Press Releases

02.14.11

Burr Statement on the President's Budget Proposal

U.S.Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)today made the following statement regarding President Obama's proposed budget for 2012: "The President's budget simply does not go far enough to rein in out-of-control government spending.I am currently reviewing it in its entirety, but from what I've seen so far, this proposal neglects to tackle our nation's biggest budget problems, including entitlement programs. It seems as though the President even ignored the work of his own Debt Commission. We must go fu… Continue Reading


02.10.11

Burr Statement on Kyl Announcement

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) made the following statement on Senator Jon Kyl's (R-Arizona) announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2012: "I will miss, and I'm sure all Senate Republicans will miss, Jon's leadership. He is an outstanding Whip, and has helped lead the Republican Conference through some challenging legislative times. I have enjoyed serving as Jon's Chief Deputy Whip, and I look forward to working with him and the rest of his whip team during… Continue Reading


02.10.11

ICYMI: SENATOR BURR RECEIVES THE TEACH FOR AMERICA CONGRESSIONAL CHAMPION AWARD

Burr Honored for Leadership in the Effort to End Educational Inequity Washington, D.C., February 10, 2011 - U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) was presented with the Teach For America Congressional Champion Award today for his ongoing leadership in the effort to expand educational opportunity for America's students. Burr was one of 12 Members of Congress to receive the award from Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp during a luncheon ceremony in the Kennedy Caucus Room. "Th… Continue Reading


02.09.11

MEDIA ADVISORY: Public Employee Pension Transparency Act Press Conference

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will participate in a press conference to discuss the Public Employee Pension Transparency Act at 12:30pm today. The bill provides enhanced transparency for state and local pensions and establishes a clear federal prohibition on any future public pension bailouts by the federal government. He will be joined at the press conference by Congressmen Devin Nunes (R-CA), Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Darrell Issa (R-CA), and Senator John Thune (R-SD), as well as supporter… Continue Reading


02.03.11

Burr Bill Would Provide Care for Lejeune Vets, Family Members Exposed to Contaminated Water

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, introduced his first bill of the 112th Congress, the Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act. This legislation, which he 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 effects as a result of exposure to well-water contaminated by human carcinogens at Camp Lejeune… Continue Reading


02.02.11

Senator Burr to speak at the Tobacco Growers of North Carolina Annual Meeting

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Raleigh on Friday to speak at the Tobacco Growers of North Carolina's annual meeting. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact his press office at (202) 228-1616. WHO U.S. Senator Richard Burr WHAT Tobacco Growers of North Carolina Annual Meeting WHEN 11:00 AMFriday, February 4, 2011 WHERE Holshouser BuildingState Fairgrounds1025 Blue Ridg… Continue Reading


02.01.11

Senator Burr Re-elected as Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) announced that he has been elected to serve as Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs by his fellow Republican committee members, a vote that was approved and ratified by the Senate Republican Conference. Senator Burr has served as the top Republican on the Committee since 2007. "As the Senator from a state that more than 765,000 veterans call home, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve as the Ranking Member of… Continue Reading


01.27.11

Burr Joins GOP Colleagues to Repeal Health Care Law

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) cosponsored legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which President Obama signed into law March 23, 2010. "Despite being marketed as a health care reform bill, the legislation that was signed into law expands the size and scope of the federal government while failing to deliver on the promise to lower health care costs," said Burr. "Hard-working Americans who are already struggling in this difficult economy… Continue Reading


01.26.11

Senator Burr Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address: "Our nation continues to be confronted with many tough challenges, and President Obama touched on many of these difficult issues tonight. Like the president, I believe that North Carolina and our nation can and will overcome these challenges by working together. In order to turn around our economy we must empower individuals, families, and small bu… Continue Reading


01.20.11

Senator Burr Announces Events for January 21, 2011

On Friday, January 21, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Mecklenburg and Rowan counties to speak with students and tour Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact his press office at (202) 228-1616. Friday, January 21 9:30 AM Senator Burr to speak to students at Kipp Academy of Charlotte 931 Wilann Drive Charlotte, NC 28215 1:15 PM Senator Burr to tour Freightliner Truck Manuf… Continue Reading


