Press Releases

06.29.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr on President Trump’s Intent to Nominate Susan Gordon to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) today made the following statement on President Trump's announced intent to nominate Susan M. Gordon to be Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence: "I know Sue well, and I am pleased that the President is nominating her to this crucial post. She has a wealth of experience and will provide valued support and counsel to Director Coats and her unmatched expertise on cyber issues will help the DNI lead our Intelligence Communit… Continue Reading


06.26.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold Confirmation Hearing for DHS Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis

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 David Glawe to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, June 28th at 8:30 am. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of David Glawe to be Under Secretary for Intell… Continue Reading


06.23.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing Next Week on Russian Intervention in European Elections

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 June 28, 2017 to examine Russia's interference in recent and future European elections. The witnesses will address Russian activities in the French and Montenegrin elections and look forward to Germany's fall election. This will be the latest in a series o… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Sen. Burr Statement on Discussion Draft of Health Care Bill

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement on the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, the Senate Republican health care discussion draft legislation that will help stabilize the collapsing insurance markets that have left millions of Americans with few options: "This draft legislation outlines a number of initiatives that are good for North Carolina. While not perfect, the bill does provide the funding we need to support our most vulnerable North Carolinians. I'm encour… Continue Reading


06.20.17

Senate Confirms NC Native Brock Long to Lead FEMA

Today, the U.S. Senate voted 95-4 to confirm North Carolina native William B. "Brock" Long to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Long is a graduate of Appalachian State University, and currently lives with his family in Hickory, North Carolina. "Having strong disaster preparedness and recovery infrastructure is critically important for North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "Brock Long understands that it is the work done before a storm that saves lives. Helping s… Continue Reading


06.16.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing Next Week on U.S. Election Security and Outlook for 2018 and Beyond

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 June 21st to further examine Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The hearing will feature two panels and will focus closely on Russia's cyber efforts against our election systems in 2016, our response efforts, potential threats to our 2018 a… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Joint Statement from Senate Intel Committee Leaders after Meeting with DNI Coats

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 after a closed Committee hearing with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: "The Committee today met with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to clear up a number of questions that remained from his appearance in open session last Wednesday. He also briefed the Committ… Continue Reading


06.15.17

Veterans Committee Considers Bill to Provide Care for Camp Lejeune Toxic Exposure Victims

Today, the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee considered the The Janey Ensminger Act of 2017. Sponsored by Senators Richard Bur (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), the bill requires the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide medical care for all diseases that can be scientifically linked to exposure to toxic chemicals at Camp Lejeune. Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) are also sponsors. The legislation is named for Janey Ensminger, the daughter of Master Sergeant Jerry Ensminger, w… Continue Reading


06.14.17

Joint Statement from Senate Intel Committee Leaders after Meeting with Special Counsel Mueller

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 after meeting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "We had a constructive meeting with the Special Counsel today and we look forward to future engagements."… Continue Reading


06.12.17

Attorney General Sessions to Testify at Senate Intel Committee Tomorrow

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 Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify before the Committee on June 13, 2017. The hearing will begin at 2:30 pm in open session. Details Hearing Topic: Open Testimony of Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions Witness: Attorney General Jeff Sessions When: Open session on T… Continue Reading


06.07.17

Notification: SSCI Releases Comey Written Statement for the Record

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, have made available on the Committee's website the opening statement of former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey in advance of the Committee's open hearing on Thursday morning at 10 am EST. The statement is available here.… Continue Reading


06.06.17

Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Confirmation of CIA General Council Courtney Simmons Elwood

Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Courtney Simmons Elwood to serve as General Counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement: "Courtney Simmons Elwood is a distinguished attorney who helped guide our nation though the national security challenges following the attacks on September 11, 2001. I am confident she will ensure that the CIA is operating in a lawful, ethical, and moral manner as we continue … Continue Reading


06.02.17

Senate Intel Committee to Hold FISA 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 an open hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. Appearing before the Committee will be Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats; Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Andrew McCabe; Natio… Continue Reading


06.01.17

Former FBI Director Comey to Testify at Senate Intel Committee 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 former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation James Comey will testify before the Committee on June 8th, 2017. The hearing will begin at 10 am in open session. The open session will be followed by a closed session at 1 pm. Details Hearing Topic: Russian Federation Efforts to Interfer… Continue Reading


05.25.17

Notification: Senate Intel Committee Grants Chairman and Vice Chairman Authority to Issue Subpoenas

Today, as part of the ongoing Senate Select Committee on Intelligence investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, the Committee voted unanimously to grant Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) blanket authority to issue subpoenas as they deem necessary.… Continue Reading


05.22.17

Intel Committee Joint Statement on Flynn’s Refusal to Comply with SSCI’s Subpoena

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement after the Committee received notification from Lieutenant General Michael Flynn's (Ret.) counsel that he would decline the request for an interview and the production of subpoenaed documents: "While we recognize General Flynn's constitutional right to invoke the Fifth Amendmen… Continue Reading


05.19.17

Former FBI Director Comey Agrees to Testify in Open Session at Senate Intel Committee

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 former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has committed to testify in open session before the Committee. The Committee will schedule the open hearing after Memorial Day. "The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of… Continue Reading


05.18.17

King, Burr Renew Bipartisan Push to Simplify Student Loan Repayment Programs

Today, U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), along with Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Mark Warner (D-Va.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), today reintroduced legislation to reform federal student loan repayment programs. The Repay Act, which Senators King and Burr originally introduced in 2014, would simplify the complex maze of federal student loan repayment programs by consolidating many of the benef… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Joint Statement from Senate Intel Committee Leaders on Special Counsel Appointment

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 the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel: "The appointment of former FBI Director and respected lawyer Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation is a positive development and will provide some certainty for the American people that the investigatio… Continue Reading


05.17.17

Bipartisan Coalition of Senators Call For Continued Funding of Land and Water Conservation Program

() - A bipartisan coalition of 48 senators are urging the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies to support the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Forest Legacy Program, the nation's federal conservation program, as they begin considerations for the upcoming fiscal year. The letter was led by U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jon Tester (D-MT). The LWC… Continue Reading

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