Tillis is the junior senator from North Carolina and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 6, 2015. Tillis is next up for reelection in 2020.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Tillis.
Tillis is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Tillis has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
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Thom Tillis sits on the following committees:
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Economic Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Member, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- Member, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
- Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Tillis was the primary sponsor of 4 bills that were enacted:
- S. 2030: Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act
- S. 2382: SEA Act
- S. 2304: Protecting Veterans from Predatory Lending Act of 2018
- S. 1698 (114th): Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Tillis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Tillis’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3388: Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act
- S. 3093: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act
- S. 2925: A bill to limit the transfer of F-35 aircraft to foreign countries.
- S. 2756: Fair Investment Opportunities for Professional Experts Act
- S. 2564: PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act of 2018
- S. 2382: SEA Act
- S. 2347: Encouraging Public Offerings Act of 2018
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H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Mar 30, 2017. Joint Resolution Passed 51/50.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
The Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act (H.R. 5325) is an appropriations bill which extended funding at the previous year's levels up to December 9, 2016 (10 weeks). After this, a continuing ...
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
From Jan 2015 to Oct 2018, Tillis missed 22 of 1,066 roll call votes, which is 2.1%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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