Press Releases

11.15.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Retirement of NCTC Director Rasmussen

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the announced retirement of the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nick Rasmussen: "I thank Nick Rasmussen for his almost thirty years of dedicated and honorable service to our nation. Nick led the National Counterterrorism Center ably during a challenging period and worked tirelessly to keep us safe from terrorist threats at home and abroad. I congratulate him … Continue Reading


11.09.17

Burr Applauds Finance Committee Tax Reform Proposal

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee's draft tax reform proposal: "I'm very excited by this promising blueprint for reforming our broken tax code in the Senate. This bill will update and simplify our incredibly complex tax system so that every-day, middle-class Americans can keep more of their hard-earned dollars. For instance, the typical family of four making the median family income will save nearly $1,500. The standard deduction… Continue Reading


11.09.17

Burr, Tillis Welcome Appointment of Two North Carolina USDA Positions

Last week, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, President Trump appointed Len McBride to lead the North Carolina Farm Service Agency (NC FSA) and Bob Chandler, Jr. to lead the North Carolina Rural Development office. Len McBride is currently an Agricultural Supervisory District Director with the NC FSA and is a long time employee of the Agency. He has significant experience working with farmers on the agricultural programs available through the United S… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Burr, Alexander, Walden Request Bicameral Leadership Delay Signing of NDAA Conference Report

Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement regarding a provision within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could endanger U.S. military personnel by exposing them to treatments without the critical oversight of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): "The men and women… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Burr Decries Partisan Stalling on Qualified Nominees after Today’s Vote

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the confirmation of John Gibson to be the Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense: "Senate Democrats, still reeling from their 2016 election loss, are forcing roll call votes on qualified nominees like Gibson, who was confirmed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. Since this position was created, the Senate has approved this position by prompt voice vote but that is not the case this year. The longer ou… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Advisory: Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing for Justice Dept’s Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division

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 confirmation hearing on the nomination of John C. Demers to be Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 9:30 am. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of John C. Demers to be Ass… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Advisory: Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing with Social Media Companies Next Week

Senate Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from Facebook, Twitter, and Google in open session on Wednesday November 1, 2017. This hearing is the latest in a series of hearings that focus on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The witnesses will address social media influence in the 2016 U.S. elections and what steps they are taking to mitigate foreign interference in the 2018 election cycle and beyond. Details: What: Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections Who… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Sen. Burr Statement on Disaster Relief Funding Passing Senate

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of H.R. 2266 for additional disaster relief funds: "I'm pleased today to see the Senate pass this crucial funding to help our fellow Americans across the country. We owe it to those who have lost their homes to the recent devastating wildfires and hurricanes to help them restore their lives. While the danger has passed, the work to rebuild is far from over, and I thank the first responders and emergency… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Intel Committee Advances FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced that the Committee voted 12-3 to approve the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. Senator Burr: "This bill reauthorizes our nation's most valuable intelligence collection authorities and ensures that the men and women of the Intelligence Community and our law enforcement agencies have the tools and authorities they need to keep us safe. It represents the collective effort of … Continue Reading


10.20.17

Senate Intel Leaders Postpone Open Hearing with Michael Cohen

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: "The Committee's public hearing with Michael Cohen has been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Committee appreciates Mr. Cohen's cooperation as its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections continues to make progress."… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Burr on Senate Budget Vote: It’s Time to Simplify the Tax Code

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the FY 2018 Budget Resolution, to begin the tax reform process: "I'm very pleased to take the first steps in the Senate towards reforming our country's broken tax code. It's been far too long since there has been a serious overhaul of our tax system, and the time to act is now. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, we are on our way to starting the legislative process to simplify the code, enco… Continue Reading


10.12.17

Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing Next Week for CIA Inspector General Nominee Christopher Sharpley

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 confirmation hearing next week on the nomination of Christopher Sharpley to be the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30pm. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of Christopher Sharpley Witness: Christopher Sharpley to … Continue Reading


10.12.17

Burr Statement on Caitlin Coleman and Family

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding Caitlin Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and their three children: "I am pleased to hear reports that Caitlin Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and their three children are no longer in captivity. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all those involved in their safe recovery."… Continue Reading


10.03.17

ADVISORY: Senators Burr, Cantwell, Daines, Udall and Gardner Announce Press Conference on Permanent Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that they will hold a press conference for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on Thursday, October 5th at 9:30am. Details Press Conference: Senators Burr, Cantwell, Daines, Udall and Gardner, the Nature Conservancy, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and other groups to highlight the successes of the Land and Water Conser… Continue Reading


10.02.17

Senator Burr’s Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada: "My heart is with the people of Las Vegas and their first responders today. This morning's tragic violence has absolutely no place here in America. As we wait for a full accounting of events, Brooke and I will be praying for those lost and their families."… Continue Reading


09.29.17

ADVISORY: Senate Intel Leaders to Hold Press Conference 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 they will hold a press conference on the status of the Committee's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections on Wednesday, October 4th at 12:15 pm. Details Press Conference: Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Warner to provide update on Senate Intelligence Committee's inquiry into… Continue Reading


09.27.17

Burr Statement on Tax Reform: Time to Reform Our Broken Tax Code Is Now

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the recently released tax reform framework: "I'm very encouraged by the tax reform framework released today. With roughly half of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, the time to reform our broken tax code is now. We have a rare opportunity to bring relief to those who need it most by simplifying the code, unleashing the economy, promoting growth, and putting money back in the pockets of millions of North Carolinians and h… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Senate Intel Committee Invites Cohen to Appear Before the Committee in Open Session

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced that the Committee has invited Michael Cohen to appear before the Committee for an open hearing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.… Continue Reading


09.19.17

Senate Intel Leaders’ Statement on the Postponing of Michael Cohen’s Interview

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today made the following announcement on the testimony of Michael Cohen: "We were disappointed that Mr. Cohen decided to pre-empt today's interview by releasing a public statement prior to his engagement with Committee staff, in spite of the Committee's requests that he refrain from public comment. As a result, we declined to move forward with today's interview and will reschedule Mr. Cohen's appeara… Continue Reading


09.18.17

Senator Burr’s Military Child Care Amendment Included in National Defense Authorization Act

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act: "Today, I voted in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018. As Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senator from North Carolina, I understand the wide-range of threats that face our nation and how versatile our military must be to fight them. We cannot stand idly by as Iran, North Korea, Russia, ISIL, Al-Qaeda an… Continue Reading

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