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:
- Chairman, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
- Senate Committee on Finance
- Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Burr was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- 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.
- S. 3074 (111th): A bill to provide that Members of Congress shall not receive a cost of living adjustment in pay during fiscal year 2011.
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Burr sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (45%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Taxation (11%) Health (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Education (6%) Families (5%) International Affairs (5%)
Some of Burr’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 896: A bill to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
- S.Res. 133: A resolution congratulating the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team for ...
- S.Res. 127: A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Take Our Daughters and Sons ...
- S.Res. 112: A resolution designating April 5, 2017, as “Gold Star Wives Day”.
- S. 818: ABLE to Work Act of 2017
- S. 758: Janey Ensminger Act of 2017
- S.Res. 103: A resolution designating March 29, 2017, as “Vietnam Veterans Day”.
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|Burr’s Vote||Vote Description|
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.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
S. 601 (113th): Water Resources Development Act of 2013
May 15, 2013. Bill Passed 83/14.
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 Apr 2017, Burr missed 99 of 3,759 roll call votes, which is 2.6%. 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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