Jul 13, 2016 Reports
Over the past several years, I have hosted three international security forums where there has been consistent participation from approximately 30 countries and up to 100 Members of Parliament. On June 20, 2016, the Congressional Taskforce on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare co-hosted the 4th Parliamentary Intelligence Security Forum which took place in Vienna, Austria.
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.
Jan 4, 2016 Reports
Enclosed you will find a brief outline of my national security-related foreign travel, as well as a list of legislative initiatives which I drafted and sponsored. This year, I have met with over 240 Members of Parliament throughout Europe and the Middle East to discuss security and terrorism related issues. National security is one of the foremost responsibilities of our federal government. As a Member of Congress, I have dedicated much of my time over the past year promoting initiatives to protect American interests and keep our country safe.
Nov 26, 2015 Reports
The Middle East is ablaze with violence and Islamic extremism and more dangerous today than any time in recent memory. Recently, I participated in a Congressional delegation led by Congressman Rob Wittman to Egypt, Afghanistan, and Saudi Arabia to have a discussion with top officials on defeating ISIS and the increased involvement of Russian and Iranian influence in Middle Eastern affairs.
Oct 29, 2015 Reports
The 3rd Annual Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum provided an opportunity for legislators, Ambassadors, Executive officials, and security experts to engage in meaningful and open dialogue on timely and important policy matters.
Oct 20, 2015 Reports
As the world’s most populous nation, China plays an important role in world affairs. Recently, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-9) led a Congressional delegation to China to meet with leaders and dialogue about important issues facing the United States and China.