Press Releases

06.28.05

Statement by Senator Richard Burr on President Bush’s Remarks to Airborne and Special Operations Forces at Fort Bragg

"I applaud President Bush for coming to Fort Bragg to speak to our men and women in uniform. I think it was important for the President to remind us of the challenges ahead and to reiterate the importance of our work in Iraq. We owe it to the people of Iraq, and to those who have bravely given their lives in this war, to keep our word by helping the Iraqis prepare to defend their freedoms. The next generation cannot afford for us to waver in our resolve to finish this important job."… Continue Reading


06.28.05

Burr Supports Senate Passage of Bipartisan, Comprehensive Energy Bill

Senator Richard Burr today voted in support of bipartisan, comprehensive energy legislation that conserves energy usage while reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil. The legislation, approved by the Senate by a vote of 85-12, will now go to a House and Senate Conference to reconcile differences between the two Chambers' bills. Senator Burr, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, supported many provisions in the legislation important to North Carolina. The… Continue Reading


06.27.05

Burr Announces $3.5 Million Grant for Disaster Recovery in Western North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $3,500,000 United States Department of Labor National Emergency Grant to provide continued assistance to sixteen North Carolina counties affected by hurricanes and tropical storms during 2004. The funds will be made available though the North Carolina Department of Commerce. "Hurricanes and a tropical storm caused widespread damage in Western North Carolina last year," said Senator Burr. "These funds will provide state and local offici… Continue Reading


06.27.05

Burr Announces $3.7 Million Grant for Cumberland County

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $3,721,031 United States Department of Labor National Emergency Grant to aid 950 military spouses and civilian personnel at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. The funds will be made available through the Cumberland County Workforce Development Board in Fayetteville. "These funds will assist displaced workers from Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base with job training and placement that utilizes their individual skills and meets the needs of local busi… Continue Reading


06.27.05

Burr Announces $3.6 Million Grant for Displaced Pillowtex Employees

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $3,611,688 United States Department of Labor (DOL) National Emergency Grant to provide continued employment-related transition assistance for the more than 4,000 individuals affected by plant and business closings in Cabarrus, Rockingham and Rowan Counties. The funds will be made available though the North Carolina Department of Commerce. "We must do all we can to help sustain our workers in Cabarrus, Rockingham and Rowan Counties during this diff… Continue Reading


06.22.05

Burr Announces $1.9 Million for Dare County Disaster Cleanup

Senator Richard Burr today announced that Dare County will receive $1.9 million in additional funding. The federal funds, to come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will be used for debris removal expenses incurred as a result of Hurricane Isabel. "I am pleased that Dare County will receive this critical assistance," said Senator Burr. "Hurricane Isabel created widespread damage in the area, and this funding will assist the County in recovering from damage cau… Continue Reading


06.22.05

Burr Presents Congressional Award Gold Medal to Elster Triplets from Winston-Salem

Senator Richard Burr presented the Congressional Award Gold Medal to Elizabeth, Martha and Patricia Elster of Winston-Salem at an awards ceremony today in Washington, D.C. The award was presented in recognition of the 400 hours of community service, 200 hours of personal development and 200 hours of physical fitness activity performed by each of the three sisters. The sisters performed community activities including volunteering for Brenner Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, the Speci… Continue Reading


06.21.05

Senator Burr Continues Work to Protect North Carolina’s Offshore Drilling Moratorium

Senator Richard Burr today voted for an amendment which would have removed a provision from the energy bill allowing an inventory of oil and natural gas reserves off the coast of North Carolina. Burr co-sponsored the amendment. As a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Burr voted last month against allowing the inventory. "North Carolina's coasts are precious resources in our environment and for our state's economy that must be protected," said Burr, a long-time … Continue Reading


06.17.05

Freshman GOP Senators Issue Joint Statement

Freshman Senators Richard Burr - NC, Tom Coburn - OK, Jim DeMint - SC, Johnny Isakson - GA, Mel Martinez - FL, John Thune - SD and David Vitter - LA today issued the following statement in response to comments made by Senator Dick Durbin - IL on the Floor of the United States Senate comparing U.S. troops to Nazis, Soviets and others: "As freshman Senators, we recently campaigned to change the tone in Washington and accomplish great things on behalf of the American people. We are united in … Continue Reading


06.16.05

Burr to Visit Manteo

Senator Richard Burr will visit Manteo on Friday, June 17, 2005 to meet constituents at Pirate's Cove Marina. The fish fry will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Pirate's Cove Marina is located at 1 Sailfish Drive in Manteo. "I'm looking forward to visiting with people in Manteo and the surrounding communities of Dare County," said Senator Burr. The event is free and open to the public. Any media wishing to cover Senator Burr's visit must contact R.V. Owens at (252) 202-4963. Pl… Continue Reading


