Press Releases

05.27.11

Senator Burr Announces Events for May 30 – June 3

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will travel to Surry, Wake, Burke, Buncombe, and Henderson counties between May 30 and June 3. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact his press office at (202) 228-1616. Monday, May 30 11:00 AM Senator Burr to speak at Mt. Airy Memorial Day Celebration War Memorial South Main Street Mt. Airy, NC Tuesday, May 31 1:15 PM Senator Burr to attend Congressional Award Ceremony at Apex High S… Continue Reading


05.26.11

Burr Cuts Wasteful Spending, Improves Efficiency by Combining Dept. of Labor and Commerce

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) introduced a bill that would consolidate the Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce into a single, new agency called the Department of Commerce and the Workforce (DOCW). The bill would provide cost savings by combining duplicative functions and improve the quality of our country's economic policies by ensuring a consistent, coordinated approach. "The amount of money wasted annually on duplicative programs within the federal go… Continue Reading


05.20.11

A Message From Senator Richard Burr May 20, 2011

Yesterday, I joined with Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) in introducing a bill that reforms Medicaid to improve care for patients and empower states with the tools they need toinnovate and create a model that best fits their needs. Currently, Medicaid, a program rife with issues of waste and abuse, promises coverage to patients, but this promise does not result in access - 40% of physicians deny access to patients in this program. Additionally, states do not have the flexib… Continue Reading


05.19.11

Senators Burr, Coburn Introduce Bill to Reform and Strengthen Medicaid

Today, U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma), and Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) introduced the Medicaid Improvement and State Empowerment Act, a bill that will reform the Medicaid program to improve care for patients and empower states with the flexibility and financial predictability that they need to strengthen their programs. "This bill is an important first step in reforming our nation's health care system and fixing our broken entitlement programs," Sena… Continue Reading


05.11.11

Burr Selected to Join Senate Finance Committee

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) released the following statement regarding joining the Senate Finance Committee: "I am honored to be joining the Senate Finance Committee, and I thank Senator McConnell and the Republican Conference for allowing me the opportunity to serve on this important committee. "There is no aspect of our daily lives that is not touched by the laws and regulations that fall under the committee's jurisdiction, from the tax code and our natio… Continue Reading


05.10.11

Burr Bill Holds VA Accountable for Money Saved through Competitive

U.S. Senator Richard Burr, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today introduced a bill that holds the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) accountable for funds saved through competitive bidding for major VA medical facilities. The legislation mandates that VA obtain congressional approval to expand the scope of a previously authorized project if it wishes to use funds saved as a result of a favorable bidding environment. "This is common sense and fair legislatio… Continue Reading


05.06.11

Senator Burr Recognizes “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”

Senator Burr, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, honored "Military Spouse Appreciation Day" today by calling on Americans across the country to thank the spouses of our service members for their service. "Many of us will never fully understand the difficulties that military spouses and their families endure on our behalf. Their selflessness and courage demonstrate the power of their patriotism. I hope that today every American takes the opportunity to than… Continue Reading


05.05.11

MEDIA ADVISORY: Senator Burr to Deliver Commencement Address at St. Andrews Presbyterian College

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Laurinburg on Saturday to speak at St. Andrews Presbyterian College's commencement ceremony. 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 St. Andrews Presbyterian College WHEN … Continue Reading


05.05.11

Burr Bill Cuts Spending, Increases Efficiency by Combining Dept. of Energy and EPA

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) introduced a bill that would consolidate the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency into a single, new agency called the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). The bill would provide cost savings by combining duplicative functions while improving the administration of energy and environmental policies by ensuring a coordinated approach. "The amount of money wasted annually on duplicative programs within the fed… Continue Reading


05.04.11

Burr Resolution Designates “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”

The Senate yesterday passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to honor the families of our nation's Armed Forces. The Senate unanimously agreed to declare Friday, May 6, 2011, as "Military Spouse Appreciation Day." "This Friday is an opportunity to make sure that the spouses of the men and women in our military know that their fellow citizens recognize the sacrifices they make and appreciate their va… Continue Reading


05.01.11

Senator Burr Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

Tonight, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) released the following statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden: "The death of Osama Bin Laden marks the culmination of the greatest manhunt ever undertaken by American forces. This is a major development in our fight against terrorism and proves our resolve to hold accountable those who harm American citizens, but we must remain vigilant and not lose focus on the overall mission and our goal of eradicating terrorist threats… Continue Reading


