Richard Mauze Burr, a Republican, is the senior senator from North Carolina. He was previously a member of the U. S. House of Representatives and currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee.
Senator Burr is also a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Senate Finance Committee, and the Senate Committee on Aging. His colleague, Senator Thom Tillis, is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Veterans Affairs Committee, and the Special Committee on Aging. Representative David Price is a part of the Appropriations Committee, the House Budget Committee, the Homeland Security Subcommittee, the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee, and chairs the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and the House Democracy Association.Senator Burr has been recognized for his work in North Carolina communities by Governor Roy Cooper who presented him with the Longleaf Pine Order. He was also honored by Duke in DC alongside Duke orientation groups and U.
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. Richard Mauze Burr was born on November 30th 1955 in Charlottesville, Virginia. During his re-election campaign in 2016 he was attacked by ads from the Senate Republican National Committee (NRSC) for being too liberal for North Carolina due to his career with the American Civil Liberties Union. The lack of support from President-elect Donald Trump and Governor Pat McCrory's unpopular stance on North Carolina's “bathroom bill” further complicated Burr's path to re-election.