Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Terrorism

The threat of terrorism against America has never been greater.  Our greatest threat is no longer conventional foreign armies invading our homeland, but unconventional threats in the form of radical terrorist organizations.  With the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) due to President Obama’s precipitous withdrawal from Iraq, we now face the most ruthless, well-funded, well-organized terrorist threat in history.  Worst of all, some ISIS members have U.S. passports.  At a time when America should be standing strong in the fight against radical Islamists, President Obama has projected weakness on the world stage which has our friends and allies concerned for their security.  For a group whose aim is to establish an Islamic caliphate across the Middle East and plant a flag at the White House, they pose a much greater threat than a “JV Team,” as President Obama previously labeled them.

As Chairman of the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, I am actively involved in monitoring current threats against our nation, advising Congressional leadership on action to guard against these threats, and informing ordinary Americans about steps they can take to protect their families and businesses.  President Obama’s policies have reduced our military to the lowest level in decades and weakened our ability to confront terrorist organizations.  To defeat this grave threat, we must strengthen our military and unite with our allies to share critical intelligence with each other.  Only then can we defeat those who seek to do harm to America and our allies.

Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum - September 19, 2014

More on Terrorism

Jul 14, 2017 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Congressman Robert Pittenger’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810) to crack down on international businesses that support North Korean cyberattacks.
Jul 6, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) introduced legislation to crack down on international businesses that support North Korean cyberattacks.
Jul 5, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger spoke to over 100,000 people at the pro-democracy “Grand Gathering of Iranians for #FreeIran” rally in Villepinte, France.
Jun 26, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate key parts of President Trump’s travel ban in the name of national security:
Jun 19, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) hosted more than 100 Members of Parliament and other officials from 28 nations for the 8th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum in Riga, Latvia.
Jun 6, 2017 Press Release
In response to several terrorist attacks carried out by European citizens who had traveled to Syria or Libya for training, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) has co-sponsored the Counterterrorism Screening and Assistance Act (H.R. 1196).
May 26, 2017 Press Release
Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians south of Cairo, Egypt, killing at least 20 innocent civilians. Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who advocates on behalf of persecuted Christians worldwide, issued this statement:
May 23, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this statement after learning of tonight’s terror attack in Manchester, England:
Apr 10, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who met with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II in February, today wrote to express support following the Palm Sunday terrorist attack on two Coptic churches.
Mar 13, 2017 Press Release
Chinese telecom firm ZTE Corporation agreed to pay over $1 billion in fines for violating U.S. law by selling embargoed technology to an Iranian government-controlled entity which could be used to oppress human rights.