Press Releases 10/16/2020
Tillis, Colleagues Urge HHS to Revise Reporting Requirements Which Could Disadvantage Rural Hospitals
Senator Thom Tillis and a bipartisan group of thirty Senators raised concerns with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about changes in reporting requirements, which have the potential to create financial hardships and uncertainty for hospitals across the country, especially those operating in rural areas.
Press Releases 10/15/2020
Tillis: Judge Barrett Will Make a Great Supreme Court Justice
Judge Barrett received a ‘well-qualified’ rating by the American Bar Association and is an inspiration to everyone, especially to young aspiring female lawyers. I look forward to voting for her confirmation on the Senate floor.
Press Releases 10/14/2020
Tillis Applauds President Trump for Granting North Carolina’s Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Isaias
Helping our cities and towns affected by any disaster that crosses North Carolina’s coast is a top priority of mine and I will always fight to ensure North Carolina has the resources it needs to recover. I want to thank President Trump for his continued assistance in recovering from these storms.
Press Releases 10/13/2020
Tillis Gets Medical Clearance to Resume In-Person Activities, Will Participate in Antibody Studies to Help Defeat COVID
I want to thank my doctors who provided guidance throughout my quarantine since testing positive for COVID-19. I feel very fortunate that I had a mild case with few symptoms, and I want to thank North Carolinians for their prayers and well-wishes. As we all know, COVID-19 is a very contagious and deadly virus, and I am proud to enroll in the antibody research study through Atrium Health and Wake Forest Baptist Health and volunteer to participate in UNC Chapel Hill’s immunology study and help however I can to end COVID. I look forward to returning to Washington and participating in-person at the Senate Judiciary hearings and confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Press Releases 10/12/2020
Tillis Discusses Role of Supreme Court in Opening Remarks of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation Hearing
“Judge Barrett’s rulings aren’t meant to be for or against a particular policy outcome. She’s not a legislator, that is supposed to be our job. However, when the minority party cannot get their bad policies passed, they turn to the courts and demand that judges interpret the law not as written—but as they prefer to be.”
Press Releases 10/9/2020
Sens. Tillis and Burr & Rep. Rouzer Announce $16 Million Grant to Improve Port of Wilmington
U.S. Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr and Representative David Rouzer announced a $16 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Port Infrastructure Development Program. Earlier this year, Senator Tillis wrote a letter to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao advocating on behalf of the Port of Wilmington for the grant.
Press Releases 10/7/2020
Tillis, Colleagues Submit Amicus Brief in Support of Religious Freedom and the Right to Worship in Nation’s Capital
U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) in filing an amicus brief on behalf of 34 Senators supporting the Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s (CHBC) lawsuit against the Mayor of Washington, D.C., Muriel Bowser.
Press Releases 10/6/2020
Tillis & Blackburn Introduce Legislation to Protect COVID-19 Vaccine Research from Foreign Hackers
These attempts to steal American intellectual property related to COVID-19 is a threat to our national security and economic health. Congress must give the President the tools to combat these bad actors, and this legislation will allow the Administration to identify and target those who work to steal research on a COVID-19 vaccine.
Press Releases 10/2/2020
Tillis Asks CBO to Determine How Much Money Nancy Pelosi’s Giveaway to Illegal Immigrants Will Cost American Taxpayers
We have passed landmark legislation to ensure that private businesses keep American citizens on their payrolls, every single at-risk American receives a stimulus payment, and that states, local governments, and health care providers have the resources they need to combat this pandemic. The swift actions taken by Congress and President Trump have helped minimize the damage caused by this virus and protected the economic livelihood of millions of Americans.
Press Releases 10/2/2020
Senator Tillis Tests Positive for COVID-19
Over the last few months, I’ve been routinely tested for COVID-19, including testing negative last Saturday, but tonight my rapid antigen test came back positive. I will be following the recommendations of my doctor and will be self-isolating at home for 10 days and notifying those I’ve been in close contact with. Thankfully, I have no symptoms and I feel well. As we all know, COVID-19 is a very contagious and deadly virus, especially because many carriers are asymptomatic. I encourage all North Carolinians to follow the recommendations of medical experts, including wearing a mask, washing hands, and practicing social distancing. For any North Carolinian who believes they were exposed to the virus or starts to display symptoms, please call your doctor, self-isolate, and get tested to protect those around you.