Press Releases

04.24.18

Senator Burr Introduces Bill to Strengthen Airline Service Animal Procedures

Today, Senator Richard Burr introduced legislation to align the definition of a "service animal" under the Air Carriers Access Act (ACAA) with the definition under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), establish a criminal penalty for making misrepresentations about a service animal, and require federal agencies to establish a standard of service animal behavior training for animals who will be working on an aircraft. "Today, I'm proud to introduce legislation that will protect the ability… Continue Reading


04.19.18

Advisory: Senate Intel Committee to Hold Confirmation Hearing for Gina Haspel to Head CIA

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open confirmation hearing on the nomination of Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Gina Haspel, to become Director of the CIA on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. The hearing will begin in open session and may move to closed session later in the day. Details: H… Continue Reading


04.17.18

Senators Burr, Heitkamp, and Tillis Introduce Resolution Recognizing April 26, 2018, as ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

Today, Senators Richard Burr, Heidi Heitkamp, and Thom Tillis introduced Senate Resolution 464 recognizing April 26, 2018, as "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." The resolution, marking the 25th Anniversary of the program, encourages parents across the country to bring their children to work to empower and inspire them through the example they set in their professional workplaces: "The key to every child's bright future is in their education. 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day' exe… Continue Reading


04.12.18

Burr and Murray Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Successful Military Medic Program Nationwide

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced a bill to require the Department of Defense (DoD) to partner with medical schools and healthcare systems in states with a Special Operations Command (SOCOM) presence such as Washington, Florida, California, and North Carolina, to allow military medics to transfer their experience into credit for a Master's Degree to become Physician Assistants (PAs). The SOCOM Medic Pilot Program expands upon a successful public-private partn… Continue Reading


04.10.18

Senators Burr and Tillis Applaud Nomination of Kenneth D. Bell to be District Judge for Western North Carolina

Today, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Kenneth D. Bell to fill the United States District Court vacancy for the Western District of North Carolina. "I am very pleased to support Kenneth D. Bell to serve as a judge in the Western District of North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "Ken's nearly fifteen years in private practice, and nearly twenty years in public service in the Western District's U.S. A… Continue Reading


04.06.18

Senator Burr Statement on the 3rd Marine Air Wing CH-53E Crash

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the death of four U.S. Marines in a CH-53E helicopter crash on Tuesday, April 3, 2018: "I'm terribly saddened to hear of the accident that took First Lt. Samuel D. Phillips' life, along with three other brave Marines, this Tuesday. It's always a tragedy to lose one of North Carolina's native sons, especially when he was so young. My deepest condolences are with the family of First Lt. Phillips, as well as the families of the… Continue Reading


03.20.18

Senate Intel Committee’s Initial Recommendations on Election Security for 2018 Election Cycle

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in advance of today's press conference with Committee members, made available the Committee's initial recommendations on election security after investigating Russian attempts to target election infrastructure during the 2016 U.S. elections. The Committee will hold an open hearing on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, on the … Continue Reading


03.19.18

Advisory: Senate Intel Committee Members to Hold Press Conference Tuesday to Preview Election Security Findings

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold a press conference in the Capitol on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to preview the Committee's findings and recommendations on threats to election infrastructure. The Committee will hold a previously announced hearing the next day which will cover attempted attacks on state elect… Continue Reading


03.19.18

Advisory: Senate Intel to Hold Open Hearing on Election Security

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open hearing on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, on the threats to election infrastructure. The hearing will cover attempted attacks on state election infrastructure in 2016, DHS and FBI efforts to improve election security, and the view from the states on their cybersecurity … Continue Reading


03.15.18

Joint Statement: Senate Intel Committee Leaders on Russian Nerve Agent Attack on British Soil

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement on Russia's culpability in the nerve agent attack in England: "We stand with our British allies and the rest of the civilized world in denouncing the brazen and brutal chemical attack carried out against the United Kingdom. It has become clear that Russia is behind this effort to ki… Continue Reading


03.15.18

More Relief for Main Street: Senator Burr Applauds Passage of Dodd-Frank Reform Bill

