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%) Taxation (11%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Health (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

Key Votes

Burr’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 719: TSA Office of Inspection Accountability Act of 2015
Sep 30, 2015. Motion Agreed to.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2005 to Dec 2016, Burr missed 99 of 3,636 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

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: