Press Releases

01.27.06

Burr: Eastern Band of Cherokee to Receive $500,000 in HUD Funding

Senator Richard Burr today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help develop the communities of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians through better housing and economic opportunities. "Housing and Urban Development funds are important to creating a healthy living environment, job growth and economic development for North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These fund… Continue Reading


01.25.06

Burr Announces $385,000 for Duke University

Senator Richard Burr today announced $385,000 in United States Department of Health and Human Services funding for Duke University. The funding, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute will be used to fund research on heart and vascular diseases. "Duke University is a leader in health care research," said Senator Burr. "This funding will help the school continue its innovative research in heart and vascular diseases."… Continue Reading


01.25.06

Burr Announces $251,750 for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Senator Richard Burr today announced $251,750 in United States Department of Health and Human Services funding for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The funding, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases will be used to fund research on nutrition and digestive diseases. "U.N.C. Charlotte is a leader in health care research," said Senator Burr. "This funding will help the school continue its innovative research in nutrition and digest… Continue Reading


01.23.06

Burr Announces $363,333 for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Senator Richard Burr today announced $363,333 in United States Department of Health and Human Services funding for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The funding, from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, will be used to fund research on lung diseases. "U.N.C. is a leader in health care research," said Senator Burr. "This funding will help the school continue its innovative research to combat lung disease."… Continue Reading


01.19.06

Senator Burr Announces Support for Judge Samuel Alito to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

- Senator Richard Burr today announced his intention to support Judge Samuel Alito to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States when his nomination comes before the full Senate for a vote. "Judge Alito has shown he has the skills needed to do an effective job on the Supreme Court. He has a sound judicial philosophy, impressive legal qualifications and the necessary experience," Senator Burr said. "I believe he is an individual with high integrity and chara… Continue Reading


01.18.06

Burr Announces $21.8 Million for North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced $21,811,000 in federal funding for the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus and Robeson Counties. The funding through USDA Rural Development will expand services and provide more electricity to communities. "USDA Rural Development funds are important to expanding electricity services in rural North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These funds will ensure reliable electricity." USDA Rural Development fu… Continue Reading


01.18.06

Burr Announces $36,765 in Fire Grants for Brunswick County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $36,765 United States Department of Homeland Security grant for the Leland Volunteer Fire Rescue Department. The grant, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will cover the costs of training, equipment and improvements to the fire station. "Firefighters risk their lives each time they respond to an emergency," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make Leland safer by ensuring th… Continue Reading


01.18.06

Media Advisory: Senator Burr to Host North Carolina Economic Summit in Raleigh

Senator Richard Burr will deliver opening remarks at the Economic Development Summit on Monday, January 23 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The summit will focus on access to federal grants for community colleges. WHEN: Monday, January 23, 2006 8:45 AM Press check-in begins (All media should arrive to the 1100 Atrium) 9:30 AM Senator Burr delivers remarks 9:45 AM Press Avail (press riser in 1100 Atrium) 10:00 AM Sessions be… Continue Reading


01.18.06

Burr Announces North Carolina Economic Development Summit

Senator Richard Burr today announced he will cosponsor a North Carolina Economic Development Summit to focus on access to federal grants for community colleges throughout the state. The summit is the first in a series Senator Burr has developed to make North Carolina more competitive in the federal arena. This summit aims to enhance community college personnel's knowledge of the federal grants process so they will be better able to share the information with their communities. "Communi… Continue Reading


01.17.06

Burr Announces $475,000 for Moore County

Senator Richard Burr today announced $475,000 in federal funding for Neighborhood Youth Leadership, Inc in Southern Pines. The funding will be used to construct a permanent school facility and expand its enrollment. "USDA Rural Development funds assist with the growth of organizations like Neighborhood Youth Leadership, Inc," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help the school expand and will be a real asset to Moore County." USDA Rural Development funds will be used to… Continue Reading


