Press Releases

03.07.17

Burr Statement on House GOP’s American Healthcare Act

Today, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on the American Healthcare Act introduced last night by House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady and House Energy and Commerce Committee Greg Walden: "The House plan is a good first step toward providing relief from the broken promises, costly mandates, and government bureaucracy created by Obamacare. I look forward to working with my colleagues to fulfill our promise to the American people to repeal and replace Obamacare with soluti… Continue Reading


03.05.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Committee’s Ongoing Investigation into Russian Intelligence Activities

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the Committee's ongoing investigation into Russian intelligence activities: "As I've said since the beginning and have repeated since, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will follow the evidence where it leads, and we will continue to be guided by the intelligence and facts as we compile our findings."… Continue Reading


03.03.17

Senators Burr and Tillis React to North Carolina VA Wait Time Report

Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) reacted to a troubling report by the Veteran's Affairs Inspector General that found multiple VA medical facilities in North Carolina are not keeping adequate or consistent records on veterans' wait times and failing to provide veterans with timely care. "It is absolutely unacceptable that the scheduling system does not provide accurate information about wait times," said Senator Burr. "A significant percentage of veterans are still wait… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Energy Secretary Perry

Today, the Senate voted to confirm former Texas Governor Rick Perry to head the United States Department of Energy. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "As Energy Secretary, Rick Perry will be responsible for maintaining the security and reliability of our nation's energy resources. I'm glad he has chosen to serve our nation and I look forward to working with him."… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Burr Statement on DOJ Investigation on Russian Active Measures

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and any Department of Justice investigation into Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 Election: "The Attorney General has said he would recuse himself when needed and I trust him to make what he feels is the appropriate decision as to his involvement in any investigation into Russian active measures and the 2016 election."… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of HUD Secretary Carson

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to head the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "I have no doubts about Dr. Carson's commitment to serving this nation. Dr. Carson will look at housing policy with fresh eyes and move forward with programs that will help communities thrive so that all Americans can reach their full potential."… Continue Reading


03.01.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Interior Secretary Zinke

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) to head the United States Department of Interior. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "I'm proud to support Ryan Zinke. He is an excellent choice to lead the Department of Interior. Zinke is a champion of conservation, and I look forward to working with him to ensure that the Land and Water Conservation Fund program will continue to preserve North Carolina's natural treasures for future generations."… Continue Reading


02.28.17

Burr Statement on President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress: It’s Time to Work Together

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on President Trump's first Joint Session of Congress: "In his first few days in office, President Trump was quick to begin honoring his promises to the American people. Going forward, the President tonight outlined a blue print to improve our economy and keep our country safe. Americans were clear about their priorities in this past election and it's time to work together on issues that are critical to the American people. "F… Continue Reading


02.27.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Commerce Secretary Ross

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Wilbur Ross to head the United States Department of Commerce. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Wilbur Ross will put his business experience to good use as Secretary of Commerce. I'm glad he has decided to serve our nation and I look forward to working with him on policies that will create jobs for the American people."… Continue Reading


02.27.17

Tillis Chief of Staff Ray Starling To Serve As Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade, and Food Assistance

Today, the White House announced that Ray Starling, Chief of Staff for Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), will be leaving the Senator's office to serve as Special Assistant to the President for Agriculture, Trade, and Food Assistance. "We will greatly miss Ray's tremendous leadership, his warm sense of humor, and his genuine passion for working on behalf of all North Carolinians, but the silver lining is that our state's loss is America's gain," said Senator Thom Tillis. "There is simply no one better… Continue Reading


02.22.17

Senate Intel Committee Announces Nomination Hearing for Former Senator Dan Coats To Be Director of National Intelligence

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 nomination hearing for former Senator Dan Coats (R-IN) to become the Director of National Intelligence will take place on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. Details Hearing: Confirmation Hearing for Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), Nominee for Director of National Intelligence Witness: Senator Dan Coats… Continue Reading


02.16.17

Tillis, Burr Seek Release of North Carolina Pastor Unjustly Detained in Turkey

Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees sent a letter signed by 78 members of Congress to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeking the unconditional release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been unjustly detained in Turkey since October and denied regular and appropriate access to legal counsel and American consular services. Pastor Andrew Brunson is a Presbyterian pastor from Black … Continue Reading


02.14.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Linda McMahon was born in North Carolina and worked for decades to grow a small business into a thriving entertainment enterprise; she exemplifies the American dream. Her real world experience will be incredibly valuable as she serves our nation by leading the Small Business Administration. The fact that Senate Democrats have allowed a swift … Continue Reading


02.14.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on the Resignation of Michael Flynn, National Security Advisor

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement after the resignation of Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor: "Mike Flynn served his country with distinction. The President needs a National Security Advisor whom he can trust and I defer to him to decide who best fills that role."… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Dr. David Shulkin to head the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "I look forward to working with Dr. Shulkin to ensure our veterans receive the world-class health care that they were promised and have earned. This includes making sure that the Veterans Choice Program is not only improved but is also made permanent so that our veterans never have to wait for health care. Additionally, I h… Continue Reading


02.13.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Today, the Senate voted to confirm Steven Mnuchin to head the United States Department of Treasury. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "As a member of the Finance committee, I had the opportunity to question Steve Mnuchin at his confirmation hearing and I am confident in his qualifications. I am also pleased that he has committed to cleaning up abuses at the IRS. Americans have been struggling under a stagnant economy for too long. The Treasury Secretary is an essenti… Continue Reading


02.10.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Price to Serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Representative Tom Price (GA-6) to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Now is a critical time for health care in this country and the American people want us to get it right. As a physician, Tom has a deep understanding of families' health care needs and will be an especially valuable member of the President's team as Congress works to repeal and replace Obamacare."… Continue Reading


02.09.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions to Serve as Attorney General

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to serve as Attorney General. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Jeff has been a friend and a colleague for many years, and during the Judiciary Committee hearings the American people had the opportunity to hear from a variety of individuals about his commitment to the rule of law and record of pursuing justice. I am pleased that the Senate has confirmed him as Attorney General, and I look forward … Continue Reading


02.07.17

Burr Statement on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos to Serve as Secretary of Education

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life to improving education, so I am glad she will continue to fight for all children as Secretary of Education. Attempts by Senate Democrats to stall the President's nominees only distract from the very real struggles of North Carolina's families seeking the best education for their children."… Continue Reading


02.02.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on CIA Director Pompeo’s Selection of Gina Haspel as Deputy Director of CIA

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today met with Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Mike Pompeo to discuss Pompeo's selection of Gina Haspel to be Deputy Director of the CIA. Chairman Burr made the following statement: "Director Pompeo and I discussed this morning his choice of Gina Haspel to be the next Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and I am pleased that he has selected a career Agency officer with years of servic… Continue Reading

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