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Key Senate Race Watch – North Carolina Manufacturers: Which Senate Candidate Are YOU Voting For in November?


Senator Richard Burr, a Republican, is a current North Carolina senior U.S. Senator. Previously, he represented North Carolina’s 5th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, he worked for Carswell Distributing.  

Deborah Ross, a Democrat, is a lawyer. Prior to running for election to the U.S. Senate, she was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly, representing the 38th district. She served five terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives. 

Below are Senator Burr’s and Ross’s history and position on a few priority issues for manufacturers:

Health Care: Burr voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and believes that the health care law has created damaging trends and higher health care costs for Americans.

Ross supports the ACA, but has expressed the need to improve it and build upon it, rather than spend time on repeal efforts.

Burr co-sponsored legislation to repeal the medical device tax, a provision of the ACA, and Ross has also expressed support for repealing the tax.

Infrastructure: Burr voted in support of authorizing the use of funds to be put towards federal-aid highways.

Ross also supports investing in infrastructure projects.

Trade: Burr and Ross both oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

North Carolina manufacturers, who are you voting for in November? 

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