Sen. Richard Burr

Republican  •  North Carolina  •  2nd Term  •  Sworn In 2005
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  • Anonymous 02/13/2008 11:31am

    Those who vote for unconstitutional warrentless wiretaps and vote to protect the criminals that violate our privacy are not worthy of the position they hold. It’s impossible to justify undermining the very essence of our constitution in order to protect it. Another sell out.

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    mikeusctr 11/02/2009 3:33am

    Get used to the wiretaps! What I’m concerned about is whether Mr. Burr is going to take the checking account route on this health care bill. Here in NC we have come to realize the game the health industry has been playing with the public option. NC residents want the public option. I can’t wait to see how he votes on this bill. Michael Moore has promised us all the help we need to vote these people out who side with the health industry and not the residents of NC. We are waiting to see his vote.This bill is needed in NC. Not all people who qualify for medicaid want it. My health insurance is almost 300. a week, and were tired of it. My family told me about this website and they are monitoring Mr. Burrs votes because they live in his district. So well have to wait and see.

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    LadyD53 11/14/2009 2:23am

    Let’s make it clear, not all NC residents want the public option. Not all residents of NC are of the mindset that “TAXPAYERS” should take care of them from the womb to the tomb. Many believe that it is a personal responsibility to pay your mortgage, rent, health insurance, car insurance, telephone bill not Washington’s purpose to take that which your neighbor makes and saves and pay YOUR bills. Where do you think the money comes from? Washington has no business in the health care industry.. PERIOD! One needs only to look to the Post Office, Social Security and Medicare to see where Washington at the helm will get us. By the way, the PUBLIC OPTION does not mean the entire public, Washington does not include itself in “our” retirement (social security) program, do you honestly believe they will buddy down with the public option. Some folks have money for what they “WANT” not what they “NEED” – they NEED health care – they HAVE cable.

  • Anonymous 05/12/2008 9:56pm

    I have recently read Obama’s Senate Bill 2433. What a scam on the American taxpayer. How can our government expect the taxpayers to give up .7% of the American GNP to the UN when the economy is in a near depression. Bush’s War is costing billions every month for the taxpayers to pay which will go on for decades to come! The Chinese own this country through the Treasury Notes our government is selling to finance his war and you are going along with it. Every American currently owes the Chinese nearly $5,000.00 because of this practice!!! The Chinese are building the largest, most, sophisticated, super-quiet submarine force in the world all from the products we purchase at Wal marts, Dollar General, etc. which you and Senator Dole seem to agree with. A force made up of submarines better than the one christen a few days ago in Wilmington (USS NC 777)! I am not a fly-by-night individual…I am a retired individual who has worked hard for the betterment of his community, state,(NC) and country (vet also) and it makes me sick when I see people who go to Washington with a promise to the voter to follow the Constitution and introduce bills such as 2433. I have voted in every election since I turned 21 (except during tour in USN). Today, I am beginning to feel that it was and is a waste of my time. How much more can we take!! The people who do pay taxes can’t carry the world much farther along with those in this country who do not want to work (no such thing as unemployment…one must ask himself the question….why are all these illegal Mexicans here!) as well as those who are here illegally having one child behind the other. What a mess this country is in!!!!! It is time for all Americans to vote any incumbent out of office. Our representive government is not a retirement center for worn-out politicians (example: Ted Kennedy and many more, both, Republicans and Democrats). It is also not a place for those with radical ideas such as Barrack Obama and others!

    A very concerned NC citizen who “loves” his country!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous 06/27/2008 6:10am
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    Thanks! for voting nay on S 3101 (Medicare Competitive Bidding Delay)…lets just turn this country into a socialistic society. Do you realize that by allowing competitive bidding you are making large companies get bigger and shutting down thousands of smaller Durable Medical Equipment companies, thus thousands of jobs have been lost. Medicare recipients have not been educated on this issue and are in for a scare. Thanks again….greed and money= US government!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • judyvillecco 09/05/2008 8:16pm

    With so much crime in your state against military women more must be done. Educate yourself. see

  • Anonymous 02/06/2009 9:08am

    I don’t agree with this stimulus package at all. It is just another way of selling this country down the drain. I have lost almost all of my savings because of the greed and mismanagement of many companies. I don’t see anyone wonting to pay me back. This country is in big trouble and you can’t fix it by spending more money, especially money we don’t have. Until you bring back industry and manufactoring to this country…things will not change.

  • EWALTER58 02/12/2009 11:47am

    H.R. 45 the new gun control bill written by Senator Bobby Rush from Illinois, they have basically the same system now in Illinois but yet they have some of highest crime rate in the city of Chicago they just don’t get it. IT DOSE NOT WORK. The bill outlaws concealed carry, laws already on the books, protection of your home by having a loaded weapon in your home to protect your family. It has redundant provisions and laws that are already on the books that do not get enforced Our country needs to stop protecting the criminals and those who don’t feel they have to follow the laws of the state or federal government. The people of our nation do not want more gun laws; they want the criminals to know they will be held accountable for the crimes they commit. Is this the change our new President speaks of?

