Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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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

Apr 10, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who met with Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II in February, today wrote to express support following the Palm Sunday terrorist attack on two Coptic churches.
Mar 13, 2017 Press Release
Chinese telecom firm ZTE Corporation agreed to pay over $1 billion in fines for violating U.S. law by selling embargoed technology to an Iranian government-controlled entity which could be used to oppress human rights.
Mar 8, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) participated in a Congressional delegation to Egypt, meeting for the fourth time with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss efforts to counter the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamic terrorists.
Feb 24, 2017 Press Release
In response to claims by Mr. Michael S. Smith that he is an adviser to the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), Chairman of the Task Force, issued this statement:
Feb 3, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this statement after President Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran in response to a ballistic missile test:
Jan 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger had this statement on President Trump’s executive order on refugees from nations impacted by terrorism:
Jan 25, 2017 Press Release
During his final month in power, President Obama provided $261 million U.S. tax dollars to the Palestinian Authority.
Dec 5, 2016 Press Release
More than 120 Members of Parliament, Senators, Ambassadors, and other officials from 39 nations in Europe, Asia, Middle East, and South America will join Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) at the Library of Congress for the 6th Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum.
Dec 2, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) joined a bipartisan majority to approve the largest military pay raise in six years, strengthen military health care for both active duty and retirees, and provide relief for brave veterans asked to repay enlistment bonuses.
Nov 22, 2016 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger returned from Latin America this morning after hosting a major international forum for Members of Parliament and other government officials regarding joint efforts to prevent terrorism financing activity in South America.