Sen. Richard Burr

Senator from North Carolina, Republican

Burr, a Republican, has been a senator from North Carolina since Jan 4, 2005 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district (1995-2004).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Burr has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Burr is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Burr for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Richard Burr sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Burr sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (11%) Taxation (11%) Education (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Burr’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2005 to Sep 2016, Burr missed 99 of 3,631 roll call votes, which is 2.7%. This is worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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