WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation to posthumously award Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley the Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor. “Emmett Till’s brutal murder, and his grieving mother Mamie’s incredible courage and resolve in its aftermath, galvanized the Civil Rights movement and changed…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr joined with Representatives David Price (NC-04) and Ted Budd (NC-13) to lead a bipartisan coalition of Senators and House members to introduce a bill to rename the air traffic control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport after the late-Sen. Kay Hagan. They were joined by Sens.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) voted in support of additional, targeted relief for American families, businesses, and schools still struggling during the current coronavirus pandemic. After the much-needed funding was blocked by Senate Democrats, Senator Burr released the following statement: “For months, Republicans have sought to work across the aisle to…

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by Wendy Rouse Jackson Pursuing clean energy and upholding conservative principles are not contradictory goals; in fact, the two are quite complementary. Saving energy, reducing our reliance on foreign resources and protecting taxpayers — all benefits of domestic clean energy production — align perfectly with the fiscal goals of conservativism. So does supporting existing clean…

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by Lindsay Marchello Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Standardized testing: Little Timmy still has to attend school for standardized tests, regardless of whether he’s enrolled in a virtual school. The state and federal government waived testing…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area (BRNHA) Reauthorization Act of 2020, legislation to extend the authorization of BRNHA through 2036. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) introduced similar in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. “The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area plays…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Richard Burr (R-NC) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging the consideration of policies that will bolster jobs and innovation across the clean energy economy…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday to expand small business and non-profits’ access to federal COVID-19 relief. The bipartisan Employer Assistance Coordination Act would allow eligible small employers to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program and claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit to help keep…

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