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Sen. Thom Tillis

Senator for North Carolina

pronounced tom // TIL-is

Tillis, a Republican, is the junior senator from North Carolina and has served since Jan 6, 2015. Tillis is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Tillis.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Thom Tillis sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Tillis was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tillis sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (29%) Energy (18%) Immigration (18%) Animals (12%) Finance and Financial Sector (12%) Transportation and Public Works (12%)

Recent Bills

Some of Tillis’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Tillis’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Yea 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 ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2015 to Feb 2018, Tillis missed 15 of 863 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.3% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: