Press Releases

12.02.17

Sen. Burr Applauds Senate Passage of Historic Tax Reform

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: "I'm incredibly pleased to see the Senate's passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act this morning. This bill is an historic opportunity to reform a broken tax code that hasn't worked for the people of this country in years. We have a responsibility to get our economy moving and put more money back in the pockets of the hard-working Americans who earned it in the first place. I l… Continue Reading


11.28.17

Sens. Burr, Harris, Klobuchar and Rep. Speier Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Against Online Exploitation of Private Images

. D.C. - U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), alongside Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) today introduced the Ending Nonconsensual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH) Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation that will address the malicious exploitation of private, explicit images, such as "revenge porn" and "sextortion." Rep. Speier previously introduced a version of this bill in the 114th Congress, the Intimate Privacy Protection Act of 2016. "It's ti… Continue Reading


11.20.17

Burr, McCaskill Aim to Close Health Care Law Loophole with Bipartisan Bill

U.S. Senators Richard Burr of North Carolina and Claire McCaskill of Missouri are teaming up on the bipartisan Hospital Payment Fairness Act to fix a problematic provision in the Affordable Care Act that causes the majority of states, like Missouri and North Carolina, to unfairly subsidize high wages at a handful of hospitals through Medicare reimbursements. "I'm pleased to work with my colleague from Missouri to repeal this problematic provision of Obamacare. Today, this policy benefits a h… Continue Reading


11.17.17

Sen. Burr Statement on Finance Committee Approval of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Historic Opportunity

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee approved the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a historic bill to overhaul the nation's tax code. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), as a senior member of the Committee, made the following statement: "Americans need a break. Our sluggish economy over the last fifteen years has meant that their paychecks aren't increasing as fast as they should be, and too many jobs have left their communities to set up shop in other countries where their tax code is less complicated. Thi… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Burr, Alexander: Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation to Help FDA Better Equip Warfighters with Lifesaving Treatments

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statements after the Senate today sent to the president legislation that would speed safe drugs and devices for use in battlefield emergencies: Burr said: "With final passage of today's legislation, we can better protect our troops by improving emergency access to drugs that will help save and enhance lives of those who serve. Ultimately, this bill w… Continue Reading


11.16.17

Burr Praises Unanimous Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act: "Today, the Senate unanimously passed the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, which authorized $692.1 billion to start rebuilding our military that was decimated by the previous administration. This legislation includes $293 million for Military Construction in North Carolina, including a new Water Treatment Plant at … Continue Reading


11.15.17

Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Retirement of NCTC Director Rasmussen

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the announced retirement of the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nick Rasmussen: "I thank Nick Rasmussen for his almost thirty years of dedicated and honorable service to our nation. Nick led the National Counterterrorism Center ably during a challenging period and worked tirelessly to keep us safe from terrorist threats at home and abroad. I congratulate him … Continue Reading


11.09.17

Burr Applauds Finance Committee Tax Reform Proposal

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate Finance Committee's draft tax reform proposal: "I'm very excited by this promising blueprint for reforming our broken tax code in the Senate. This bill will update and simplify our incredibly complex tax system so that every-day, middle-class Americans can keep more of their hard-earned dollars. For instance, the typical family of four making the median family income will save nearly $1,500. The standard deduction… Continue Reading


11.09.17

Burr, Tillis Welcome Appointment of Two North Carolina USDA Positions

Last week, at the recommendation of North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis, President Trump appointed Len McBride to lead the North Carolina Farm Service Agency (NC FSA) and Bob Chandler, Jr. to lead the North Carolina Rural Development office. Len McBride is currently an Agricultural Supervisory District Director with the NC FSA and is a long time employee of the Agency. He has significant experience working with farmers on the agricultural programs available through the United S… Continue Reading


11.08.17

Burr, Alexander, Walden Request Bicameral Leadership Delay Signing of NDAA Conference Report

Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement regarding a provision within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that could endanger U.S. military personnel by exposing them to treatments without the critical oversight of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): "The men and women… Continue Reading


11.07.17

Burr Decries Partisan Stalling on Qualified Nominees after Today’s Vote

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the confirmation of John Gibson to be the Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Department of Defense: "Senate Democrats, still reeling from their 2016 election loss, are forcing roll call votes on qualified nominees like Gibson, who was confirmed by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote. Since this position was created, the Senate has approved this position by prompt voice vote but that is not the case this year. The longer ou… Continue Reading


10.27.17

Advisory: Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing for Justice Dept’s Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on the nomination of John C. Demers to be Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at 9:30 am. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of John C. Demers to be Ass… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Advisory: Senate Intel Committee to Hold Open Hearing with Social Media Companies Next Week

Senate Intelligence Committee will hear testimony from Facebook, Twitter, and Google in open session on Wednesday November 1, 2017. This hearing is the latest in a series of hearings that focus on Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. The witnesses will address social media influence in the 2016 U.S. elections and what steps they are taking to mitigate foreign interference in the 2018 election cycle and beyond. Details: What: Social Media Influence in the 2016 U.S. Elections Who… Continue Reading


10.25.17

Sen. Burr Statement on Disaster Relief Funding Passing Senate

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of H.R. 2266 for additional disaster relief funds: "I'm pleased today to see the Senate pass this crucial funding to help our fellow Americans across the country. We owe it to those who have lost their homes to the recent devastating wildfires and hurricanes to help them restore their lives. While the danger has passed, the work to rebuild is far from over, and I thank the first responders and emergency… Continue Reading


10.24.17

Senate Intel Committee Advances FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) today announced that the Committee voted 12-3 to approve the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017. Senator Burr: "This bill reauthorizes our nation's most valuable intelligence collection authorities and ensures that the men and women of the Intelligence Community and our law enforcement agencies have the tools and authorities they need to keep us safe. It represents the collective effort of … Continue Reading


10.20.17

Senate Intel Leaders Postpone Open Hearing with Michael Cohen

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today made the following statement: "The Committee's public hearing with Michael Cohen has been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Committee appreciates Mr. Cohen's cooperation as its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections continues to make progress."… Continue Reading


10.19.17

Burr on Senate Budget Vote: It’s Time to Simplify the Tax Code

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding the Senate's passage of the FY 2018 Budget Resolution, to begin the tax reform process: "I'm very pleased to take the first steps in the Senate towards reforming our country's broken tax code. It's been far too long since there has been a serious overhaul of our tax system, and the time to act is now. As a member of the Senate Finance Committee, we are on our way to starting the legislative process to simplify the code, enco… Continue Reading


10.12.17

Senate Intel to Hold Confirmation Hearing Next Week for CIA Inspector General Nominee Christopher Sharpley

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today announced that the Committee will hold a confirmation hearing next week on the nomination of Christopher Sharpley to be the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency on Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30pm. Details Hearing: Hearing on the Nomination of Christopher Sharpley Witness: Christopher Sharpley to … Continue Reading


10.12.17

Burr Statement on Caitlin Coleman and Family

Today, Senator Richard Burr released the following statement regarding Caitlin Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and their three children: "I am pleased to hear reports that Caitlin Coleman, Joshua Boyle, and their three children are no longer in captivity. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all those involved in their safe recovery."… Continue Reading


10.03.17

ADVISORY: Senators Burr, Cantwell, Daines, Udall and Gardner Announce Press Conference on Permanent Reauthorization of Land and Water Conservation Fund

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Tom Udall (D-NM) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that they will hold a press conference for permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund on Thursday, October 5th at 9:30am. Details Press Conference: Senators Burr, Cantwell, Daines, Udall and Gardner, the Nature Conservancy, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and other groups to highlight the successes of the Land and Water Conser… Continue Reading

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