Press Releases

01.01.13

Senator Burr Statement on Vote to Avoid Fiscal Cliff and Prevent Tax Increase on 99% of Americans

U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued the following statement on today's vote to prevent a tax increase on 99% of Americans: "While the deal we voted on tonight was far from perfect and not as comprehensive as I had hoped, I supported this proposal because it protects 99% of Americans from increased taxes, it provides permanent certainty on the estate tax and Alternative Minimum Tax, it provides one year of protection for the reimbursement of doctors, it extends unemployment insurance for one year… Continue Reading


12.30.12

Senator Burr Statement on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued the following statement on the status of negotiations on the fiscal cliff: "Negotiations on how to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff have been ongoing since the President was reelected in November. Last night, Republicans laid an offer on the table, but the President instructed Majority Leader Reid not to make a counteroffer that could help move the process forward. The sticking point is simple - Republicans refuse to support a plan that uses new… Continue Reading


12.28.12

Senator Burr Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued the following statement regarding the fiscal cliff and ongoing negotiations:"While I am hopeful we will be able to reach a deal that will put our economy back on the right track, there has not been much reason for optimism lately. The issue is broader than simply avoiding the fiscal cliff. We are in this position because our economy is in a very dangerous place - we are spending more than we are bringing in every year, our national debt is over $16 tr… Continue Reading


10.02.12

Senator Burr Announces Events for October 3, 2012

U.S. Senator Richard Burr announced the following events for Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 or david_ward@burr.senate.gov. Wednesday, October 3 8:30 AMSenator Burr to tour Wireless Research Center 3331 Heritage Trade Drive Wake Forest, NC 9:30 AMSenator Burr to attend Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce Coffee Wake Forest Town Hall 301 South Brooks Street Wake Forest, NC 1… Continue Reading


10.01.12

Senator Burr Announces Events for October 2, 2012

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will visit Nash and Wake counties on Tuesday, October 2. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 or david_ward@burr.senate.gov. Tuesday, October 2 10:00 AM Senator Burr to attend Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair Home Depot Building 950 Home Depot Plaza Rocky Mount, NC 11:00 AM Senator Burr to speak to students at Rocky Mount High School Rocky Mount High School 1400 Be… Continue Reading


09.12.12

Senator Burr Statement on Attacks in Libya and Egypt

I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the violent, destructive, and cowardly attacks on United States embassies and personnel in Libya and Egypt. These actions, which cost the lives of American personnel serving our nation abroad including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were not protests; they were attacks. I call on the governments of Libya and Egypt to live up to their responsibilities as host countries, to condemn these attacks, and do all in their power to bring those responsible to justi… Continue Reading


09.11.12

Senator Burr Statement on the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

"Today, we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001, and we thank those out there serving to keep our nation safe everyday. "Eleven years have passed since that fateful morning, and not an American alive at the time will ever forget the horrors of that day. In the aftermath, we came together to deal with a national tragedy and were reminded not of those things that divide us, but of those things that unify us. In the wake of destruction and tragedy, we found hope." "I urge all A… Continue Reading


09.07.12

Senator Burr Statement on State Department’s Decision to Designate Haqqani Network a Terrorist Organization

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on the announcement by the Secretary of State that she will designate the Haqqani Network a terrorist organization: "I am very pleased that the State Department has announced they will designate the Haqqani Network, the most lethal component of the Taliban, a terrorist organization.This group, who routinely attacks civilian populations and has carried out high profile attacks on American and coalition forces,… Continue Reading


08.14.12

Senator Richard Burr Announces Events for Tuesday, August 14

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Guilford, Davidson, Randolph counties on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 or david_ward@burr.senate.gov. Tuesday, August 14 8:30 AM Senator Burr to host NC Aerospace Supplier Conference Showplace 211 East Commerce Avenue High Point, NC 27260 12:15 PM Senator Burr to visit Lexington Rotary Club Smith YMCA 119 West T… Continue Reading


08.10.12

Senator Burr Announces Events for Friday, August 10

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Sampson and New Hanover counties on Friday, August 10, 2012.Mediawishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 ordavid_ward@burr.senate.gov. Friday, August 10 10:00 AM Senator Burr to visit Hog Slat, Inc. 915 US Highway 421 Clinton NC 3:30 PM Senator Burr to visit GE Nuclear 3901 Castle Hayne Road Castle Hayne, NC 28429… Continue Reading


