Press Releases 07/13/2015
Tillis Statement On Delay Of The Deactivation of Fort Bragg’s 440th Airlift Wing
“I’m pleased the Air Force has decided to delay the deactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing, as this decision should be more than a budget issue – it is critical for the current and future security of our nation,” said Senator Tillis. “Keeping the 440th Airlift Wing active for an additional year is the direct result of a concerted effort of North Carolina’s Congressional delegation to ensure that bureaucrats do not negatively hamper America’s combat readiness. I will continue to work with my colleagues to help save the 440th Airlift Wing and protect the C-130H presence at Pope Airfield.”
Press Releases 07/7/2015
Tillis Calls For Protections From Avian Flu
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing questioned members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Avian Influenza Epidemic, where he stressed the detrimental impact of the recently detected H5NI strain of avian influenza for America’s turkey and egg industries.
Press Releases 07/2/2015
Tillis Calls For Continued Efforts To Fix Broken VA
ASHEVILLE, NC – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) toured the Asheville Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) where he met with both executive leadership and patients. The tour comes as the next phase in his fact-finding mission to develop a better understanding of best practices and ultimate failures within the VA facilities across the state of North Carolina. The Senator has previously visited the Fayetteville, Durham and Salisbury VAMCs.
Press Releases 06/29/2015
VIDEO: Tillis Discusses Legislation To Assist Eugenics Victims
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) introduced, “The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act.” This legislation is vital to restoring justice to the victims of this heinous government run program. The bill ensures these victims receive restitution payments without conflicting with any other programs.
Press Releases 06/25/2015
Tillis Statement On King V. Burwell Decision
“The President’s health care law has been fundamentally flawed from the beginning, causing premiums to skyrocket and forcing millions of hardworking Americans to lose the very same health insurance plans they were promised they could keep.
Press Releases 06/25/2015
Tillis, Carper Introduce Legislation To Assist Victims Receiving Eugenics Compensation Payments
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced “The Treatment of Certain Payments in Eugenics Compensation Act,” which would exclude payments from state eugenics compensation programs from consideration in determining federal benefits. Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) are original co-sponsors of the legislation.
Press Releases 06/24/2015
Tillis Calls For Final Fix To Health Care
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke on the Senate floor to discuss the ever-failing Affordable Care Act and why President Obama’s current “one-size-fits-all” approach is simply not affordable and will not help deliver a health care system that works for everyone.
Press Releases 06/19/2015
Tillis Receives Commitment From State Department To Quickly Resolve Visa Processing Problems
Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) spoke with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond regarding the State Department’s recent computer system failure, which has resulted in the State Department’s inability to issue new visas worldwide.
Press Releases 06/18/2015
Tillis Applauds Passage Of The National Defense Authorization Act
Today, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) applauded the U.S. Senate for passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2016, 71-25. The passage of the NDAA is vital to the security of our nation, ensuring men and women in uniform are properly trained, equipped, and ready to defend our freedoms at a moment’s notice.
Press Releases 06/11/2015
Tillis Urges Army Commission To Rethink Balance Of Forces
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) delivered testimony to the National Commission on the Future of the Army in Fayetteville, NC, which outlined the severe risks of the Obama Administration’s proposed budget cuts to our Armed Forces, including severe cuts to Army end strength. While Tillis applauded the commission for coming to Fayetteville – the largest and most important post for the U.S. Army – he noted that as the nation faces threats from Islamic extremists, we must ensure our Armed Forces are prepared to react at a moment’s notice.