Legislative Update from Senator Richard Burr

Senator Richard Burr
2013-07-26 14:34:14
Richard Burr, US Senator North Carolina After much hard work, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act on Wednesday of this week by a vote of 81-18.� This bipartisan solution helps ensure access and affordability for all students seeking to improve their lives through higher education. I am very pleased that we were able to work together to come to an agreement that is fair, sustainable, and effective.� This legislation will lower interest rates for 100% of students and families who have taken out, or will take out, a new federal student loan after July 1, 2013. �To read the my full statement, click here [link 1]. � [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/FoxandFriendsRB.jpg] [link 2] Click here [link 3] to watch my appearance on Fox and Friends with Senator Manchin from Thursday, July 25, 2013 as we discuss our bipartisan student loan legislation. � This week the Committee on Veterans� Affairs passed key pieces of legislation aimed at providing those veterans who have selflessly given themselves to defend our freedoms the benefits and services they need and deserve.� The different components of these pieces of legislation include extending eligibility for health care to an additional group of individuals who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune; allowing more veterans to use their military training to obtain a license or credential needed for a civilian occupation; ending the unfair process that strips veterans and their families of their Second Amendment rights, and more.� Read the full list and summaries here. [link 4] Lastly, I know many of you are concerned about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the negative impacts this train-wreck of a law will have on your lives.� I share your concerns and am committed to repealing and defunding the law in its entirety.� That said, I do not feel that threatening to shut down the entire government until this law is defunded is the best strategy to achieve our shared goal.� To read my full blog post, click here [link 5]. ������� Sincerely, [image = burr.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/sig_block.gif] ������� Richard Burr Tell a Friend* Survey/Question [survey] E-mail Updates* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/images/clickherebtn.gif] [link 6] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-facebook-like.png] [link 7] [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-twitter-tweet.png] [link 8] [image = burr.enews.senate.gov/common/images/sn-linkedin-share.png] [link 9]
July 26, 2013

After much hard work, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act on Wednesday of this week by a vote of 81-18.  This bipartisan solution helps ensure access and affordability for all students seeking to improve their lives through higher education. I am very pleased that we were able to work together to come to an agreement that is fair, sustainable, and effective.  This legislation will lower interest rates for 100% of students and families who have taken out, or will take out, a new federal student loan after July 1, 2013.  To read the my full statement, click here.

 

Click here to watch my appearance on Fox and Friends with Senator Manchin from Thursday, July 25, 2013 as we discuss our bipartisan student loan legislation.

 

This week the Committee on Veterans� Affairs passed key pieces of legislation aimed at providing those veterans who have selflessly given themselves to defend our freedoms the benefits and services they need and deserve.  The different components of these pieces of legislation include extending eligibility for health care to an additional group of individuals who were exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune; allowing more veterans to use their military training to obtain a license or credential needed for a civilian occupation; ending the unfair process that strips veterans and their families of their Second Amendment rights, and more.  Read the full list and summaries here.

Lastly, I know many of you are concerned about the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the negative impacts this train-wreck of a law will have on your lives.  I share your concerns and am committed to repealing and defunding the law in its entirety.  That said, I do not feel that threatening to shut down the entire government until this law is defunded is the best strategy to achieve our shared goal.  To read my full blog post, click here.

        Sincerely,

        Richard Burr

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