Press Releases

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


12.08.05

Burr Calls on Senate to Continue Work on Biodefense Preparedness Legislation

Senator Richard Burr today urged his Senate colleagues to continue important negotiations to approve comprehensive biodefense preparedness legislation. "There is no question we need to improve our preparedness for a pandemic outbreak now," said Burr, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness. "Much progress has been made since the Senate H.E.L.P. committee approved biodefense legislation in October. It is critical the Senate continue n… Continue Reading


12.07.05

Burr Announces $220,710 in Fire Grants for North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced $220,710 in United States Department of Homeland Security grants for firefighters in Browns Summit, Thomasville and Rodanthe. 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. "Firefighters risk their lives each time they respond to an emergency," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make Browns Summit… Continue Reading


12.07.05

Burr Announces Visits to Iredell and Yadkin Counties

On Friday, December 9, Senator Richard Burr is scheduled to visit schools in Iredell and Yadkin counties. Any media wishing to cover one or more of Senator Burr's visits MUST contact the host site prior to the event. Please contact Senator Burr's office to schedule separate interviews. Friday, December 9, 2005 10:30 AM Senator Burr to visit with Fourth Grade students at Celeste Henkel Elementary School 1503 Old Mountain Road S… Continue Reading


11.28.05

Burr Announces North Carolina Recess Visits

Senator Richard Burr will visit Alamance, Chatham, Franklin, Person, Randolph, Vance and Warren counties during the current Congressional recess. Burr will visit community centers, health care centers, businesses and civic groups. Any media wishing to cover one or more of Senator Burr's visits MUST contact the host site or organization prior to the event. Please contact Senator Burr's office to schedule separate interviews. Tuesday, November 29, 2005 10:30 AM Senator Burr to visit Bethel Hi… Continue Reading


11.17.05

Burr Introduces Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Community Health Centers

Senator Richard Burr today introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the importance of community health centers and the role the Medicaid Prospective Payment System plays in providing a safety net for low-income and uninsured families. The resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the Medicaid Prospective Payment System for community health centers is critical to ensuring Medicaid recipients and the nation's uninsured have access to high-quality and affordable primary and preventat… Continue Reading


11.17.05

Burr Applauds Senate Approval of Wild Horses Legislation

Senator Richard Burr applauded Senate approval of H.R. 126, legislation to allow for an increase in the number of wild horses on Shackleford Banks in Cape Lookout National Seashore. Originally introduced by Congressman Walter Jones (NC-3), the legislation will now head for President Bush's signature. The legislation would amend current law, which permits 100 free roaming horses on the Banks, to allow no less than 110 free roaming horses, with a target population of between 120 to 130 free roam… Continue Reading


11.16.05

Burr Announces $349,202 in Fire Grants for North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced $349,202 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. "Firefighters risk their lives each time they respond to an emergency," said Senator Burr. "These grants will make Cokesbury, Monroe and surrounding commu… Continue Reading


11.10.05

Burr Introduces Two Veterans Assistance Bills

Senator Richard Burr today introduced two pieces of legislation to help our Nation's veterans. Senator Burr introduced the Services to Prevent Veterans Homelessness Act to provide $25 million in grants annually to coordinate supportive services to keep low-income veterans in permanent housing so that they do not become homeless. The legislation would increase access to housing assistance programs, physical and mental health services, access to health insurance and vocational and financial coun… Continue Reading

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