12.09.16

Senator Burr Statement on $330 million in Disaster Relief for NC in CR

WASHINGTON –Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) praised the Senate for passing legislation today by a vote of 63 to 36 that included over $330 million for disaster relief for North Carolina. Voting today on both the Continuing Resolution and the Water Resources Development Act, these pieces of legislation provide assistance for parts of North Carolina devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Additionally, WRDA maintains over $50 million in funding for natural disasters.

“I’ve worked with Sen. Thom Tillis to make sure that North Carolina can quickly bounce back from natural disasters, including recovering from damage incurred by Hurricane Matthew. I’m proud of our work on this legislation and know that North Carolinians are resilient and quick to restore towns affected by this year’s devastating hurricane, and the flooding that resulted.”