Press Releases

06.20.06

Burr Announces Over $1.5 Million in Federal Funding for Iredell County

- Senator Richard Burr today announced $1,507,275 in federal funding to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The funding will be used to reconstruct the Interstate 40 and Interstate 77 interchange in Iredell County. The United States Department of Transportation awarded the funds. "It is important that our highways are safe and modern," said Senator Burr. "These funds will ensure North Carolina's interstates are safe and easy to access and will reduce traffic conge… Continue Reading


06.19.06

Burr Announces Over $2.3 Million for North Carolina State Shipyard

- Senator Richard Burr today announced $2,363,271 in federal funding to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The grant will be used to renovate the North Carolina state shipyard, also known as the Manns Harbor Maintenance Facility in Dare County. The United States Department of Transportation awarded the funds. "North Carolina's ferry system is an important part of our coastal communities," Burr said. "This funding will increase the shipyard's productivity as well … Continue Reading


06.14.06

Burr Calls for Action to Improve Emergency Care in America

Senator Richard Burr today called for action to improve the state of emergency care in America citing the Institute of Medicine's comprehensive report on the future of emergency care. The Institute of Medicine report released today calls for a more coordinated, regionalized, and accountable emergency care system. The report found that this vision for emergency care is impeded because the federal programs that support emergency health care are not centralized, and dispersed among the U.S. De… Continue Reading


06.09.06

Great News: North Carolina’s Economy Is Something to Brag About by Richard Burr

Great News: North Carolina's Economy Is Something to Brag About by Richard Burr I don't know about you, but I am tired of hearing about how bad things are in the United States today. Sure, I want gas prices to come down. I want food and health care costs reduced. I want lower college tuition rates. What I want is not unlike what you want. But, do not conclude that just because gas prices are high or because tuition rates go up each year that our economy is in bad shape. In fact, North C… Continue Reading


06.09.06

Senators Burr and Dodd Introduce Nursing Home Fire Safety Act

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) today introduced the Nursing Home Fire Safety Act of 2006. The legislation would authorize funding through loans or grants to nursing homes to retrofit fire sprinkler systems into their facilities. Automatic fire sprinkler systems greatly improve the chances of survival for the elderly in the event of a fire in a nursing home. "It is important residents in nursing homes not only receive the best care possible, but also live in th… Continue Reading


06.08.06

Burr Statement on Al-Zarqawi

-- U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today made the following statement on the death of terrorist Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi: "I am proud of our men and women in uniform for their hard work and dedication in removing such a ruthless, violent terrorist leader. His actions from assassinations to suicide attacks have taken the lives of many American soldiers and thousands of innocent Iraqis. Today's announcement is a step toward a free and stable Iraq." # # #… Continue Reading


06.08.06

Dole, Burr Call for Increased Representation on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. Senators Elizabeth Dole and Richard Burr called for increased North Carolina representation on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In a letter to President Bush, the Senators urged the White House to increase the number of North Carolinians on the Fourth Circuit. "As you know, states generally are represented on the federal appellate circuits in proportion to their populations," wrote Dole and Burr. "Based upon this guidepost, one would expect North… Continue Reading


06.08.06

Burr Announces Over $2.8 Million in Federal Education Funding

Senator Richard Burr today announced $2,871,016 in federal funding for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The funding will be used to study the effectiveness of the Early College High School (ECHS) Model by comparing the achievement, behavior, attitudes, and dropout rates of students attending these high schools to students attending more traditional high schools. The United States Department of Education awarded the funds. "It is important we do all we can to encourage st… Continue Reading


06.07.06

Burr Announces Federal Grant Workshop in Fayetteville

Senator Richard Burr today announced his office will sponsor a statewide federal grant workshop in Fayetteville to focus on improving access to federal grants for faith-based and community initiatives. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 9:00 AM at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum located at 100 Bragg Boulevard in downtown Fayetteville. The workshop is part of Burr's North Carolina Economic Development series to make North Carolina more competitive in the federal… Continue Reading


06.01.06

Burr Announces Over $29 Million in Homeland Security Grants for North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced $29,310,000 in federal funding to North Carolina. The funding will be used to assist state and local governments in their ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded the funds through its Homeland Security Grant Program. "Homeland Security funds help North Carolina improve its ability to prepare for and respond to nation… Continue Reading


