Congressman Robert Pittenger

Representing the 9th District of North Carolina
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Press Releases

Mar 26, 2014 Press Release
Iredell County native and Marine Corps Colonel William M. Jurney has been nominated for promotion to Brigadier General.
Mar 19, 2014 Press Release
Residents of Lake Norman should notice a reduction in airplane noise after the Federal Aviation Administration allowed a key runway at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport to reopen for landings.
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Mar 18, 2014 Press Release
Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is excited to announce five additional local students received appointments to United States service academies, with one student receiving two separate appointments in one week. A sixth student, who was previously recognized for receiving an appointment to West Point, has now also received an appointment to the Air Force Academy.
Mar 17, 2014 Press Release
“President Putin has crossed the Crimea off his shopping list. Who will he target next? Lithuania? Latvia? The remainder of Georgia he hasn’t already seized?” asked Congressman Pittenger, who recently heard these concerns during private meetings with European leaders. “Until we apply significant economic pressure to President Putin and the cronies in his patronage system, he will continue his attempts to build a 20th Century empire in a 21st Century world.”
Mar 17, 2014 Press Release
Dan Ramirez was a faithful and committed patriot who loved America and deeply understood the unique freedoms and opportunities of his adopted country. As the first Latino elected in Mecklenburg County, Dan could have easily focused on pursuing higher political office. Instead, he remained focused on serving our local community and making Charlotte a better place to live and work.
Mar 14, 2014 Press Release
This morning, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) called the offices of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to urge quick Senate action on the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act, which unanimously passed the House of Representatives in December.
Mar 13, 2014 Press Release
Please join me in praying for Kilah’s dedicated family. Her mother, Kirbi, and her grandmother, Leslie, have sacrificially worked around the clock to care for Kilah. Her grandfather, Brian, has worked long hours and made difficult choices to provide for his family’s needs and Kilah’s care. The entire family has worked tirelessly to bring much good out of Kilah’s tragedy.
Mar 10, 2014 Press Release
As part of ongoing efforts to increase international cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Congressman Pittenger will meet with US and European experts to discuss appropriate ways to encourage greater use of the INTERPOL passport database, as well as greater cooperation between intelligence agencies.
Mar 7, 2014 Press Release
In 2013, House Republicans passed 28 separate bills designed to create jobs, including the SKILLS Act, which streamlines and improves federal job training programs, making it easier for out-of-work Americans to receive the help they need. President Obama strongly opposes this common-sense jobs training bill.
Feb 27, 2014 Press Release
Today, justice was served in the horrific Kilah Davenport child abuse case. Sadly, the punishment does not fit the crime. Sweet Kilah was given a life sentence of disability, while her abuser will spend only a few short years in prison.

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