Summary

Thomas Tillis was born in 1960 and is currently serving as the junior United States Senator from North Carolina. Senator Tillis’ seat is up for election in 2020.

Thom Tillis was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. In 2011, he was elected Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 2014, Tillis ran a successful campaign to represent North Carolina in the U.S. Senate.

Senator Tillis is currently serving on the Armed Services Committee; the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Judiciary Committee; the Veterans’ Affairs Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging.

Below is Senator Tillis’ voting record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community. 

Senator Tillis opposed the Iran nuclear deal. He opposed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity and supported the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

Senator Tillis cosponsored the Israel Anti-Boycott Act and the Combating BDS Act, two bills that aimed to fight discriminatory boycotts of Israel. He has cosponsored a resolution that opposes efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement that targets Israel.

In 2019, he voted for the Strengthening America’s Middle East Security Act which, among other things, strengthened Israel’s security and allowed a state or local government to adopt measures to divest its assets from entities that boycott Israel.

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