05.25.06

Burr Votes NO on Immigration Reform Bill

Senator Richard Burr today voted against the Senate immigration reform bill citing the fiscal impact it will have on the nation and taxpayers wallets, and the blanket amnesty it provides to over ten million illegal immigrants by putting them on a direct path to citizenship. "I believe strengthened border security and comprehensive immigration reform are very important. As a nation, we have welcomed generations of legal immigrants over the course of our history--immigrants who respect the… Continue Reading


05.24.06

Burr Announces Fire Grant for Rowan County

Senator Richard Burr today announced $183,240 in federal funding from the United States Department of Homeland Security for Bostian Heights Volunteer Fire Department. The grant, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help the department recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. "Firefighters give so much of themselves each day to help others in our communities," said Senator Burr. "This grant will help Bostian H… Continue Reading


05.24.06

Burr Announces Fire Grant for Cumberland County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $61,447 United States Department of Homeland Security grant for Anderson Creek Emergency Services, Inc. The grant, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help the department recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. "Firefighters give so much of themselves each day to help others in our communities," said Senator Burr. "This grant will help Anderson Creek hire and retain qu… Continue Reading


05.24.06

Burr Announces Fire Grant for Rutherford County

Senator Richard Burr today announced $270,145 in federal funding from the United States Department of Homeland Security for Forest City Fire Department. The grant, made available by the United States Fire Administration's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, will help the department recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. "Firefighters give so much of themselves each day to help others in our communities," said Senator Burr. "This grant will help Forest City recruit and… Continue Reading


05.23.06

Burr to Travel to Normandy on Memorial Day

Senator Richard Burr today announced he will join U.S. Senator Larry Craig, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs on a tour of military cemeteries in Europe and North Africa and will be in Normandy, France to commemorate Memorial Day. On Memorial Day, Senator Burr and the delegation will visit Omaha Beach in France and lay a wreath in honor of the American servicemen who gave their lives at Normandy. "I look forward to commemorating Memorial Day at Normandy. It … Continue Reading


05.19.06

Burr’s State Offices Open to Serve North Carolinians

Senator Richard Burr today encouraged North Carolinians to utilize his state offices as a resource for constituent services and for help with federal government issues. Senator Burr has five state offices located in Asheville, Gastonia, Rocky Mount, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem. "I am pleased to have offices across North Carolina to serve people across our state. My staff is available to talk with North Carolinians about any federal government issues they may have," Burr said. … Continue Reading


05.18.06

Burr Urges North Carolinians to Plan Ahead for Hurricane Season

With hurricane season quickly approaching, I urge North Carolinians to plan ahead. It is clear our Nation is still recovering from the effects of the 2005 hurricane season. Hurricane Katrina impacted over 93,000 square miles of our Nation and brought terrible destruction along its path. Every hurricane has a lasting effect on communities, people, and property. I want to encourage North Carolinians to develop an emergency and evacuation plan to protect their family, pets, and property. Fo… Continue Reading


05.17.06

Burr Applauds North Carolina’s Selection for Growth Model Pilot

Senator Richard Burr today applauded North Carolina's selection by the U.S. Department of Education to pilot a growth-based school accountability model under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). North Carolina is one of only two states chosen to participate in this pilot program this year. Tennessee was also selected. In November 2005, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings announced this pilot program which allows qualified states to propose the use of accountability growth models unde… Continue Reading


05.11.06

Burr Applauds Economic Growth

Senator Richard Burr today praised North Carolina's economic growth and expansion. In March, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina reported the overall unemployment level for the entire state was 4.5%, lower than the national unemployment rate of 4.7%. "I am pleased North Carolina continues to attract jobs creating economic growth and expansion," Burr said. "As our economy continues to grow, we need to continue working to ensure every North Carolinian who want… Continue Reading


05.11.06

Burr Announces Public Health and Medical Preparedness Roundtable with Giuliani, North Carolina Health Leaders

Senator Richard Burr will participate in a public health and medical preparedness roundtable with former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and North Carolina public health leaders in Raleigh. The roundtable, co-sponsored by WakeMed Health and Hospitals, will address modern public health security and improved all hazards medical response. Roundtable participants include Roy Alson, Commander of the North Carolina Disaster Medical Assistance Team (SORT), Leah Devlin, Director of the North Carolina … Continue Reading

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