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Thom TillisREPRepublican United States Senator
62
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18
Years of Experience
NCResidence (state)

Thomas Roland Tillis (born August 30, 1960) is an American politician serving as the junior United States senator from North Carolina since 2015. A Republican, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2006, and began serving as the speaker in 2011. He was elected to the United States Senate in 2014, defeating Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan, and reelected in 2020, defeating Democratic nominee Cal Cunningham.As speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Tillis led the Republican effort to block the expansion of Medicaid and worked to introduce restrictions on abortion, stringent voting requirements, and a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. In the Senate, he has repeatedly voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act; he introduced a bill intended to protect coverage for preexisting conditions but it was undermined by loopholes and failed to match the ACA's protections. On immigration, he proposed a 15-year pathway to citizenship for some undocumented youth as a more conservative alternative to the bipartisan DREAM Act. He initially opposed President Trump's national emergency declaration to divert funding to a border wall, but voted for it after pressure from his party. Having previously denied that climate change is occurring, he has since acknowledged it, but opposes the Paris Agreement and the Clean Power Plan.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Maryland Global Campus
Bachelor of Arts
1997
Antioch Comprehensive High School
Chattanooga State Community College
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Senator
United States Senate
2014 - Current
Representative
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2006 - 2014
Speaker
North Carolina State House of Representatives
2011 - 2014
Commissioner
Cornelius Board of Commissioners
2003 - 2005
Former Minority Whip
North Carolina State House of Representatives
Executive
Global Business Services, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation
2002 - 2009
Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
1990 - 2002
Other Experience1 - 20 of 20
President
Hopewell High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association
2005 - 2006
Member
Cornelius Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
2002
Board Member
United Way of Central Carolinas
Chair
Lake Norman/Mooresville United Way
Chairman
Dispatch Advisory Board
Founder
Project Hope, Hopewell High School
Member
Fire and Rescue Advisory Board
Member
Board of Directors, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Personnel, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, United States Senate
Former Member
Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate
Former Member
Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Housing, Transportation, and Community Development Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate
Former Member
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on the Constitution, United States Senate