Press Releases

09.15.17

Burr Statement on Incident at Fort Bragg Leaving One Dead and Seven Injured

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) made the following statement on yesterday's training accident at Fort Bragg, NC, leaving one special operations solider dead and seven soldiers injured: "My prayers go out to the family of Staff Sgt. Alexander Dalida who lost his life too soon in his service to our country. I am also praying for the other seven service members who were injured in yesterday's tragic event. Those who serve take risks every day in their quest to keep our country safe. I'm remembe… Continue Reading


09.14.17

Sens. Burr, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Promote Innovation in America’s Transportation Projects

U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) introduced the Moving and Fostering Innovation to Revolutionize Smarter Transportation or the Moving FIRST Act, a bill that will enhance the transportation systems of American communities through the use of innovative technology. This legislation will establish and build on the successes of the 2015 Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Cities Challenge administered by the U.S. Department of Trans… Continue Reading


09.13.17

Burr Statement on Stationing of New Tankers at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the decision to station the new KC-46A tankers at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base: "Yesterday, I was notified by the Secretary of the Air Force of the final decision to base the KC-46A Pegasus Air Refueling Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. These 12 new KC-46A aircraft will serve as a vital tool for our military, providing any fixed-wing aircraft with mid-air refueling capabilities a prolonged amount of time in the … Continue Reading


09.12.17

Sens. Burr, Casey and Murkowski Introduce Bill to Make College More Affordable by Helping Families Save

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Boost Saving for College Act, which will provide crucial new options for 529 college savings accounts to help more American families save more for college. This legislation would provide a tax credit to low- and middle-income families who might not ordinarily save for college, incentivize employers to match employee contributions to their college savings, allow unused savings to be rolled over into a R… Continue Reading


09.07.17

Sen. Burr Praises Interior Dept’s Announcement to Pay Swain County Overdue $4 Million Settlement

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on the Department of Interior's decision to release $4 million in appropriated funds to Swain County, North Carolina: "The Department of Interior's decision to compensate Swain County is well overdue, as it was initially appropriated in 2011. I support the Department's decision and count it as a step in the right direction, but I will continue to press the Department to fully match Swain County's expectations dating back to a decad… Continue Reading


08.30.17

Burr Statement on President’s Plan to Reform Broken Tax Code

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding President Trump's speech today in Springfield, Missouri. "I'm pleased by the President's first steps forward in reforming our broken tax code. Americans have suffered for far too long under an increasingly complicated and burdensome system that suppresses growth and takes money out of the pockets of hard-working families. I have advocated for years in Congress for simplifying our tax code, lowering rates for everyone, and al… Continue Reading


08.18.17

Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Terror Attacks in Spain

Today, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement regarding yesterday's terror attacks in Spain. "My prayers are with the families of those killed and wounded in yesterday's horrific attacks in Spain. I was saddened to hear that an American citizen was one of those killed and I stand in solidarity with the Spanish people and of all those nations who were affected. Terrorists are continuing to use simple weapons to inflict great har… Continue Reading


08.11.17

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Burr to Present Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Additional Decorations, to Sergeant Ronnie Whitlow at Winston-Salem Office

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will present Sergeant Billy Ronald (Ronnie) Whitlow from Yanceyville, NC, with multiple decorations for his service to the country including the Bronze Star for heroic achievement of service and the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on 30 October 1969 in the Republic of Vietnam. Media wishing to attend should contact Sen. Burr's office at press@burr.senate.gov Details WHERE: Senator Richard Burr's Office, 2000 W. First Street, Suite 508, Winston-Salem, NC … Continue Reading


08.02.17

Burr and Tillis Statement on Recent VA Watchdog Findings at Salisbury VA Hospital

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) made the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs issued a report finding shortcomings at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina: "This report serves as an important reminder of the necessary work that remains to be done to improve VA facilities in North Carolina and across the country. We're grateful to the Office of Inspector General for catching these issues so they can be directly add… Continue Reading


