2014 CONGRESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS DINNER
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ABOUT SENATOR RICHARD BURR
Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994, Richard served five terms in the House and is currently serving North Carolina in his second term in the U.S. Senate. He is a vocal advocate for our men and women in the military and their families, and for the growing population of veterans across North Carolina.
In the Senate, Richard serves as Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee where he works to improve the quality of health care and services our nation's veterans receive. He also sits on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, the Intelligence Committee and the Finance Committee.
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ABOUT SENATOR JOE MANCHIN
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin was sworn into the U.S. Senate on Nov. 15, 2010 to fill the seat left vacant by the late Senator Robert C. Byrd. For Senator Manchin, serving as West Virginia’s Senator is truly an honor and a privilege.
He began his tenure as West Virginia’s governor in January 2005. Governor Manchin has approved millions of dollars in tax relief for West Virginia’s citizens and businesses, fixed the state’s workers’ compensation system, established the first comprehensive teacher pay package in more than 15 years and dramatically decreased the state’s debt. In six years, more than $13 billion in business investments were made, and West Virginia was often cited nationally for its strong fiscal management. During his term as Governor, he worked closely with Republicans and Democrats to cut taxes, reduce regulations, attract record investments, create new jobs and expand vital social services for seniors and the poor, all while leaving the state with budget surpluses every year.
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ABOUT THOMAS R. KUHN
Thomas R. Kuhn, President of the Edison Electric Institute
Mr. Kuhn is President of the Edison Electric Institute, the association of investor-owned electric companies whose members generate and distribute approximately three-quarters of the nation's electricity. In addition, EEI has a growing affiliate membership of utilities worldwide. Mr. Kuhn joined the Institute in 1985 as executive vice president, was named chief operating officer in 1988 and elected president in 1990.
Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Kuhn was president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, which subsequently merged with the Nuclear Energy Institute. The Council represented virtually all of the companies in the commercial nuclear power industry. He joined the Council in 1975 as vice president, government affairs, and became president in 1983.
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