Press Releases

03.13.13

Burr Bill Will Modify Commencement Date on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

Today, U.S. Senator Burr (R-NC) introduced a bill that would expand the eligibility timeframe for the Honoring America's Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012. Current law extends health care to veterans and their family members who have certain diseases and conditions as a result of exposure to contaminated well-water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from 1957 to the 1980s. As a result of recent scientific findings, this bill would extend care to individuals exposed t… Continue Reading


03.07.13

Senators Burr, Hagan Reintroduce Bill that Would Allow Off-Road Vehicle Use on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), along with Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC), reintroduced the Preserving Public Access to Cape Hatteras Beaches Act, a bill that would reinstate the Interim Management Strategy governing off-road vehicle use on Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) and set aside current mandates and requirements that prevent off-road vehicle (ORV) and citizen access to a significant portion of this National Seashore. "Restricting ORV use on the Cape Hatteras National Se… Continue Reading


03.07.13

Senator Burr Introduces Careers for Veterans Act

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced the Careers for Veterans Act, a bill that would help create long-term, sustainable jobs for America's veterans by transitioning the skills they gained through their service into jobs in the civilian workforce. By making licenses and credentials in their chosen fields more accessible, this bill will help our nation's veterans and their families by opening up career opportunities for them without adding to the national deficit. Senators Isak… Continue Reading


02.28.13

Senator Burr Introduces “Vietnam Veterans Day” Resolution

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, introduced a resolution to honor veterans who served in Vietnam by designating March 29 "Vietnam Veterans Day." March 29th marks the anniversary of the day that combat and combat support units withdrew completely from South Vietnam. "Despite serving honorably and bravely in Vietnam, our soldiers arrived home to a country in political turmoil and never received the recognition they deserv… Continue Reading


02.28.13

Senator Burr Applauds Unanimous Passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (PAHPRA)

Today, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (PAHPRA), a bill introduced by Senator Burr to ensure that America is prepared to respond to a wide range of medical and public health emergencies. "I am proud that the Senate has taken this very important step to strengthen our ability to respond to medical and public health emergencies," Senator Burr said. "The American people must be protected if an attack occurs, and … Continue Reading


02.15.13

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Burr Announces Events for February 19-21, 2013

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Guilford, Forsyth, Mecklenburg, and Buncombe counties between February 19-21. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-2971 or by emailing press@burr.senate.gov. On Wednesday, Senator Burr will present twenty-two medals to Bethany Gauntt on behalf of her late father, Col. Ernest Holland, a World War II, Korean, and Vietnam War veteran. This ceremony will take pl… Continue Reading


02.14.13

Senator Burr Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Renew and Improve Landmark Conservation Program

Today Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) joined with Senator Max Baucus to introduce legislation in the United States Senate that would fully realize the Land and Water Conservation Fund's (LWCF) promise to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. "I have seen firsthand the role that the Land and Water Conservation Fund plays in acquiring land and maintaining North Carolina's reputation as one of the most scenic and unique… Continue Reading


02.13.13

Senator Burr Statement on the State of the Union Address

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union address: "President Obama's State of the Union address tonight sounded a lot like rhetoric we have heard from him in years past, but as we have learned, actions speak louder than words. It is time for the President to stop lecturing Congress and face the facts - his policies have failed, and they are making our economy worse. Our national debt is at an all time high… Continue Reading


02.07.13

Senator Burr Introduces Bill to Better Prepare Nation for the Threat of Pandemics or Bioterror Attacks

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) along with Senators Harkin, Enzi, Casey, and Alexander introduced the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, a bipartisan effort to ensure that our nation is prepared to respond to a wide range of medical and public health emergencies, whether naturally occurring or the result of a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear attack. As a result of the passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) of 2… Continue Reading


02.01.13

Senator Burr Statement on the Nomination of Chuck Hagel to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Defense

Yesterday's Armed Services Committee hearing on Chuck Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense confirmed for me many of the concerns I had about the nomination. After reviewing the hearing, and Senator Hagel's answers to the questions put to him, it is clear that I cannot support his nomination and I will vote against his nomination should it reach the Senate floor.… Continue Reading


01.10.13

Senator Burr Applauds President for Signing Two Important Pieces of Veterans Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr applauded the signing of two bills by the President, S. 3202, the Dignified Burial and other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012, and H.R. 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012. S. 3202 included two provisions sponsored by Senator Burr. The first will help ensure the long-term efficiency of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims by requiring all judges to live within 50 miles of the Washington, DC,… Continue Reading


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

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