08.01.17

Sen. Burr Statement on Confirmation Hearing of Dr. Bob Kadlec to HHS Role

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on Dr. Robert Kadlec, the President's nominee to be Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Preparedness and Response, testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee: "I have worked with Bob in various capacities over the last few years and I am more than confident that he will bring consistent and strong leadership to the role of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response… Continue Reading


07.28.17

Burr Statement on Health Care Legislation Vote: Senate Failed to Provide Relief from Obamacare

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding last night's vote on health care legislation: "I am disappointed that the Senate could not pass legislation to address the health care crisis facing our country. Though we were unable to come to a resolution, our health care system is still broken, costs continue to rise, and Americans have fewer options for health care coverage. I will continue to keep my promise to North Carolinians by working to provide relief to families… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Burr Reintroduces Bill to Clean up IRS Following Disastrous IG Report

Today, following the critical report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) reintroduced a commonsense bill to improve accountability at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). S. 1643, the Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act, will bar the IRS Commissioner from rehiring employees who separated from the agency due to substantiated conduct or performance issues. The report, The Internal Revenue Service Continues to Rehire Former Employee… Continue Reading


07.27.17

2018 Intel Authorization Act Clears Committee

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced the committee voted 14-1 to approve the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. The bill's next step will be consideration before the full Senate. Senator Burr: "As a nation, we are facing an unprecedented range of threats. State actors like Iran and North Korea continue their provocative missile programs while non-state terrorist groups like ISIS and al-Qa'ida are redo… Continue Reading


07.27.17

IRS Watchdog’s Report Finds New Cases of Repeated Hiring Abuses

Today, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released the findings of their report: The Internal Revenue Service Continues to Rehire Former Employees with Conduct and Performance Issues. The independent watchdog found that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to rehire employees who were previously terminated from the agency for documented misconduct or performance issues. In fact, the watchdog found that between January 2015 and March 2016, the IRS rehired hundre… Continue Reading


07.25.17

Burr Statement on Today’s Senate Health Care Vote

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate's vote to proceed with debate on health care legislation: "I am glad the Senate has finally begun to build a solution to the health care crisis facing our nation. This debate will allow each and every Senator the opportunity to bring forward their ideas for consideration through an unlimited amendment process. It is my hope that at the end of this process we will pass legislation fulfilling our promise to the Amer… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Burr: No One Is Tougher Than John McCain

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding Senator John McCain's most recent battle: "John McCain is a tough, principled man and one of the most dedicated soldiers and civil servants I've ever had the pleasure to know. His love for country and family is unbreakable, and I know he will face this newest battle with the same passion and grit that he has shown time and again. Brooke and I join a grateful nation in sending our prayers and support to Senator McCain and h… Continue Reading


07.14.17

Burr & Tillis Welcome Nomination of Bobby Higdon as U.S. Attorney

Today, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Bobby Higdon to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. "Mr. Higdon is an excellent choice to serve as the U.S. Attorney for North Carolina's Eastern District," said Senator Richard Burr. "He has extensive legal expertise, having served as an Assistant United States Attorney in both the Western and Eastern Districts of North Carolin… Continue Reading


07.14.17

Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing for Key Administration Intelligence Posts

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 Susan Gordon to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence preceded by Robert P. Storch to be Inspector General of the National Security Agency and Isabela… Continue Reading


07.13.17

Burr and Tillis Welcome Nomination of Thomas Farr as District Judge for Eastern North Carolina

Today, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, President Trump announced his intention to nominate Thomas Farr to fill the United States District Court vacancy for the Eastern District of North Carolina. "I am pleased once again to support Thomas Farr for District Judge of the Eastern District of North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "Mr. Farr was previously nominated for this judgeship in 2006. His wealth of experience will serve North Carolina well." "Tho… Continue Reading


07.11.17

Senator Burr Statement on the Crash of KC-130 in Mississippi

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement after a KC-130 that departed from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point crashed in Mississippi, leading to the deaths of 16 on board: "My prayers are with the families of the fifteen Marines and one Navy corpsman who lost their lives in yesterday's accident. Sadly, we fear that seven of these individuals hailed from Camp Lejeune. Every day, our bravest men and women put their lives on the line to ensure our freedoms. I'm heartbroken that … Continue Reading

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