Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Jul 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, issued this statement following the deadly ISIS attack on a church in Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray, France:
Jul 25, 2016 Press Release
VFW Commander-in-Chief John Biedrzycki has invited Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars 117th National Convention.
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Jul 22, 2016 Press Release
Last week, I met with constituents from China who outlined the Chinese government practice of forcefully harvesting vital organs as part of their oppression of religious minorities. Meanwhile, the NBA will start selling tickets for preseason games in China next week. Is the NBA implying China's abhorrent violation of basic human rights is acceptable, but North Carolina saying men shouldn't use the girls' locker room is a bridge too far? What is the NBA's true priority? The unmistakable hypocrisy is clear to me. You be your own judge.
Jul 21, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this reaction to reports the NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte due to North Carolina’s bathroom privacy law:
Jul 15, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, is monitoring reports of the terrorist attack in Nice, France and issued this statement:
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Jul 14, 2016 Press Release
The House Financial Services Committee approved a bill sponsored by Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) to prevent the export of dual use military aircraft to Iran.
Jul 13, 2016 Press Release
Following up on previous action and new revelations, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) sent a letter cosigned by 14 Members of Congress, urging the Commerce, Treasury, and State Departments to impose stiff penalties on a Chinese government-affiliated company, ZTE Corporation, for blatantly violating Iran export control laws with what appears to be not even a modest attempt to maintain an internal compliance regime.
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Jul 13, 2016 Reports
Over the past several years, I have hosted three international security forums where there has been consistent participation from approximately 30 countries and up to 100 Members of Parliament. On June 20, 2016, the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare co-hosted the 4th Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum which took place in Vienna, Austria.
Jul 11, 2016 Press Release
In a strong bipartisan vote, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an anti-terror bill introduced by Congressman Robert Pittenger, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing.
Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved an amendment introduced by Congressman Robert Pittenger, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, to increase funding for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) by $3 million dollars. The amendment was attached to the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R. 5485) which also passed.

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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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