Thom Tillis

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Thom Tillis
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Junior U.S. Senator from North Carolina
From: January 3, 2015 – present
Predecessor Kay Hagan
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives
From: January 26, 2011 – January 3, 2015
Predecessor Joe Hackney
Successor Tim Moore
North Carolina House of Representatives, 98th District
From: January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2015
Predecessor John Rhodes
Successor John R. Bradford III
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Tillis
Religion Roman Catholic

Thomas Roland “Thom” Tillis (born August 30, 1960 (age 60)) is the junior Unites States Senator from North Carolina. He is a member of the Republican Party, and was elected in November 2014. Tillis serves on the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on Veterans Affairs; the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Committee on the Judiciary.

U.S. Senate

2014 U.S. Senate election in North Carolina

Tillis ran for the U.S. Senate in 2014, a year that flipped Senate control towards the Republicans. In a close race, he beat then-incumbent Kay Hagan by less than 2% of the vote.[1]

Tenure

Trump era

Tillis urged Trump in 2017 to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement.[2]

In mid-July 2017, Sen. Tillis was the "chief roadblock" for a Trump DHS nominee because the latter was too economically nationalist.[3]

In February 2018, Tillis joined Senate establishment RINOs in calling for Donald Trump to preserve the globalist NAFTA.[4] However, he later supported replacing it with the USMCA, calling NAFTA "outdated".[5] Tillis voted for the implementation of the USMCA in January 2020.[6]

In March 2019, Tillis, having a condition of Romnesia, opposed Trump's national emergency declaration[7] before finally voting in favor of it due to conservative pressure within North Carolina.[8]

A globalist, Sen. Tillis joined 25 moderate Republicans/RINOs in the Senate and 97 in the House pleading with the DHS to allow foreign workers to compete for U.S. jobs via visas.[9]

Tillis introduced a bill on March 12, 2020 that would block lawmakers from receiving pensions if they have been convicted of felonies.[10]

2020 election

See: 2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina

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