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement on the passage of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act: "I'm pleased the Senate passed bipartisan legislation today to promote economic growth and address many of the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank Act. For years North Carolinians have shared with me that Dodd-Frank hobbled our local economies with excessive and ill-conceived red tape, particularly in small towns and rural communities across our state. T… Continue Reading


03.13.18

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on Gina Haspel to be Director of CIA

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement on the President's decision to nominate current Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Gina Haspel to be Director of the CIA: "I know Gina personally and she has the right skill set, experience, and judgment to lead one of our nation's most critical agencies. I'm proud of her work, and know that my committee will continue its positive relationship with the … Continue Reading


03.09.18

Advisory: Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing on Lieutenant General Nakasone to be Director of the National Security Agency

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open confirmation hearing on Thursday, March 15, 2018, on the nomination of Lieutenant General Paul M. Nakasone to be the Director of the National Security Agency. The Committee may move into closed session following conclusion of the open session. Details Hearing: Ope… Continue Reading


03.06.18

Senators Burr and Tillis Applaud Nomination of Gregory Forest to be U.S. Marshal for North Carolina’s Western District

Today, Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis released the following statement regarding the nomination of Gregory Allyn Forest to be the United States Marshal for the Western District of North Carolina: "Mr. Forest is an excellent choice for North Carolina's Western District U.S. Marshal, having served in the same role under President George W. Bush," said Senator Burr. "With nine years in the Charlotte Police Department and more than twenty years with the Western District of North Carol… Continue Reading


03.05.18

ADVISORY: Senate Intel Committee to Hold Security Clearance Reform Hearing This Week

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold an open hearing on security clearance reform on March 7, 2018 at 9:30 am. This hearing will address the complexities in the security clearance process for both government and industry alike and further inform the Committee as it continues its oversight of the intelligence co… Continue Reading


02.28.18

Senators Burr and Tillis Pass Resolution to Honor Life of Reverend Billy Graham

Today, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis released the following statement on the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 53, honoring the life of Reverend William "Billy" F. Graham, Jr.: "I'm honored to be able to pass this resolution on behalf of Rev. Graham's family and the millions of people across the world whose lives and faith were made stronger by Rev. Graham," said Senator Burr. "His was a life fully lived, bringing so many people closer to God. Our hearts are with the late Reverend's fa… Continue Reading


02.22.18

Senator Burr Statement on Rev. Graham Lying in Honor in U.S. Capitol Rotunda

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding Reverend Billy Graham lying in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda: "I'm extremely pleased that Reverend Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Wednesday, February 28 until Thursday, March 1. This is among the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an American upon their death. It is only fitting that Reverend Graham be memorialized at the heart of our nation's Capital and among the great presidents… Continue Reading


02.21.18

Senator Burr Statement on Passing of Reverend Graham

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the passing of North Carolina's Reverend Billy Graham: "I was incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Reverend Billy Graham this morning. America's Pastor was an inspiration to millions of Christians in our country and across the world. While his humility, faith, and booming voice will be sorely missed, today, he is at peace with God."… Continue Reading


02.15.18

Senators Burr and Tillis Applaud Nomination of Steven Gladden to be U.S. Marshal for North Carolina’s Middle District

Today, Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis released the following statement regarding the nomination of Steven L. Gladden to be the United States Marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina: "I'm glad to see the President nominate such a qualified and seasoned individual in Mr. Gladden," said Senator Burr. "Bringing more than a quarter-century of U.S. Marshals Service experience to the job, Steven will undoubtedly serve the Middle District of North Carolina with honor and distinc… Continue Reading


02.07.18

ADVISORY: Senate Intel Committee to Hold Worldwide Threats Hearing Next Week

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold the Committee's annual Worldwide Threats hearing on February 13, 2018 at 9:30 am. DNI Coats, CIA Director Pompeo, NSA Director Rogers, FBI Director Wray, DIA Director Ashley, and NGA Director Cardillo will all testify in open session. The hearing will move into closed sess… Continue Reading

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