Press Releases

08.09.05

Burr Announces $4.5 Million Loan for Mitchell County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $4,529,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for Mitchell County. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Community Facility Direct Loan Program, will cover the construction costs of a new sheriff's office and 36 bed detention facility. "By constructing a new sheriff's office and detention center, these funds will help protect the citizens in Mitchell County," said Senator Burr. Community Facilit… Continue Reading


08.09.05

Burr Announces August Recess Visits in North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced his plans to visit Carrboro, Greensboro and Winston-Salem this week. Senator Burr will attend a National Health Care Week celebration at Carrboro Community Health Center, tour Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., and present a constituent with a Congressional Award Bronze Medal. 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… Continue Reading


08.08.05

Burr Announces $580,000 Loan for Rowan County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $580,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for the Town of Landis in Rowan County. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Community Facility Direct Loan Program, will be used to cover the construction costs of a new fire station. "Firefighters work tirelessly to keep our communities safe," said Senator Burr. "These funds will ensure that Rowan County firefighters are better equipped to quickly r… Continue Reading


08.05.05

Burr Announces $1.65 Million Loan for Rowan County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $1,651,000 loan and an additional $105,000 grant from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for the Town of East Spencer in Rowan County. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, will be used to cover the cost of upgrading East Spencer's water distribution system. "Affordable and efficient water distribution are critical to keeping our citizens healthy and safe,"… Continue Reading


08.02.05

Burr Announces $1 Million Loan for Cherokee County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $1 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for Cherokee County. The funds, made available by Rural Development's Community Facility Direct Loan Program, will cover the construction costs of a wellness center. "We must encourage every North Carolinian to stay active and fit to fight obesity and cardiovascular diseases," said Senator Burr. "The wellness and prevention programs these funds bring to Chero… Continue Reading


08.01.05

Burr Announces $8.3 Million in Grants for Charlotte

Senator Richard Burr today announced $8,329,494 in United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants for the City of Charlotte. The funds will expand affordable housing and emergency shelter to the homeless and sick and extend homeownership opportunities to low-income and minority households. "Every North Carolinian deserves the opportunity to call a place home," said Senator Burr. "These funds will assist thousands of people in Charlotte in finding afford… Continue Reading


08.01.05

Burr Announces $400,000 Loan for Moore County

Senator Richard Burr today announced United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development division approval of a $400,000 Community Facility Direct Loan for Neighborhood Youth Leadership in Moore County. The funds will cover the construction costs of a permanent school facility, providing a "School of Choice" for rural families living in five surrounding counties. "All North Carolina students, whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area, should be able to l… Continue Reading


08.01.05

Burr Announces $800,000 Loan for Surry County

Senator Richard Burr today announced an $800,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development loan for the Four-Way Volunteer Fire Department in Surry County. The loan, approved through Rural Development's Community Facility Direct Loan program, will cover the construction costs of a new 9,500 square foot fire station. "We depend on our firefighters and emergency responders to keep our communities safe," said Senator Burr. "These funds will ensure that Surry… Continue Reading


07.29.05

Burr: Over $74 Million in Transportation Funds for North Carolina Included in Highway Funding Bill

Senator Richard Burr today announced that over $74 million for North Carolina-designated transportation projects have been included in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The Senate is scheduled to consider the legislation later today. "These transportation projects are vital to our state's infrastructure and good examples of the federal, state and local government working in partnership," said Senator Burr. "… Continue Reading


07.29.05

Burr Supports Senate Passage of Bipartisan, Comprehensive Energy Conference Report

Senator Richard Burr today voted in support of H.R. 6, the bipartisan, comprehensive energy conference report which conserves energy usage, improves reliability and keeps the current Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Presidential moratorium on drilling intact. The legislation was approved by a bipartisan margin of 74-26. "This legislation represents a comprehensive, balanced plan to reduce our dependency on foreign sources of oil while increasing our commitment to renewable energy and conserv… Continue Reading


