Press Releases


Senator Burr Announces Event for November 1, 2011

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Wake county on Tuesday, November 1. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-1616. Tuesday, November 1 9:00 AM Senator Burr to deliver keynote address at the Building a Culture of Innovation Through Education Event McKimmon Center North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Announces Events for October 24 – 28, 2011

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Caldwell, McDowell, Henderson, Transylvania, Buncombe, Orange, Wake, Harnett, Cumberland and Forsyth counties, as well as the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, between October 24 - 28, 2011. Monday, October 24 10:30 AM Senator Burr to speak with students at Hibriten High School Hibriten High School 1350 Panthers Trail Lenoir, NC 1:15 PM Senator Burr to speak with students at McDowell High School McDowell High School 6… Continue Reading


U.S. Senator Richard Burr Delivers Weekly Republican Address

U.S. Senator Richard Burr released the following weekly Republican address on Saturday, October 22, 2011. Audio of the address is available here. Video of the addressis available here. You can download the address here. Full transcript of Senator Burr's Address: "Good morning. I'm Senator Richard Burr from North Carolina, and I'm honored to speak with you today. "For 32 straight months now, unemployment in this country has been over 8%. Thirty-two mo… Continue Reading


Burr Joins Bipartisan Effort to Make Medicare Secondary Payer Program More Efficient, Save Taxpayer Dollars

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are leading a bipartisan effort that includes U.S. Senators Ben Nelson (D- Neb.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) to make the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Program more efficient and cost effective to taxpayers. The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers (SMART) Act will speed up the rate by which Medicare and its beneficiaries are reimbursed for costs that should be borne by another party. "Streamlining third party payment fixes so… Continue Reading


Burr, Webb Introduce Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act

Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jim Webb (D-VA), along with 10 other cosponsors, introduced legislation that would end the arbitrary process through which the government strips veterans and other Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) beneficiaries of their Second Amendment rights. Currently, veterans who have a fiduciary appointed to act on their behalf are deemed "mentally defective" and are reported to the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a system whic… Continue Reading


Burr, Klobuchar Bennet Introduce Legislation to Boost Medical Device Innovation

U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) today introduced legislation that would help boost medical innovation by reducing regulatory burdens that unnecessarily delay beneficial new medical products from reaching patients. The Medical Device Regulatory Improvement Act would help streamline the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) regulation of medical devices to continue to spur innovation and help get new, lifesaving products to the market quicker witho… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Statement on EPA Decision and Its Impact on Veterans and Civilians Exposed to Toxic Water at Camp Lejeune

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to classify the trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical found in solvents to remove grease from metal, as a known human carcinogen. "Yesterday, the EPA made official what we have expected for some time now, that TCE, a chemical that was present in the drinking water at Camp Lejeune for decades, is a known human carcinogen and represents a grave health risk to those exposed to … Continue Reading


Senator Burr Introduces Bill to Improve Education by Empowering Local Communities

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced that he has introduced the Empowering Local Educational Decision Making Act of 2011, a bill designed to improve America's education system by giving states andlocal communities the flexibility they need to meet the unique and varied educational needs of their students. "Providing our students with a quality education is essential to their future success and to the continued competitiveness of our nation in the global economy," Senator Bur… Continue Reading



A bipartisan coalition of 34 U.S. Senators announced today that they will encourage and support the members of the congressional "super committee" in efforts to seek the broadest possible bipartisan agreement to address the nation's deficits and debt. As part of the August compromise on raising the debt ceiling, a bipartisan, bicameral 12-member panel was appointed to identify $1.5 trillion in budget savings over ten years in addition to the nearly $1 trillion in savings included in the… Continue Reading


Ten Years After: Reflecting On September 11, 2001

This year, like every year that has passed since, our nation reflects back on the horrific attacks that cost the lives of 2,977 men, women, and children in New York, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, and on the brave men and women who have laid their lives down since then in defense of the freedoms and security we so often take for granted. These coordinated attacks on our nation had such a profound impact on our society and our world view that we now look at our recent history in two diff… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Statement on President’s Speech

