09.08.16

60 Plus Association Honors Senator Burr With Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) received the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award from the 60 Plus Association.

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Senator Burr receives award from the 60 Plus Association

“I’m honored to receive this award from the 60 Plus Association,” said Senator Richard Burr. “I’m committed to finding bipartisan solutions that strengthen and protect Social Security and Medicare. America made a promise to seniors and I will keep that promise. Seniors have worked hard their whole lives and deserve peace of mind that their retirement is safe and secure.”

In an award ceremony in the Nation’s Capital, 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin said, "We seniors felt we should show our gratitude to dedicated lawmakers like Senator Burr who show compassion towards the elderly by pledging to 1) always protect Medicare, 2) always protect Social Security, and 3) just as importantly, to vote against wasteful spending of our tax dollars, excessive spending that has our government now borrowing over 40 cents of every dollar it needs to pay its bills. Seniors have to balance their budgets and so should our government.”

Last month, Senator Burr received the Champion for the 50 Plus Award from the North Carolina chapter of the AARP.