08.09.12

Senator Burr Announces Events for Thursday, August 9

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Wake, Nash, and Edgecombe counties on Thursday, August 9, 2012.Mediawishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 ordavid_ward@burr.senate.gov. Thursday, August 9 9:00 AM Senator Burr to visit Nomaco 501 NMC Drive Zebulon, NC 27597 11:30 AM Senator Burr to visit OIC Community Health Center 111 S. Fairview Road Rocky Mount, NC 1:00 PM Sen… Continue Reading


08.08.12

Senator Burr Announces Events for Wednesday, August 8

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Wake and Johnston counties on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.Mediawishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 ordavid_ward@burr.senate.gov. Wednesday, August 8 10:00 AM Senator Burr to visit Automatic Rolls 68 Harvest Mill Road Clayton, NC 27520 12:00 PM Senator Burr to speak to Cleveland School Rotary Golden Corral 60 Son-Lan Parkway Garner, NC … Continue Reading


08.07.12

Senator Burr Announces Events for Tuesday, August 7

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Cumberland, Harnett, and Wake counties on August 7, 2012.Mediawishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact David Ward at (202) 228-2971 ordavid_ward@burr.senate.gov. Tuesday, August 7 9:30 AM Senator Burr to attend 11th annual Defense Trade Show Fayetteville Technical Community College Horace Sisk Gymnasium 2201 Hull Road Fayetteville, NC 28303 1:00 PM Senator Burr to visit E… Continue Reading


08.06.12

Senator Burr Statement on President Signing Bill to Care for Camp Lejeune Veterans and Families Into Law

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement regarding the President signing the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 into law: "I am very pleased that this bill has finally become law, and I would especially like to thank Jerry Ensminger, Mike Partain, and all of the advocates who fought tirelessly to expose this issue and right the wrongs that were done to this group of Americans. This is their day, and t… Continue Reading


07.27.12

Senator Burr Urges President to Sign the Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) applauded passage of his bill, the Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act, in the Senate by unanimous consent.This bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week and now goes to the President's desk to await his signature. This bill requires a report from the Secretary of State regarding the designation of the Haqqani Network as a terrorist organization.It also expresses a sense of Congress that the Haqqanis meet the necessa… Continue Reading


07.26.12

Senator Burr Cosponsors Bill to Provide for Responsible Management of Corolla Wild Horses

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr announced the introduction of S. 3448, the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, a bill to provide for the responsible management of the wild-horse population around Corolla, North Carolina and the Outer Banks. "The Corolla wild horses are one of the many natural treasures of our state, and people travel from across North Carolina and the country to witness these wild horses in their natural habitat," Senator Burr said. "I am proud to cosponsor this bill t… Continue Reading


07.19.12

Senator Burr Announces Senate Passage of Veterans Bill That Includes Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, announced that the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012, a bill that improves services and care for veterans and includes a bill he wrote, the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act, passed the Senate unanimously. This legislation will require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide health care to veterans and their family members who have… Continue Reading


07.10.12

Senator Burr Bill Would Revoke Security Clearance of Anyone Caught Leaking Classified Intelligence

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) introduced the Deterring Public Disclosure of Covert Actions Act of 2012, a bill that would revoke the security clearance of any individual who discloses information about United States covert action programs. "There has been no shortage of news reports lately regarding covert and classified actions," Senator Burr said. "Such reckless disclosure of top-secret information compromises our national security, jeopardizes the work of our in… Continue Reading


06.28.12

Senator Burr Statement on Supreme Court Decision on President’s Health Care Law

The Court has now fulfilled its obligation as final arbiter of the constitutionality of the President's health care law, and I thank them for their service.While the Court has been reviewing this law for months, American families and businesses have been reviewing it for years, and they have rendered their verdict as well.People on both sides of the health care debate will spend the days and weeks to come discussing the impact of today's ruling, but a few things remain clear: our health care sys… Continue Reading


06.21.12

GAO Finds HRSA Failing Taxpayers, Patients, Due to Ineffective Management of Community Health Center Program

() - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK), Michael Enzi (R-WY), and Richard Burr (R-NC) sent the following letter to Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Administrator Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, coinciding with two new reports, requested by the Senators, that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released today. These reports highlight management deficiencies by HRSA in overseeing the Health Center Program. GAO's first report underscores the need for improved oversight … Continue Reading

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