04.20.11

Major Disaster Declation For North Carolina

As a result of the devastation caused by storms that hit North Carolina recently, the President has issued a major disaster declaration prompting the release of federal aid to help individuals and communities recover from the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding that occurred on Saturday. For more information on this declaration and how to seek federal assistance, follow this link. <iframe width="200" height="300" scrolling="no" marginheight="0&qu… Continue Reading


04.20.11

FEMA Press Release: Notification of a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of North Carolina (FEMA-1969-DR)

State of North Carolina Federal Disaster Declaration Fact Sheet April 19, 2011 On April 19, 2011, President Obama issued a major disaster declaration for the State of North Carolina, triggering the release of Federal funds to help individuals and communities recover from the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that occurred on April 16, 2011.Details of the disaster declaration and assistance programs are as follows: Declaration Number:FEMA-1969-DR Incident:Severe Storms,… Continue Reading


04.20.11

NC Delegation Supports NC Governor’s Request for Expedited Disaster Assistance

U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Kay R. Hagan and Representatives Walter Jones, Sue Myrick, Mike McIntyre, David Price, Brad Miller, G.K. Butterfield, Patrick McHenry, LarryKisselland ReneeEllmerstoday sent letters asking the Administration to support federal disaster assistance requests made by Governor Perdue in the wake of Saturday's devastating storms. The letters to President Obama and Department of Agriculture SecretaryVilsackcan be foundhereandhere. Governor Perdue requested that the Pr… Continue Reading


04.20.11

Senator Burr Announces Schedule for April 20

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Johnston, Wake, and Lee counties to speak with residents and small businesses in the area affected by Saturday's storms. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-1616. Wednesday, April 20 8:00 AM Senator Burr to speak at the Clayton Chamber Breakfast 307 E Main Street Clayton, NC 9:30 AM Senator Burr to visit Micro and Kenly 12:00 P… Continue Reading


04.15.11

Senator Burr Announces Schedule for April 19

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will travel to Wake, Johnston, Cumberland, and Sampson counties to speak with residents and small businesses in the area affected by Saturday's storms. Media wishing to schedule separate interviews with Senator Burr should contact Senator Burr's press office at (202) 228-1616. Tuesday, April 19 9:30 AMSenator Burr to visit Shaw University 11:00 AMSenator Burr to speak at the National Federation of Small Businesses (NFIB) Event Wachovia Center 1… Continue Reading


04.13.11

Senator Burr Calls for Common-Sense Solutions to Help Address Veterans Unemployment

U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today attended a hearing focused on unemployment among veterans and cited the duplicative and often ineffective efforts of the federal government to assist them in finding jobs. "Despite the good will and hard work that many people are putting into helping veterans find employment, it is becoming increasingly apparent that many of the programs already in place are not working. We need to f… Continue Reading


04.12.11

Senator Burr Welcomes Expanded Veterans Clinic to Wilmington

Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, today welcomed a new, expanded health clinic designed to serve veterans living in Wilmington, NC, and its surrounding area. Specialty services provided at the new community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) include optometry, audiology, podiatry, and neurology along with primary care and mental health services. "This clinic has been a long time coming. The veterans of Wilmington and the surroundin… Continue Reading


04.08.11

Burr Statement on Budget Negotiations

Tonight, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) released the following statement in regards to the budget negotiations to cut government spending and prevent a government shutdown. "I applaud my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for coming together to make real spending cuts and prevent a government shutdown. Our national debt has surpassed $14 trillion and we currently borrow 41 cents of every dollar we spend. We cannot continue to ignore the severity of our financial situati… Continue Reading


04.05.11

Burr Praises Passage of Legislation to Repeal Burdensome Health Care Law Provision on Small Businesses

Today, U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) voted to repeal the provision of the new health care law requiring all businesses to submit 1099 tax forms for everybusiness transaction greater than $600 in a given year. The Senate overwhelmingly passed this legislation by a vote of 87-12. "The last thing North Carolina small businesses need right now are even more burdensome provisions that hinder their growth and ability to hire new employees," Burr said. "Unfortunately, the onerous 1099… Continue Reading

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