I recently wrote an email to Senator Burr about the government shutdown (see below).
Have any of you had dealings with him or positive responses from him? Is it worthwhile contacting him about issues of concern? My only contact with his office was a couple of phone calls years ago on behalf of a client. His Winston-Salem office Administrative Assistant did help the client.
I oppose shutting down the government. Not only because of the adverse effects it will soon have on me personally, but because of the hardship it is causing so many other citizens. I request that you urge Speaker Mitch McConnell to bring the recent House budget bills to the Senate floor for a vote. Mr. McConnell's reported belief that the president may veto the legislation is no excuse for failing to allow our duly elected senators like you an opportunity to vote.