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Burr closes district offices as government shutdown begins

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With a federal government shutdown underway, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has closed his district offices, including here in Wilmington.

Burr has also closed his offices in Winston-Salem, Asheville, Gastonia and Rocky Mount.

“Unfortunately this means that my office will not be able to assist with situations involving Social Security benefits, Medicare and Medicaid, veterans’ benefits, immigration matters, passports, the Internal Revenue Service, securing military medals for veterans, or matters pertaining to any other federal government agency,” Burr said in a statement. “All current enrollees in Social Security and Medicare should see no interruption in their benefits.”

Burr also said his office in Washington, DC, will operate at very limited capacity to support the core legislative functions needed to end the shutdown and restore government operations.

“My colleagues and I are working to resolve this matter as soon as possible,” Burr said.


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