Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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May 4, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning of the passing of Robeson County champion Gervais Oxendine:
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.

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Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The One Hundred Thirteenth United States Congress is the next meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It is scheduled to meet in Washington, D.C. from January 3, 2013 to January 3, 2015.

Jan 3, 2013 In The News

The 113th United States Congress will begin on January 3, 2013. There are at least 12 new senators (3R, 8D, 1I) and 67 new representatives (29R, 38D).

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