Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Feb 5, 2016 Press Release
In honor of the Carolina Panthers’ appearance in Super Bowl 50, Congressman Robert Pittenger is suggesting new song lyrics for Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Following successful wagers against Members of Congress from Seattle and Phoenix, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) and Members of the North Carolina delegation are keeping the train rolling, having placed a friendly wager on the Carolina Panthers-Denver Broncos Super Bowl game with Denver-area Congressman Mike Coffman (CO-06).
Feb 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) joined a majority of Congress in voting to override President Obama’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762), which repealed Obamacare and shifted federal funding from Planned Parenthood to the much larger network of community health clinics.
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Feb 3, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the first new restrictions on “over-income” public housing tenants in 80 years, as part of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (H.R. 3700), which was written by Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) and co-sponsored by Congressman Pittenger (NC-09).
Feb 1, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) urged the U.S. House of Representatives to support International Megan’s Law to Prevent Child Exploitation (H.R. 515), which he co-sponsored with Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04) to target the sickening practice of “child sex tourism.”
Jan 28, 2016 Press Release
As the rest of the world honored Holocaust victims for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Iranian leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, released a series of statements condemning Israel and denying the existence of the Holocaust. Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) responded with these statements:
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Jan 27, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce two prestigious appointments to the United States Naval Academy. Both students were nominated by Congressman Pittenger last year, but did not receive appointments. Undeterred, these two students applied again this year and successfully earned appointments.
Jan 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) and members of the North Carolina delegation have placed a friendly wager on the Carolina Panthers-Arizona Cardinals NFL playoff game with Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), whose districts include the Phoenix metropolitan area. Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) of Denver, Congresswoman Renee Ellmers (NC-02) of Dunn, and Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) of Greensboro are also participating in the wager.
Jan 19, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) met with Pastor Saeed Abedini for 90 minutes at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where Pastor Abedini is receiving treatment following more than three years in Iranian prisons.
Jan 17, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is traveling to the U.S. Army’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where he will meet with Pastor Saeed Abedini, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, and former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati.

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In The News

Sep 11, 2015 In The News
The American people have a right to know the truth about the Iran nuclear agreement, and as a Member of Congress, I have a responsibility to tell you the truth. Never before in history has the world faced such a grave and ominous threat. This is not just about Israel. Nor is it just about America. A nuclear Iran is a threat to every person in the world.
Apr 9, 2015 In The News
Instead of convincing ourselves that the best deal is the current one, we should realize that our concessions to our adversary do not make him become our friend. Decisions must be balanced by our hopeful visions of a better world and a brighter future, as well as the harsh realities of a fallen world.
Mar 3, 2015 In The News

By Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09)
The Hill
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
 

Nov 20, 2014 In The News

Congressman Pittenger’s interview from today’s “The Morning Briefing” on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel discussing immigration, ISIS and the 2015 Congress.

Nov 20, 2014 In The News

Congressman Pittenger’s interview with WSIC Statesville on President Obama’s immigration plans.

Nov 13, 2014 In The News

Congressman Pittenger was live at 7:05 a.m. this morning on WBT’s Charlotte’s Morning News:

 

Oct 15, 2014 In The News
Congressman Pittenger was a guest today on SiriusXM POTUS Channel’s “The Midday Briefing,” discussing the need for travel restrictions to combat the spread of Ebola.
Sep 23, 2014 In The News
Congressman Pittenger was interviewed live on SiriusXM’s POTUS Channel about ISIS, Congressional action against ISIS, and the Parliamentary Forum.
Sep 23, 2014 In The News
Shame on Burger King for moving to Canada? Or shame on us for being unresponsive to businesses and job creators? The current debate about corporate inversions has once again brought out the tired, progressive-socialist rhetoric railing against corporate profits. Burger King, Chiquita, and other iconic American brands are seeking more attractive tax provisions to better manage their businesses, as they also absorb the high impact of our costly regulatory environment, including the mandated requirements of the Un-Affordable Care Act.

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Videos

Feb 28, 2014 Video
Should federal bureaucrats collect and analyze your personal financial data? It’s already happening . . . without your permission. Yesterday, I urged Congress to vote to reform the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. H.R. 3193 passed 232-182.
Jan 8, 2014 Video
On January 8th, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) warned Congress that the new "Qualified Mortgage" regulations would make it more difficult for ordinary Americans to obtain a mortgage or purchase their first home. Like Obamacare, the QM rule is a one-size-fits-all Washington mandate which interferes with your ability to make a sound financial decision with your bank.
Mar 15, 2013 Video
Today Congressman Pittenger took to the House floor to discuss the Budget and to warn of the consequences of not addressing our Nation's fiscal challenges.

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