Richard Burr was born in 1955 and is currently serving as the senior United States Senator from North Carolina. Senator Burr’s seat will be up for election in 2022.
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Burr served five terms in the House representing North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District. He ran a successful campaign to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate in 2004 and was reelected in 2010 and 2016.
Senator Burr is currently the Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence. He also serves on the Finance Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee; and on the Special Committee on Aging.
Below is Senator Burr’s voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.
Senator Burr opposed the Iran nuclear deal. He opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity. Senator Burr cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act and the Combating BDS Act, two bills that aimed to fight discriminatory boycotts of Israel.
In 2019, Senator Burr voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.
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Opposed the Iran nuclear deal https://www.burr.senate.gov/press/releases/burr-on-iran-deal-american-people-arent-buying-into-bad-deal-
Voted For the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act of 2019 https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=116&session=1&vote=00016
Cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/720/cosponsors
Opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and supported the two-state solution https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-resolution/6/cosponsors