esper to serve as Secretary for the Department of Defense: "It has never been more important that we have a strong, proven leader at the helm of the Department of Defense," said Senator Burr. "We must continue to modernize our military and leverage new technological advancements to remain agile against our nation's adversaries. Dr. Esper i… Continue Reading


06.27.19

Burr, Warner Praise Senate Passage of Intel Authorization Act

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) released the following statements on the Senate's passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which included the Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020: "Today's passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) marks a significant investment in the men and women of ou… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Burr Makes Case for Intel Authorization Act on Senate Floor

Today, on the Senate floor, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) discussed the importance of passing the three-year Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA) as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020. Click here or the image above to watch Chairman Burr's full remarks. Full statement from Senator Burr: "Mr. President, I want to thank Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed for accommodating the Intelligence Committee's intel a… Continue Reading


06.24.19

President Signs Into Law Senator Burr’s Legislation to Defend Nation from Pandemics and Bioterrorism

Today, President Trump signed into law the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, legislation introduced by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA). The legislation is a reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), authored by Senator Burr and first enacted in 2006. "Whether it's a disease outbreak, natural disaster, or biological attack, it's essential our nation is prepared to address the ever-growing variety of public healt… Continue Reading

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