06.16.05

Burr Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee’s Approval of Judge Terrence Boyle

Senator Richard Burr applauded the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today for approving the nomination of Judge Terrence W. Boyle for the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. The nomination had been held up for many years. Judge Boyle was nominated for the post by President George W. Bush on May 9, 2001. President George H.W. Bush first nominated Judge Boyle for the post in 1991. "Judge Boyle has earned the respect of his peers thanks to his long and impressive record of public service,… Continue Reading


06.10.05

Burr Announces Medical Research Grants for North Carolina Universities

Senator Richard Burr today announced $2,146,357 in federal grants from the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for four of North Carolina's major research universities. The funding will assist research at Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Wake Forest University. "North Carolina is proud that world-renowned research universities call our State home," said Senator Burr. "The medical research… Continue Reading


06.09.05

Senator Richard Burr Announces Plans to Draft Bioterrorism Preparedness Legislation

Senator Richard Burr laid out his vision today on upcoming biodefense legislation and outlined plans to draft legislation to increase bioterrorism preparedness. Senator Burr, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, made his remarks at a Georgetown University conference entitled "Preparing for the Inevitable: Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases." The conference, sponsored by Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute and Schoo… Continue Reading


06.07.05

Burr to Hold Hearing on Bioterrorism Preparedness

Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness, will hold a hearing to focus on the challenges small and medium-sized biotech companies face in developing biodefense countermeasures. The hearing, "Crossing the Valley of Death: Bringing Promising Medical Countermeasures to Bioshield," will be held Thursday, June 9, at 2:00 PM, in Room 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. Small and medium-sized biotech companies are c… Continue Reading


06.01.05

Burr Announces Memorial Day Recess Visits in North Carolina

Senator Richard Burr will visit Atlantic Beach, Goldsboro, High Point, Kinston, Morehead City, Research Triangle Park, Smithfield, Wilson and Winston-Salem during the Memorial Day Recess. Burr will visit 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. Monday, May 30, 2005 3:00 PM Senator Burr to… Continue Reading


05.26.05

Burr Applauds Committee Approval of Bipartisan, Comprehensive Energy Bill

Senator Richard Burr applauded the passage of bipartisan, comprehensive energy legislation that conserves energy usage, while reducing our dependence on foreign sources of oil, out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Senator Burr was joined by twenty of his colleagues in supporting passage of the legislation. The energy legislation includes provisions authored by Senator Burr and Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Trent Lott (R-MS) to encourage modernization and expansion o… Continue Reading


05.25.05

Burr Launches Official Senate Website

Senator Richard Burr today launched his official United States Senate website. North Carolinians will be able to contact Senator Burr, read about his work in Washington and North Carolina, plan visits to Washington and utilize an interactive Constituent Services section on a website that is easy to navigate. The website may be found at https://www.burr.senate.gov. "Each visitor to my online office will find something useful," Senator Burr said. "The information and services of… Continue Reading


05.19.05

Burr Continues Call for Up-or-Down Vote on Judicial Nominees

Senator Richard Burr today took to the floor of the United States Senate to urge his colleagues to allow all federal judicial nominations supported by a majority of Senators an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. "There is no doubt in my mind that I was sent here to do what the people of North Carolina heard me say that I would do, and that was to work hard and to accomplish solutions to real problems," Burr told his colleagues. "There is no doubt in my mind the task includes e… Continue Reading


05.13.05

Statement from Senator Richard Burr Regarding the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission Report:

"I'm pleased that the BRAC Commission has recognized that North Carolina's military installations and our military personnel stationed in the state play a pivotal role in the war on terror. I am proud to be a part of the efforts made on the federal, state and local levels to support our military installations. North Carolina communities have embraced these bases in countless ways - from purchasing land and building roads for joint use to expanding in-state college tuition for military p… Continue Reading


05.12.05

Burr Rocky Mount Office Open for Business

Senator Richard Burr today announced that his Rocky Mount office is open for business. Contact information for the Rocky Mount office is: Office of Senator Richard Burr 100 Coast Line Street Room 210 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804 Phone: (252) 977-9522 or (800) 685-8916 Fax: (252) 977-7902 The office, located in the historic Downtown Train Station, will be open on Mondays from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. All other times, Senator Burr's North Carolina staff will be traveling throughout the area, … Continue Reading

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