Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Jun 30, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) urged his colleagues to support “Kate’s Law,” which would better protect American citizens by increasing penalties for deported felons who illegally return to the United States.
Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in recognition of the 250th anniversary of Charlotte’s Providence Presbyterian Church.
Jun 29, 2017 Press Release
Much of the current debate on the American Health Care Act and Better Care Reconciliation Act focuses on a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score showing 22 million more Americans without health coverage by 2026.
Jun 27, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) and other leaders of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus met with House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-01) to discuss key pro-life provisions in proposed legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
Jun 26, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) had this statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstate key parts of President Trump’s travel ban in the name of national security:
Jun 23, 2017 Press Release
President Donald J. Trump signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act (S. 1094) into law. Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) co-sponsored the House version of this legislation, which will restore accountability at the VA by making it easier to fire or demote incompetent employees.
Jun 23, 2017 Press Release
As part of continuing efforts to increase economic opportunity in rural North Carolina communities, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today voted to increase federal funding for Career and Technical Education in rural areas.
Jun 23, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) addressed the U.S. House of Representatives in honor of the 150th anniversary of Charlotte’s Babcock & Wilcox.
Jun 19, 2017 Press Release
After attending the first meeting of President Trump’s opioid crisis commission, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper attempted to score political points by claiming Republican efforts to reform America’s broken healthcare system would exacerbate the opioid crisis.
Jun 19, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger, who has led bipartisan efforts to dismantle Fidel Castro’s anti-American voting bloc at the United Nations, had this reaction to President Trump’s decision to hold the Cuban government accountable:


In The News

May 22, 2014 In The News

President Barack Obama signed the federal Kilah Davenport act into law on Tuesday.

The law pressures states to increase their punishments for the worst child abuse. The legislation would direct the U.S. attorney general to issue a report detailing each state’s penalties for child abuse, including whether the laws provide enhanced penalties in cases of severe child abuse.

May 8, 2014 In The News
Fox 46 Carolinas recently sat down with Antonia Childs (Neet's Sweets) and Congressman Robert Pittenger to discuss the problem of human trafficking in Charlotte, local efforts to help victims, and upcoming legislation to better fight human trafficking.
May 6, 2014 In The News
On May 3rd, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) spoke to Time Warner Cable News about the problem of human trafficking, new legislation designed to fight human trafficking, and efforts to increase awareness in the Charlotte region.
May 6, 2014 In The News
Last night, I appeared on WBTV to discuss my concerns over the Senate's inaction on Kilah's Law. The strongly bipartisan bill was passed by the House of Representatives and has since sat in the Senate Judicial Committee for over five months. Kilah and those like her should not be forced to wait for justice because of political polarization and stagnation.
Mar 4, 2014 In The News
Congressman Pittenger discusses recent events in Ukraine on WBT's Charlotte Morning News where he advocates isolating Russia through sanctions and other non-military options. President Obama is perceived as indecisive and feckless by world leaders and American leadership is needed to provide a united international response to Russian aggression.
Mar 3, 2014 In The News
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is collecting and analyzing your personal financial information, all without your knowledge or consent. The CFPB Director is accountable to no one, meaning there are no checks and balances, or any real oversight, for how they use your personal data.
Feb 16, 2014 In The News
On February 16th, Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC) appeared on Fox News to discuss the true costs of Obamacare. From expensive enrollment exchanges and projected employment losses, to increased insurance prices, Obamacare is clearly a failure. House Republicans have solutions that will truly improve insurance and health care for all Americans.
Jan 1, 2014 In The News
On January 1st, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts interviewed Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) about the unintended consequences of the nuclear agreement with Iran, including the danger of nuclear proliferation in the volatile Mideast. Congressman Pittenger is Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare.
Oct 23, 2013 In The News

America faces a serious economic crisis with a $17 trillion debt and $60 trillion of unfunded entitlement mandates, as I conveyed through interviews in the last several days on CNN (three times),