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

Nov 21, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) led a major international forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the growing link between radical Islamic terrorists and Latin American drug cartels. 200 Members of Parliament and security officials from fifteen South American nations attended the forum hosted by Congressman Pittenger.
Nov 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) travels to Latin America this weekend to lead a major international forum on the growing link between radical Islamic terrorists and Latin American drug cartels. 300 Members of Parliament and security officials from fifteen South American nations will attend the forum hosted by Congressman Pittenger.
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement on the terrorist attack in New York City:
Sep 15, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning of the terrorist attack on the London Underground:
Sep 11, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) released this statement as he reflects on the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:
Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, today urged Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to explore new sanctions against Qatar-based terrorism financiers.
Aug 22, 2017 Press Release
The Trump Administration today announced new sanctions on 16 Russian and Chinese entities which provide support to North Korea’s brutal regime. This action expands on Congressman Robert Pittenger’s recent legislation to crack down on international businesses that support North Korean cyberattacks.
Aug 22, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger, Vice Chairman of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, had this statement following President Trump’s address on Afghanistan:
Aug 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning of today’s terror attack in Barcelona:
Aug 2, 2017 Press Release
President Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation drafted by Congressman Robert Pittenger related to strengthening our country’s anti-terrorist group financing efforts. Representative Pittenger’s legislation was included in H.R. 3364, the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which passed the House on July 25 by a vote of 419 to 3. Congressman Pittenger released the following statement: