Richard Burr http://wunc.org en Burr Vs. Vets: A Battle Of Official Statements http://wunc.org/post/burr-vs-vets-battle-official-statements <p>The official statement might be the most passive aggressive technique in politics. And right now, there's a lot of passive aggression in the world of veterans affairs.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:24:04 +0000 Eric Mennel 36257 at http://wunc.org Burr Vs. Vets: A Battle Of Official Statements Annual Economic Forecast Forum In RTP Looks At Financial Future Of NC http://wunc.org/post/annual-economic-forecast-forum-rtp-looks-financial-future-nc <p></p><p></p><p>More than 1,000 leaders in business, government, education and non-profits are gathering this morning in Research Triangle Park for the 12th&nbsp;annual Economic Forecast Forum.</p><p>This year’s speakers will include Kelly King, the head of BB&amp;T; Senator Richard Burr and Governor Pat McCrory.</p><p>The North Carolina Chamber is one of the event’s program sponsors. Chamber President and CEO Lew Ebert says the year ahead looks bright.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28455 at http://wunc.org Annual Economic Forecast Forum In RTP Looks At Financial Future Of NC NC Republican Congressional Delegation Splits On Strategy http://wunc.org/post/nc-republican-congressional-delegation-splits-strategy <p>North Carolina’s congressional delegation has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as Democrats and Republicans in Washington have argued over shutting down the government, the Affordable Care Act, and raising the debt ceiling.&nbsp;</p><p>The idea for the shutdown came from Republican Representative Mark Meadows of the Eleventh District, whose aim was to try to dismantle Obamacare. But not all the Republican members of the North Carolina delegation agreed with the tactic.</p> Sat, 19 Oct 2013 11:57:18 +0000 Jessica Jones 24387 at http://wunc.org NC Republican Congressional Delegation Splits On Strategy Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria http://wunc.org/post/where-north-carolina-s-congressional-members-stand-syria <p>Several of North Carolina’s members of Congress have issued statements about&nbsp; U.S. involvement in Syria. The statements follow <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/30/217232508/read-u-s-intelligence-assessment-on-syria">a chemical weapons attack which the U.S. says was carried out by the Assad regime in Damascus on August 21</a>. More than 1,400 people were reported killed in the attack.</p><p>Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, as well as several Representatives have made the following statements. We'll update this post with additional statements as they come in.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:30:36 +0000 Laura Candler 21871 at http://wunc.org Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria Sequestration Cuts Cast Shadow Over Defense Trade Show http://wunc.org/post/sequestration-cuts-cast-shadow-over-defense-trade-show <p>Aspiring defense contractors are in Fayetteville for this year's annual <a href="http://www.ncmbc.us/2013DTS.php">Defense and Economic Development Trade Show</a>.&nbsp; Companies will be at <a href="http://www.faytechcc.edu/">Fayetteville Technical Community College</a> to network with military and political figures and to see demonstrations of advances in combat equipment.<br><br>This year, federal sequestration cuts have brought questions from vendors about the level of military participation.&nbsp; Scott Dorney is executive director of the <a href="http://www.ncmbc.us/index.php">North Carolina Military Business Center</a>.&nbsp; He says business are coming to this year's show looking to partner up.<br><br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:45:33 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20261 at http://wunc.org Sequestration Cuts Cast Shadow Over Defense Trade Show NC Lawmakers Take Center Stage In Student Loan Debate http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-take-center-stage-student-loan-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The issue of rising interest rates on government subsidized student loans wasn’t a topic on most people’s minds until about a year ago. That’s when <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4">President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage at </a></span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4">UNC-Chapel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4"> Hill’s Memorial Auditorium and “slow-jammed the news”</a> with late show host Jimmy Fallon.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:58 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18858 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Take Center Stage In Student Loan Debate Hagan Votes 'Yes', Burr Votes 'No' On Immigration Reform http://wunc.org/post/hagan-votes-yes-burr-votes-no-immigration-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Senator Kay Hagan was among the supporters helping to pass an immigration reform plan proposed by a bipartisan group of her colleagues.&nbsp; The </span><a href="/post/senate-approves-sweeping-immigration-overhaul-final-vote" style="line-height: 1.5;">Senate voted 68-32 in favor of the bill introduced by the Senate's so-called 'Gang of Eight'</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as a way to provide a path to citizenship for more than 11 million people who entered the country illegally.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hagan says she spoke with many North Carolinians who urged her to support the bill and said it will benefit the nation on several fronts.</span><br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:25:23 +0000 Gurnal Scott 18016 at http://wunc.org Hagan Votes 'Yes', Burr Votes 'No' On Immigration Reform NC Farmers Wait For Details Of Federal Farm Bill http://wunc.org/post/nc-farmers-wait-details-federal-farm-bill <p>Farmers in North Carolina and around the country are keeping their eyes on Washington, where <a href="http://agriculture.house.gov/farmbill">Congress is crafting a new Farm Bill</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The Senate's version cuts more than $2 billion in agricultural spending per year, but includes about $100 billion in subsides over the next five years.&nbsp; President Obama has asked Senators to find more ways to save money, including cuts to a farm insurance program. Wed, 22 May 2013 15:31:52 +0000 Will Michaels 15786 at http://wunc.org NC Farmers Wait For Details Of Federal Farm Bill NC Senator Calls For More Financial Oversight Of Universities http://wunc.org/post/nc-senator-calls-more-financial-oversight-universities <p>Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) says she's co-sponsoring a bill that would prohibit colleges from using federal grants for their advertising budgets.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Sen. Hagan and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) presented the proposal Tuesday.&nbsp; They say higher education institutes need more financial oversight to ensure responsible spending.&nbsp; Sen. Hagan said the measure will prevent for-profit colleges in particular from recruiting people who might end up deep in debt.<br><br>"Use your taxpayer dollars on education, improving education outcomes for students," Hagan said.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:26:09 +0000 Will Michaels 11929 at http://wunc.org NC Senator Calls For More Financial Oversight Of Universities NC US Senators Say Close Tax Loopholes http://wunc.org/post/nc-us-senators-say-close-tax-loopholes <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">North Carolina’s two US Senators agree eliminating tax loopholes should be part of the equation as congress works to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 5445 at http://wunc.org