A Strong Start to 2018

Senator Richard Burr
2018-01-13 07:24:34
Richard Burr, US Senator North Carolina id="content_main"> *A Strong Start to 2018* It's been a busy first two weeks of the New Year, and it's been great to get back to work for the people of North Carolina. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is already racking up benefits with pledges by numerous companies to give bonuses, raise wages, or reduce utility rates. We've confirmed four more district court judges, an Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and we've made progress on reauthorizing a key national security tool to keep Americans safe. There's much to be done, but this is a promising start to 2018. The House of Representatives also overwhelmingly passed legislation to reauthorize a key tool to protect Americans at home and abroad. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is critical to the Intelligence Community's understanding of terrorists, cyber criminals, and foreign intelligence services. This bill passed the House by nearly 100 votes, and I hope to pass this in the Senate next week before its authority expires. We'll also need to fund the government and come to a consensus on funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, I'm confident Congress will come together to find a solution. As the New Year begins, I'm more thankful than ever to be your United States Senator. P.S. I've launched an Instagram account! If you haven't already, come follow me @SenatorBurr [link 1]for more photos and fewer socks.
January 13, 2018

A Strong Start to 2018

 

It's been a busy first two weeks of the New Year, and it's been great to get back to work for the people of North Carolina. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is already racking up benefits with pledges by numerous companies to give bonuses, raise wages, or reduce utility rates. We've confirmed four more district court judges, an Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and we've made progress on reauthorizing a key national security tool to keep Americans safe. There's much to be done, but this is a promising start to 2018.

 

The House of Representatives also overwhelmingly passed legislation to reauthorize a key tool to protect Americans at home and abroad. Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is critical to the Intelligence Community's understanding of terrorists, cyber criminals, and foreign intelligence services. This bill passed the House by nearly 100 votes, and I hope to pass this in the Senate next week before its authority expires.

 

We'll also need to fund the government and come to a consensus on funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). However, I'm confident Congress will come together to find a solution. As the New Year begins, I'm more thankful than ever to be your United States Senator.

 

P.S. I've launched an Instagram account! If you haven't already, come follow me for more photos and fewer socks.

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