02.03.05

Burr Named Vice-Chairman of Senate Energy Subcommittee

Senator Richard Burr was today named Vice-Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Energy. Burr was also named to two additional subcommittees, the National Parks subcommittee and the subcommittee on Water and Power.

"It is critical for North Carolina - and the nation - that we approve a comprehensive energy bill, said Burr. "Serving as Vice-Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, I will continue to work towards comprehensive energy legislation to reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy, as well as grow North Carolina's economy."

As a member of the House of Representatives, Burr served on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, serving as the Committee's Vice-Chairman for part of his tenure.