06.17.16

Sen. Burr Statement on Inclusion of NC Tourism Provisions in Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON –Senator Burr made the following statement after yesterday’s announcement that two North Carolina provisions were secured in the FY2017 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, a measure to fund federal land management agencies and environmental infrastructure accounts:

“I am pleased the committee included the Burr-Tillis provisions to enhance two of NC’s state treasures. These are significant steps forward for both the Corolla Horses and scenic Bald Head Island. Tourism is an important component of our state’s economy and I will keep working in Congress to ensure that North Carolina remains a top vacation hot spot.”

In April 2016, Senate approved the Corolla Wild Horse Protection Act, an amendment sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC).

Senator Burr has long fought to preserve the eastern shore’s vibrant tourist economy.