Stories tagged: "Thom Tillis"

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. in 2020. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
NC Republicans Censure Sen. Thom Tillis for Seeking Political Compromise

During the state Republican convention, attendees applauded attacks against LGBTQ rights and cheered for newly-indicted Donald Trump, but sought to punish Tillis’s bipartisan efforts. North Carolina is set to be a key battleground in the 2024 elections, and as national Republicans face a fight between their far-right extremes and those issuing muted calls for moderation,...

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Both GOP senators voted against legislation expanding benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in service. That includes NC vets exposed to toxic burn pits. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Military — Without Tillis and Burr’s Support

North Carolina’s senators were two of only 14 members of the U.S. Senate to vote against advancing a measure aimed at helping members of the military exposed to toxic fumes.

People attend a protest near Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, sponsored by Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, as gun violence survivors and hundreds of gun safety supporters demand that Congress act on gun safety issues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A Sliver of Hope on Gun Reform? Here’s What’s in the Bipartisan Gun Bill.

Gun reform has a long way to go before it’s passed. But 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans, including NC’s Burr and Tillis, are working on it behind the scenes.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

Advanced child tax credit payments had a drastic impact on child poverty in the US, according to nonpartisan analysis of last year's COVID recovery program. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Child Poverty Soars After GOP, Manchin Block Child Tax Credit Payments

It’s exactly what non-partisan groups warned would happen if Congress allowed the expansion to expire.

A new study from researchers, including a Duke University team, found some astounding impacts on babies when poor mothers are given cash aid. (Shutterstock)
This Study Might Prove the Child Tax Credit Helps Babies in Poor Families

Researchers tested the benefits of giving cash to low-income moms. The results are astounding. 

Read to find out what beloved (and hated) Halloween candies match our elected officials in North Carolina. Photos via Shutterstock, AP and Getty Images.
When Your Lt. Gov. Is More a Circus Peanut Than a Smartie, and Other NC Leaders’ Candy Matches

We talk a lot about these influential leaders and their opinions. But we want to know which Halloween candy best describes them.