PoliticalNews.me - Dec 29,2010 - Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) issued the following statement on the vote to repeal Donít Ask Donít Tell:
ďGiven the generational transition that has taken place in our nation, I feel that this policy is outdated and repeal is inevitable. However, I remain convinced that the timing of this change is wrong, and making such a shift in policy at a time when we have troops deployed in active combat areas does not take into consideration the seriousness of the situation on the ground. But, the vote this morning to invoke cloture on this bill indicated that the broader Senate was prepared to move forward with a change, and despite my concerns over timing, my conclusion is that repealing Donít Ask Donít Tell is the right thing to do
About Senator Burr:On January 4, 2005, Richard Burr was sworn-in to serve North Carolina in the United States Senate.
Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Richard is committed to promoting job growth by working to restore a vibrant economic environment in North Carolina. He is a vocal advocate for our men and women in the military and their families, and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina.
In the Senate, Richard serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee where he works to improve the quality of health care and service our nation's veterans receive. He also sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; and the Intelligence Committee.
The son of a minister, Richard and his family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina when he was a young child. After graduating from Wake Forest University, he began his career far from the halls of Congress by spending seventeen years in business with Carswell Distributing, a wholesale commercial products company.
He currently serves as a Board Member of Brenner Childrenís Hospital.