  • noseknows 02/28/2009 12:34pm

    I am tired of the GOP not taking any credit for the mess that we are in and the GOP congress being 100% critical of the president is just not statistically possible except by way of a concentrated effort to cause the economy to fail and then put the blame of the person who has been here for 5 weeks. If there is disagreement with parts of the budget then go in and argue the parts not agreed with. Stop the blanket fear tactics and blanket disagreement. I thought the American dream died a long time ago and now I am empowered to believe that the American dream is possible again. I have believed for a long time that my child’s future is bleak and now I do not. Why the billions given to the banks and only a spit of an argument against that bailout for appearance sake. But when it comes to the low to middle income taxpayer getting a break, here come all the destructive fear tactics all over again.

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    zachjoh 04/25/2010 5:21pm

    You are 100% right! I cannot stand it when the GOP throws out words like “Socialist” to scare people, despite the fact that not US Socialist party likes Obama or the healthcare bill.

  • JoanBottcher 03/24/2009 5:49am
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    Did you read this socialist bill telling us how, when and where we can volunteer. This is Germany in the making. Tell me if your read this bill full (H111-1388), then ask yourself WHY you would have put this expense on the taxpayers to pay for this socialistic bill. Government should not be in the business of telling its people what to do, we are to tell you what to do as our elected representative and this is a bad vote on your part and on the parts of all those that voted for this bill.

  • kythera 04/23/2009 1:18pm

    Time To Put The Brakes On The Cybersecurity Act
    Jason Lee Miller

    Please read:

    I think it says it all, if this legislation is considered, PLEASE vote NO!

  • patrickdsnyder 06/23/2009 8:10am

    I want to voice my opposition to H.R.45 Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. When one amendment of the Constitution can be legislated away, then all of them are subject to the same treatment. I see this bill as an underhanded attack on my rights guaranteed by the constitution. All this bill will do is empower criminals while it limits the ability of honest citizens to protect themselves and enjoy hunting and target shooting. The end result will be a whole new class of criminals, who the day before were law abiding citizens. The criminals themselves won’t be deterred in the least.

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  • upsetnc 03/21/2010 7:17pm
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    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU….for voting against the Health Care Bill tonight!!!!

  • sky4deb 03/23/2010 8:04am
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    thank you for listening to your people and voting against the health care bill…

  • zachjoh 04/25/2010 5:18pm

    Please do not put this man back in office. He kept his campaign promise: he voted with Bush every time and the last thing we need now is another Bush-minded Congressman who stands up for big business. I say remove all members from congress who voted with Bush’s agenda more than 60% from office!

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  • Revolution 06/28/2010 7:13pm

    You are a disgrace to your country and should be embarrassed to have the UNITED STATES in front of your title.4th of July is upon us-it reminds us of history and how the people can come together to make a difference.I hope you and your family meet the same outcome as the 15,000,000+ unemployed.You turned your back on the Citizens by playing games and stupid antics.Assistance needs to be offered to ease the minds of the families and allow continued dignity no matter the cost. You spend OUR money like water and the American people MUST and SHOULD be priority one!
    “As good government is an empire of laws, how shall your laws be made? In a large society,inhabiting an extensive country,it is impossible that the whole should assemble to make laws. The first necessary step, then,is to depute power from the many to a few of the most wise and good.”
    John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
    Obviously we dont have the few wise and good in the senate-but we have the power to change that.

  • chbg1921 06/28/2010 9:37pm

    I am asking to please get something done about the unemployment extension. I just ran out of benefits today…I have worked non-stop until 2008 when my shop closed. This is ridiculous that I have to sit down and figure out how I am going to feed my son. I have a degree and the skills to aquire a job, the only problem is there aren’t any jobs. Come on now, please tell me how I am going to pay to keep a roof over my child’s head and feed him? Can you answer that? Oh I forgot you already showed your concern for the american people with your NAY vote.

  • pelmof 06/29/2010 5:35am

    Dear Senator Burr,
    S.3520 needs to be passed immediately. There are 15 million Americans who are “unemployed through no fault of their own,” and who are also frantically attempting to find new jobs that do not exist. The majority of these 15 million have a family dependent upon their income, so that increases the number to possibly 30 or even 45 million Americans who are in imminent danger of losing everything. When this happens, the financial and moral ramifications for this country will be dire indeed. I’ll say it again— S.3520 needs to be passed immediately! Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

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  • ashtonbeth 07/15/2010 11:52am

    Senator Burr:
    I am just one more appalled constituent on this website who stand in disbelief that you have voted NAY to passing a bill on the Unemployment Extension. How DARE you ignore your constituents in their darkest hour! Many of us have been gainfully employed all of our lives until we were laid off through no fault of our own. I have a four year degree as well as additional education, and the jobs that are advertised in NC are either for PHDs or for people with little education. Our state continues to have one of the worst unemployment rates in this country – what are YOU doing to attract decent employers to this state? When you sit down for the next opportunity to vote, I hope that you will think about all of the people who got you elected and the people suffering in this state that don’t deserve to suffer. To turn your back on NC citizens now is just unacceptable. You’re simply assuring more future wins for the Dems.

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217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3154
Fax: 202-228-2981


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