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Senator Burr Replaces Senator Ensign on Budget Committee

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) has been selected by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to replace Senator John Ensign (R-NV) on the Senate Finance Committee.  Senator Burr will leave his seat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee in order take his seat on the Finance Committee.  Senator Burr is currently serving in his second term as Senator, having been elected in 2004, and reelected in 2010.  Information on Senator Burr is available at http://burr.senate.gov/public/ The Finance Committee has general jurisdiction on matters, among others, relating to: taxation and other revenue measures generally; bonded debt of the United States; deposit of public moneys; general revenue sharing; health programs under the Social Security Act, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other health and human services programs financed by a specific tax or trust fund; and national social security. The Finance Committee has long been considered a "super-A" committee and is one of the most sought after assignments in the Senate. In a written statement concerning his appointment to the committee, Senator Burr commented on many of the issues facing the finance committee; "many of these laws and regulations have become so burdensome and complex that they are choking our nation’s economy, hampering job creation, and drowning our country in debt." NRHA congratulates Senator Burr on his appointment and looks forward to working with him in the future.

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