Read our 2016 Report Card for Burr.
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)
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 19 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. 1778 (113th): Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013
- S. 242 (113th): Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013
- S. 1959 (112th): Haqqani Network Terrorist Designation Act of 2012
- S.J.Res. 32 (111th): A joint resolution recognizing the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War and reaffirming the United States-Korea alliance.
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 (42%) Taxation (12%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) 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. 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 ...
- S. 1095: A bill to ensure that the Secretary of the Interior collaborates fully with ...
- S. 1072: Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2017
- S. 1062: FDA Reporting Transparency and Accountability Act
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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 Aug 2017, Burr missed 108 of 3,830 roll call votes, which is 2.8%. This is worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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