U.S. Senator Richard Burr issued the following statement regarding President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress and the nation: "I fully intend to consider all of the suggestions the President laid out in his speech tonight before Congress. Those that achieve the threshold of stability and predictability businesses have insisted they need to invest in job creation will live for a more extensive debate in Congress. Those that are just a repackaged temporary program should be … Continue Reading


Senator Burr Statement on Hurricane Irene

While the worst of Hurricane Irene has passed through North Carolina, we are now faced with the challenge of dealing with the destruction and damage the storm left in its wake.My staff and I remain in constant contact with officials at the local, state, and federal levels to assess the damage that was done and find ways to help those who were affected by the storm.I encourage all North Carolinians in need of assistance to contact my offices in Winston-Salem, Wimington, or Rocky Mount to let us k… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Announces Events for August 22-24

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Durham, Rockingham, Surry, Yadkin and Guilford counties between August 22 and August 24, 2011. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-2971 or by emailing David Ward at Monday, August 22 12:30 PMSenator Burr to visit ITT Technical Institute 3518 Westgate Drive, Suite 150 Durham, NC 27707 2:00 PM Senator Burr to a… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Announces 2011 North Carolina Aerospace Supplier Conference

On August 24, 2011, Senator Richard Burr will host the 2011 North Carolina Aerospace Supplier Conference along with the North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Aerospace Association in Greensboro, North Carolina. The purpose of this event is to promote and grow our aerospace industry by bringing together North Carolina users, purchasers, manufacturers, and suppliers through education, networking and growth opportunities as well as sharing "best practices" in or… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Announces Events for August 16-19, 2011

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Forsyth, Moore, McDowell, Mitchell, Jackson, Haywood, and Buncombe counties between August 16 and August 19, 2011. Tuesday, August 16 2:00 PM Senator Burr to present Purple Heart Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross to Frank Hibbs Office of Senator Richard Burr 2000 West First Street Suite 508 Winston-Salem, NC 27104 Wednesday, August 17 9:00 AMSenator Burr to speak at Raleigh Chamber of Commerce's … Continue Reading


MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Burr Announces Events for August 8-11

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Cumberland, New Hanover, Pender, Harnett, and Wake counties between August 8 and August 11, 2011.Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-2971 or by emailing David Ward at Monday, August 8 7:00 PMSenator Burr to attend Defense Trade Show dinner McKellar's LodgeFort Bragg Fayetteville, NC Tuesday, August 9 8:00 AMS… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Announces 10th Annual Defense Trade Show

On August 9, 2011, Senator Richard Burr will host the 10th annual Defense Trade Show in Fayetteville, North Carolina along with Senator Kay Hagan, Congressman Larry Kissell, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the North Carolina Defense Business Association, the Partnership for Defense Innovation, and the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. The Defense Trade Show connects North Carolina businesses with defense contractors and officials from the Department of Defense and edu… Continue Reading


Burr Bill to Care for Lejeune Vets and Family Members Approved by Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, announced that a bill he introduced, the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act (S. 277), passed out of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs with bipartisan support. This legislation, which Senator Burr also introduced in the 111th Congress, would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide health care toveterans and their family members who have experienced adverse health ef… Continue Reading


Senator Burr Offers Thanks to D-Day Veterans

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, recognized the 67th anniversary of the D-Day invasion when Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. These operations marked a turning point in World War Two and ultimately led to the end of German occupation across much of Europe. Sen. Richard Burr offered the following statement: "On June 6, 1944, tens of thousands of Americans and allied soldiers stormed the beaches of No… Continue Reading


Senator Richard Burr remarks at Mt. Airy Memorial Day service

Memorial Day Speech, May 30, 2011 Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I am honored to be here with you today as we reflect on the service and sacrifice of our nation's servicemembers and veterans who have so selflessly given of themselves on behalf of our nation and our freedoms. But more than that, I am humbled - humbled by your service, your sacrifice, and your strength of spirit. Two years ago, I spent Memorial Day in Normandy, France. We visited the American Cemetery and wa… Continue Reading

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