07.28.05

Burr Announces $55.5 Million Loan for Northwestern North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $55.5 Million United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Electric Loan for northwestern North Carolina's Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation. The funds will expand rural access to reliable and affordable electricity to 4,299 new consumers in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga, Wilkes, Avery and Caldwell counties. "Reliable and affordable electricity helps maintain a high quality of life in rural North Carolina," said Sen… Continue Reading


07.26.05

Burr Announces $10 Million Loan for Camden County Schools

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $10 million United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Community Facility Direct Loan for Camden County. The funds will cover construction costs of an intermediate school able to accommodate 420 students in third, fourth and fifth grades. "North Carolina students, whether they live in an urban, suburban or rural area, should attend school in a good environment," said Senator Burr. "These funds will offer Camden County stud… Continue Reading


07.21.05

Burr Holds Roundtable on Public Health Response to Bioterrorism

Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, today held a second formal roundtable to investigate the measures necessary to respond to a bioterrorism outbreak. The roundtable, entitled "Preparing a National Biodefense: S.975," explored existing legislation in an effort to build bipartisan comprehensive bioterrorism legislation. "As the Senate moves to improve Bioshield, we must work to build a consensus on how to develop th… Continue Reading


07.19.05

Statement by Senator Richard Burr on President Bush’s Nomination of Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., for the Supreme Court:

"I welcome President Bush's nomination of Judge John Roberts for the Supreme Court. As his nomination moves forward, I remain hopeful that Judge Roberts will be treated with dignity and fairness, in the best of Senate traditions. I look forward to Judge Roberts' confirmation hearing and his nomination receiving an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor."… Continue Reading


07.18.05

Burr Announces $6.8 Million Loan for Halifax

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $6,800,000 Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development division for Halifax County. The funds will cover continued construction costs of a countywide water system. "Clean drinking water and proper waste disposal are essential for rural North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help Halifax County expand access to clean water." USDA Rural Development Wate… Continue Reading


07.15.05

Senator Burr Announces $1.5 Million in Home Ownership Grants for Rocky Mount

Senator Richard Burr today announced two United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants worth a total of $1,553,470 for Rocky Mount. These funds will promote home ownership among low-income and minority households. "These funds will help make owning a home a reality for more North Carolinians," said Senator Burr. Rocky Mount will receive a Community Development Block Grant of $760,442 to expand home ownership in urban communities by broadening economic oppo… Continue Reading


07.15.05

Senator Richard Burr Announces $1.3 Million in Grants for High Point

Senator Richard Burr today announced two United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants worth a total of $1,363,623 for High Point. These funds will promote home ownership among low-income and minority households. "These funds will help make owning a home a reality for more North Carolinians," said Senator Burr. High Point will receive a Community Development Block Grant of $879,430 to expand home ownership in urban communities by broadening economic opport… Continue Reading


07.15.05

Senator Burr Announces $1.5 Million in Home Ownership Grants for Gastonia

Senator Richard Burr today announced three United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants worth a total of $1,533,453 for Gastonia. These funds will promote home ownership among low-income and minority households. "These funds will help make owning a home a reality for more North Carolinians," said Senator Burr. Gastonia will receive a Community Development Block Grant of $729,606 to expand home ownership in urban communities by broadening economic opportun… Continue Reading


07.13.05

Burr to Hold Roundtable on Public Health Response to Bioterrorism

Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, will hold a formal roundtable to investigate the measures necessary to respond to a bioterrorism outbreak. The roundtable, entitled "When Terror Strikes - Preparing an Effective and Immediate Public Health Response," will be held on Thursday, July 14 at 10:00 AM in 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. The roundtable will focus on three areas critical to bioterrorism preparedness: the ad… Continue Reading


07.07.05

Statement by Senator Richard Burr on the Terrorist Attacks in London

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the British people. They are our friends and allies, and we will stand by them during this difficult time. The terrorist bombings in London this morning remind us of the very real threat we face. We must continue our efforts to prevent attacks and to ensure our communities are adequately prepared. These cowardly terrorists will not discourage those around the world who are working to spread freedom and democracy. We will not yield to them, and we will… Continue Reading

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