01.10.06

Burr Announces $1.49 Million for Robeson County

Senator Richard Burr today announced $740,000 in federal funding for the Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation in Pembroke. The funding will provide loans for rural utilities development. In addition, $750,000 will be given to Robeson County to provide low-interest loans to public and non-profit organizations. "USDA Rural Development funds are important to creating job growth and economic development in North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help Robeson Co… Continue Reading


01.09.06

Burr Announces $5,350,000 for Johnston County

Senator Richard Burr today announced $5,350,000 in federal funding for the Little River Water District to provide water service to 470 new users in Johnston County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program approved a loan of $4,350,000 and awarded a grant of $1,000,000 to the district for the construction of 48 miles of water lines, 78 fire hydrants and a master water meter station. "Clean drinking water and proper waste dispo… Continue Reading


01.04.06

Burr Announces a $143,879 Fire Grant for Kernersville

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $143,879 United States Department of Homeland Security grant for the Kernersville Fire Department. The grant, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will cover the costs of training, equipment and improvements to the fire station. "Firefighters risk their lives each time they respond to an emergency," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make Kernersville safer by ensuring their… Continue Reading


12.22.05

Senate Approves Burr, Dole Resolution Commending Appalachian State University’s National Football Championship

U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Elizabeth Dole today applauded Senate approval of a resolution commending the Appalachian State University football team for winning the 2005 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-AA Football Championship. Senators Burr and Dole introduced the resolution Tuesday. The resolution honors the Appalachian State football team for being the first team in school history to win a NCAA Championship. Text of the resolution is below: Commending the Appalachia… Continue Reading


12.21.05

Burr Announces $302,425 in Fire Grants for North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced $302,425 in United States Department of Homeland Security grants for North Carolina firefighters. The grants, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will cover the costs of training, equipment and improvements to fire stations and emergency vehicles. "Firefighters risk their lives each time they respond to an emergency," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make communities throu… Continue Reading


12.20.05

Burr Applauds Signing of Bipartisan Cord Blood Legislation into Law

Senator Richard Burr today applauded President George W. Bush's signing into law the bipartisan Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005. The law, co-sponsored by Senator Burr, establishes a public network of human umbilical cord blood stem cell banks to store cord blood units for the treatment of diseases such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia and diabetes. The law also reauthorizes the National Marrow Donor Program. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Jack Reed (D-RI) … Continue Reading


12.20.05

Burr Announces $1 Million Grant for North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center in Raleigh

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $1 million federal grant for the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center. The grant, awarded by the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Public Works Investment Program, will help cover the costs of a $2 million conference and training facility. "This grant ensures that the Rural Center will continue to strengthen our local economies in rural North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "The training facility will help bring new j… Continue Reading


12.14.05

Burr Announces $241,424 in Fire Grants for North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced $241,424 in United States Department of Homeland Security grants for North Carolina firefighters. The grants, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will cover the costs of training, equipment and improvements to fire stations and emergency vehicles. "Firefighters risk their lives each time they respond to an emergency," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make Oxford, Raeford, … Continue Reading


12.13.05

Senator Richard Burr Meets with Supreme Court Nominee Judge Samuel Alito

Senator Richard Burr today met with Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel A. Alito. During the 30-minute meeting, Senator Burr and Judge Alito discussed Alito's background, judicial experience and his views on judicial activism. "Clearly, Judge Alito has the qualifications and experience necessary to serve as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court," said Senator Burr. "I look forward to closely following Judge Alito's confirmation hearing. Given that he was unanimously confirm… Continue Reading


12.09.05

Burr Announces Visits to Davidson and Rowan Counties

On Monday, December 12, Senator Richard Burr is scheduled to visit Davidson and Rowan counties. Any media wishing to cover Senator Burr's visits MUST contact the host site prior to the event. Please contact Senator Burr's office to schedule separate interviews. Monday, December 12, 2005 9:30 AM Senator Burr to visit Davidson County Community College 297 DCCC Road Lexington, North Carolina 11:30 AM Senator Burr to visit Rowan Regional Medical Center 612 Mocksv… Continue Reading

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