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GOP senator slams VA for slow response to veterans' disability claims

GOP senator slams VA for slow response to veterans' disability claims

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., slammed the Obama administration Saturday for a backlog of veterans' claims, saying the delays "have real life implications."

Coburn, Burr oppose government shutdown to fight ACA

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said Friday attempts by congressional Republicans to defund the Affordable Care Act are "dishonest" and cannot succeed.
Parents of bombing suspects to come to U.S.

Parents of bombing suspects to come to U.S.

BOSTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Parents of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects agreed Wednesday to come to the United States to assist in the investigation, a Russian police official says.
Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

Obama, Ryan, Van Hollen to meet for lunch

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- President Obama's outreach to congressional Republicans includes a lunch with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate.

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Obama to meet congressional caucuses

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will go to Capitol Hill next week to talk with lawmakers in both parties about his legislative priorities, the White House said Wednesday.
Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

Brennan: Drone strikes 'last resort'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's pick to head the CIA, told a Senate panel Thursday using lethal force against foreign terrorists is only a "last resort."
Republican rips into vets jobs bill

Republican rips into vets jobs bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A senior Republican U.S. senator Wednesday dismissed a veterans jobs bill put forward by Democrats as just political posturing.
Camp Lejeune healthcare measure blocked

Camp Lejeune healthcare measure blocked

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- A senator blocked a bill that would provide healthcare to Marine veterans and their families for illnesses caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
GOP senators float tax credit idea

GOP senators float tax credit idea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday he and other Senate Republicans prefer a tax credit instead of an extension of the payroll tax cut.
GOP slams record U.S. unemployment

GOP slams record U.S. unemployment

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The stubborn U.S. unemployment rate and duration is the fault of Democrats, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Saturday in his party's weekly media address.

Tea Partier ousts Democrat from N.C. seat

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican Renee Ellmers, a Tea Party candidate, claimed victory in North Carolina's 2nd district Tuesday over seven-term incumbent Rep. Bob Etheridge.

Burr wins in N.C.; opponent undetermined

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Burr easily won the GOP nomination in North Carolina's primary election Tuesday, but his Democratic opponent was still up in the air.
Politics 2010: Dems hope to steal a win in North Carolina

Politics 2010: Dems hope to steal a win in North Carolina

Democrats are eying freshman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., as a potential political victim on Election Day in November.
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Senators ask for Camp Lejeune water study

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators says the Navy should carry out a $1.8 million study of tainted drinking water at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
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Richard Mauze Burr (born November 30, 1955) is the senior United States Senator from North Carolina. A Republican, Burr represented North Carolina's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for five terms, and was elected to represent North Carolina as a U.S. Senator in the 2004 election. He defeated the Democratic Party nominee, former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, in the open seat contest. With the 2008 election of Kay Hagan (D), Burr became North Carolina's senior senator. He defeated NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall in 2010 to win reelection to a second term.

Burr was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Martha (née Gillum) and Rev. David Horace Burr, a minister. He graduated from Richard J. Reynolds High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 1974 and earned a B.A. from Wake Forest University in 1978. Burr was on the football team at both Reynolds High School and Wake Forest. Burr lettered for the Demon Deacons during the 1974 and 1975 seasons; however, the team went winless in ACC play during his tenure. He is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity.

Prior to running for Congress, Burr worked for 17 years as a sales manager for Carswell Distributing Company, a distributor of lawn equipment. Burr is currently a board member of Brenner Children's Hospital, as well as of the group Idealliance - a group of local, academic, and government officials working to expand North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad Research Park,

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