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Burr Named Chairman of Bioterrorism

Senator Richard Burr has been named chairman of the Senate's Bioterrorism Preparedness and Public Health Subcommittee. The subcommittee, one of four under the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, has jurisdiction over a wide range of bioterrorism and public health issues including BioShield, the Centers for Disease Control, immunizations, infectious diseases, vaccines and the Ryan White CARE Act. "As the anthrax and ricin scares showed, preparing for possible bioterro… Continue Reading


Statement by Senator Richard Burr on 55th presidential inauguration

"On a day important for all Americans, President Bush spoke passionately of the challenges that lie ahead - that these indeed are consequential times that call for swift and decisive action. Clearly, President Bush understands the deep commitment necessary for, not only our security, but allowing freedom to thrive throughout the world. I am hopeful that the passion President Bush has shown to unite our nation takes hold. In the United States Senate, we cannot do great things without reachi… Continue Reading


Burr Named Vice-Chairman of Senate Energy Subcommittee

Senator Richard Burr was today named Vice-Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Energy. Burr was also named to two additional subcommittees, the National Parks subcommittee and the subcommittee on Water and Power. "It is critical for North Carolina - and the nation - that we approve a comprehensive energy bill, said Burr. "Serving as Vice-Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee, I will continue to work towards comprehensive energy legislation to reduce our dependence on foreign sources… Continue Reading


Tillis & Burr: Air Force Will Be Held Accountable Following Decision To Deactivate The 440th

Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) issued the following statements in response to a letter from leaders of the Air Force and Army certifying the deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing at Fort Bragg's Pope Airfield: "I am surprised and deeply disappointed with the Army's decision to acquiesce to the Air Force's strategy for how they will complete training at Fort Bragg," said Senator Thom Tillis. "Now the burden is on the Fort Bragg commanders to demonstrate to Congress a… Continue Reading

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