Biography Of Richard Burr

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Richard Burr is a Republican and senior United States senator of North Carolina. He assumed office on January 3rd of 2005 and was re-elected in 2010. Burr was born in Charlottesville, Virginia but graduated high school and college in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Prior to his appointment as senator, Burr attempted without success to secure the election to the 103rd Congress in 1992. He was successful in 1995 and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing North Carolina’s 5th district for four successive congresses. Before his time in elected office Burr worked for 17 years as a sales manager for Carswell Distributing Company, a supplier of consumer and commercial grade lawn and garden equipment. Burr is presently a board member of Brenner Children’s Hospital, a board member of Idealliance – a mixed interest group working to expand a research park in North Carolina’s …show more content…

Additionally, he is the chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee and has served in the Committee on Finance, as well as, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and also member of the following subcommittees: • The Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure • The Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic growth • The Subcommittee on Health Care • The Subcommittee on Children and Families • The Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security Richard Burr’s voting record shows that he is aligned squarely with most right wing conservatives. He has been responsible for reaching many decisions during his 10 years as Senator and has weighed in on many controversial topics which include

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