Burr, a Republican, is a senator from North Carolina and has served since Jan 4, 2005. Burr is next up for reelection in 2022.
He was previously the representative for North Carolina's 5th congressional district (1995-2004).
Read our 2016 Report Card for Burr.
Burr is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Burr has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Richard Burr sits on the following committees:
- Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Burr was the primary sponsor of 21 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 133: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
- S. 2854 (114th): Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016
- S. 3055 (114th): Department of Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Reauthorization Act of 2016
- S. 2055 (114th): Medical Countermeasure Innovation Act of 2016
- S. 1077 (114th): Advancing Breakthrough Devices for Patients Act of 2016
- S. 754 (114th): Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015
- S. 1705 (114th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Burr sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Taxation (13%) Government Operations and Politics (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Health (7%) Education (7%) International Affairs (6%) Transportation and Public Works (5%)
Some of Burr’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2225: A bill to reauthorize the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
- S. 2010: FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act of 2017
- S. 1790: Boost Saving for College Act
- S. 1761: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
- S. 1643: Ensuring Integrity in the IRS Workforce Act of 2017
- S.Res. 229: A resolution recognizing the contributions of the Montagnard indigenous tribespeople of the Central ...
- S.Res. 215: A resolution designating July 14, 2017, as Collector Car Appreciation Day and recognizing ...
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H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.R. 719: TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015
Sep 30, 2015. Motion Agreed to 78/20.
This was a vote to add to H.R. 719 provisions to keep the government funded through December 11, 2015. With this vote, the Senate approved continued funding levels and sent the revised measure back to the House.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
S. 1619 (112th): Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011
Oct 11, 2011. Bill Passed 63/35.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
H.R. 2419 (110th): Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Dec 14, 2007. Bill Passed 79/14.
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–234, H.R. 2419, 122 Stat. 923, enacted May 22, 2008, also known as the 2008 U.S. Farm Bill) was a $288 billion, five-year agricultural policy bill that was passed into law by the United States Congress ...
H.R. 1495 (110th): Water Resources Development Act of 2007
Sep 24, 2007. Conference Report Agreed to 81/12.
From Jan 2005 to Dec 2017, Burr missed 109 of 3,960 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is worse than the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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