A Message From Thom:


What Thom’s Been Up To:

Fighting Against a Potential TPP Tobacco Carve Out

Thom is helping lead efforts to oppose a potential tobacco carve out in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP),  which would harm the 22,000 North Carolina jobs that are supported by the tobacco agriculture industry. Thom sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman explaining that any agricultural carve out would directly threaten the ratification of the TPP.

Thom has also been meeting with his Senate colleagues to share his concerns that a tobacco carve out would hurt American farmers and local economies, in addition to raising questions over what industry or industries will be carved-out in the next trade agreement.  Watch his recent floor speech here: 



Condemning Concessions Made In Iran Deal

At a recent Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, Thom questioned Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey as to why the United States would have confidence in Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions when the regime is the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism and continues to threaten and make incendiary rhetoric toward the United States and its allies, even after the Administration reached a nuclear weapons deal with Iran. Watch the hearing here:



Calling For An End To Veteran Homelessness

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing to address the 40,000-45,000 homeless men and women who have previously served our nation in uniform. Thom attended the hearing, and after a discussion with panelists from the Veterans Health Administration, the VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, called for solutions to eliminate the current bureaucratic barriers to find both short- and long-term strategies to end veteran homelessness. Watch the hearing here:



Fighting To Protect The 440th Airlift Wing

Thom has been leading the North Carolina Congressional delegation’s fight to stop deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing at Fort Bragg, and as a result of these sustained efforts, the Air Force recently announced it would delay its plans to deactivate the air lift wing for one year.  Thom is working to save the 440th because he believes we must do what’s best for America’s tip of the spear, Fort Bragg, instead of making strategically flawed and short-sighted budget decisions that will jeopardize our military’s combat readiness and our national security.

"The Air Force had planned to inactivate the unit this fall, and had already started the exodus of airmen to other airfields. But members of Congress - led by Sen. Thom Tillis and Rep. Renee Ellmers - had put up a furious battle against the plan. Each had placed amendments in the new National Defense Authorization Act requiring certification that the inactivation wouldn't harm training at Fort Bragg."
Fayetteville Observer Editorial Board | July 15, 2015


In Case You Missed It:

Thom Opens Up Two New Offices

Prioritizing constituent services, Thom recently opened a new regional office in High Point, NC. Additionally, Thom relocated his office in Charlotte, NC. The state office expansion is part of Thom’s ongoing effort to broaden the range of services offered by his staff to North Carolinians in every corner of the state. Thom plans to open an office in Western North Carolina in the near future and encourages constituents to utilize his in-state offices to help resolve any issues that they might experience when dealing with the federal agencies and the government.

Thom Attends the 14th Annual NC Defense & Economic Development Trade Show in Fayetteville