02.03.05

Statement by Senator Richard Burr on 55th presidential inauguration

"On a day important for all Americans, President Bush spoke passionately of the challenges that lie ahead - that these indeed are consequential times that call for swift and decisive action. Clearly, President Bush understands the deep commitment necessary for, not only our security, but allowing freedom to thrive throughout the world.

I am hopeful that the passion President Bush has shown to unite our nation takes hold. In the United States Senate, we cannot do great things without reaching across the aisle and working together - and I look forward to the challenges ahead."