Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger and the U.S. House of Representatives today voted to block President Obama’s controversial “fiduciary” rule, which bipartisan experts had warned would lead to higher costs and less access for retirement and financial planning services.
Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) recently became aware that the Commerce Department suspended trade sanctions on ZTE Corporation related to the sale of embargoed equipment to an Iranian government-controlled entity which could be used to oppress human rights. Today, Congressman Pittenger led a group of 23 Members of Congress demanding answers from the Obama Administration and urging officials to re-impose penalties.
Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
As Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) recently traveled to Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, and Panama to assess the threat of terrorism financing via the Latin America financial system and the ability of America’s allies to cut off that illicit funding.
Apr 27, 2016 Reports
News reports indicate that Iran, Hezbollah, and other illicit financiers remain active in Latin America, and we are concerned that criminal money laundering capabilities will continue to grow in the region without American expertise and countermeasures. The “tri-border region” of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, in particular, remains a prime area for money laundering, drug trafficking, and other cross-border criminal behavior. Our goal was to investigate these issues and gain an understanding of the methods by which terrorist and criminal organizations operate within the region. Further, we explored various policy initiatives which would deny or disrupt their ability to pursue criminal financing.
Apr 26, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger’s Military and Veterans Specialist, Bob Becker, has received the Special Recognition Award from the Military Order of the Purple Heart in recognition of his tireless efforts to assist local veterans.
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Apr 25, 2016 Press Release
The Washington Post reported Saturday that Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is calling for clarification from the Department of Defense following conflicting statements regarding their information technology supply chain.
Apr 22, 2016 Press Release
Every year just prior to the Passover celebration, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sells the Israeli Government’s “chometz” (products derived from certain grains) to comply with Torah law during Passover. Congressman Robert Pittenger had the honor of purchasing chometz from Rabbi Chanoch Oppenheim and the congregation of the Charlotte Torah Center.
Apr 19, 2016 Press Release
The Financial Services Committee Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing held a hearing focused on ISIS financing through illegal antiquities sales.
Apr 18, 2016 Press Release
Jacob Thomas, a junior at Parkwood High School, is the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. His photograph, titled “Reflections,” was judged best entry by a selection committee, with key guidance provided by an expert from the Art Institute of Charlotte.
Apr 15, 2016 Press Release
Major Charlotte employers, including MetLife, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Ally Financial, and BB&T, are regulated by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), an autonomous federal agency which holds two-thirds of its meetings in secret and has virtually no accountability.

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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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