Sen. Richard Burr recently had a major D.C fund raiser, perhaps punching a hole in rumors that he will not seek a third term in 2016.
There had been some speculation that this would be the Winston-Salem Republican's last term and that U.S. Rep. George Holding would run for his seat in 2016.
But Burr likely will cool that talk for a while. He recently held a major fund raiser at the D.C. Home of lobbyist John Milne, with the cost ranging from $2,000 to $500. Milne is a veteran lobbyist with mCapital Management which represents such clients as Las Vegas Pauite Tribe, CalPortland Company, Corcoran Associates, and Celanese Corp.
Among those attending the fund raiser were House Speaker John Boehner, one of Burr's best friends in D.C., Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa.
Burr meanwhile, has been busy this week. He introduced the Careers for Veterans Act, a bill that would make licenses and credentials in their chosen fields more accessible to veterans and their families.
Among other things, the bill would require the Office of Personnel Management to coordinate with federal agencies and departments to hire 10,000 veterans to fill existing vacancies over the next five years.
It would also direct states to set up a program to administer exams to each veteran seeking a license or credential without requiring they undergo training or apprenticeship if they receive a satisfactory score on completion of the exam and have 10 years of experience in a military occupation similar to the civilian specialty.
He also introduced a resolution designating April 5 as Gold Star Wives Day honoring widows of of fallen military members.