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Sen. Thom Tillis

Senator for North Carolina

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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Read our 2016 Report Card for Tillis.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Americans for Prosperity: 100% United States Chamber of Commerce: 93% FreedomWorks: 80% The Club for Growth: 67% Human Rights Campaign: 32% American Civil Liberties Union: 17% League of Conservation Voters: 10% NIAC Action: F Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 0%

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:

Energy (23%) Armed Forces and National Security (23%) Immigration (23%) Transportation and Public Works (15%) Animals (15%)

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 Dec 2017, Tillis missed 14 of 814 roll call votes, which is 1.7%. This is on par with the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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