Burr Statement on Continuing Resolution Passage

WASHINGTON — Today, the Senate passed a continuing resolution (CR) that will fund the government through December 9, provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, an additional $37 million to combat opioid addiction, $297 million for critical projects at North Carolina military bases, $74.4 billion to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and the VA hospital system, and a Burr provision that prevents President Obama from handing over the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to Cuba. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the passage of the CR:

“I’m encouraged that we were able to reach an agreement to fund the government and to provide necessary resources to combat the Zika virus and opioid addiction. Supporting the members of the military and their families is critically important to me and I’m pleased that today’s legislation would address sorely needed projects in North Carolina as well as fund programs for our veterans. The agreement also includes a national security bill I sponsored that stops the President from giving the Guantanamo Bay Naval base to the Castro regime. I’m excited to get back to North Carolina and listen to families across the state about the issues that matter most.”