Sen. Burr Praises Interior Dept’s Announcement to Pay Swain County Overdue $4 Million Settlement

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on the Department of Interior’s decision to release $4 million in appropriated funds to Swain County, North Carolina:

“The Department of Interior’s decision to compensate Swain County is well overdue, as it was initially appropriated in 2011. I support the Department’s decision and count it as a step in the right direction, but I will continue to press the Department to fully match Swain County’s expectations dating back to a decade-old agreement. When the federal government makes a promise, it should keep that promise. I will continue to work to hold the government accountable.”