01.19.11

Senator Burr Announces Events for January 20, 2011

On Thursday, January 20, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Forsyth and Mecklenburg counties to speak with students and tour businesses in the area. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact his press office at (202) 228-1616. Thursday, January 20 8:15 AM Senator Burr to speak to students at Forsyth Country Day School 5501 Shallowford Road Lewisville, NC 27023 10:45 AM Senator Burr to speak to students at Lake Norman Christian A… Continue Reading


01.19.11

Senator Burr Sees Progress in Afghanistan

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) made the following statement regarding his recent visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan. "So much has changed in Afghanistan since my last visit a year ago. General Petraeus and the actions of our and allied forces on the ground have yielded important security gains in the southern provinces of Afghanistan. The progress was evident as we were able to walk through village bazaars and travel across regions of the country which just last year were major Taliban… Continue Reading


01.10.11

Senator Burr Announces Events for January 10-12

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Wake, Beaufort, Pitt, and Nash counties next week. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-1616. Monday, January 10 12:00 PM Senator Burr to speak to students at Apex High School (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER) 1501 Laura Duncan Road Apex, NC 27502 3:30 PM Senator Burr to speak with Bill LuMaye on WPTF Radio Raleigh Tuesday, January … Continue Reading


12.28.10

Burr Statement On Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on the vote to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell: "Given the generational transition that has taken place in our nation, I feel that this policy is outdated and repeal is inevitable. However, I remain convinced that the timing of this change is wrong, and making such a shift in policy at a time when we have troops deployed in active combat areas does not take into consideration the seriousness of the situation on th… Continue Reading


12.18.10

Sen. Burr Congratulates Judge Albert Diaz on Confirmation

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today congratulates Judge Albert Diaz after the Senate confirmed him to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.Senator Burr introduced Judge Diaz at his confirmation hearing and has since advocated for him publicly and privately. "Judge Diaz is a well-qualified nominee and has proven himself already by earning a reputation as a fair and impartial judge, and also for dedicated public service both in the Marines and in his community," Senat… Continue Reading


12.16.10

Sen. Burr Congratulates Judge Catherine Eagles on Confirmation

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statement on the confirmation of Judge Catherine Eagles to the Middle District of North Carolina, United States District Court. "Judge Eagles is a well-qualified nominee with an impressive judicial background," Senator Burr said."Her varied experiences and sharp legal mind are sure to serve the people of North Carolina well. Congratulations to her on her confirmation to the Middle District court."… Continue Reading


12.16.10

Senator Burr Floor Speech on New START Treaty

This afternoon, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) spoke on the floor of the United States Senate about his concerns over ratification of the New START Treaty. Excerpts from his floor speech and a link to view video footage of the speech are below: "I remain concerned that by ratifying New START, the United States Senate would be allowing an outdated and narrow agenda to constrain our defensive flexibilities and capabilities at the very point in history where we need a clear-eyed… Continue Reading


12.15.10

Burr Statement on Omnibus Spending Bill

Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) today issued the following statement on the Majority's attempt to pass a massive omnibus spending bill: "I am opposed to this legislation and the process by which it was developed. Rather than voting on a budget, the Majority threw together a massive, 2,000 page spending bill that they are attempting to rush through without giving Senators, or the American people, the time and ability to read or amend it. What we do know about this bill is that it… Continue Reading


12.15.10

Burr Statement On Restoring Predictability To Tax Rates

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on his vote to extend current tax rates: "Senate passage of a bill to extend the current tax rates today will restore the predictability needed for small businesses and individuals to plan for the future and invest in our economy. During these difficult economic times, any tax increase would be devastating, both for our economy and for American families. Although an amendment which I supported to pay for the ex… Continue Reading


12.14.10

Senate Improves Veterans’ Education Benefits

Last night, the Senate unanimously approved S. 3447, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements Act of 2010. This legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), makes critical improvements to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. "I'm pleased that the Senate was able to come together to agree on a bill that makes the Post-9/11 GI Bill work better for military personnel, veterans and their families," Senator Burr said. "This bill will help servicemembers transition … Continue Reading

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