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  • COLUMN: Taking the fight to Opioids
    Posted in In the News on March 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    Combating the opioid epidemic has been a top concern of mine, as well as many of my House Republican colleagues.Last year, I helped pass the Interdict Act that seeks to stem the influx of fentanyl. This important legislation equips law enforcement with the most up-to-date chemical screening devices and scientific support so they can detect and intercept fentanyl and other synthetic opioids at the border, before the drugs reach our community.While stopping the flow of fentanyl and other prescription drugs is critical to overcoming this crisis, we also need to provide ample resources for treatment and prevention programs. This is why I co-sponsored and helped pass the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes $1 billion in state grants to combat the opioid epidemic. Last year $15.5 million of the grant was released to North Carolina and additional funding should arrive this year. Additionally, just a few weeks ago I helped pass the Bipartisan Budget Act that includes $6 billion to combat the opioid epidemic. These much-needed resources will fund new state grants, prevention programs, and law enforcement efforts. President Trump recently declared the national opioid epidemic a public health emergency, devoting more resources and attention to fight the crisis on all possible fronts. In the coming months, I look forward to working with the president and his administration to address this epidemic and provide relief to the communities it has devastated. Read more

  • Foreign Policy Magazine: Washington Strikes Back Against Chinese Investment
    Posted in In the News on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, National Security

    China is weaponizing business investment, exploiting our laws to acquire military-applicable technology and sensitive data to strengthen their army and intelligence agencies. Congressman Pittenger's bipartisan legislation, endorsed by the Trump Administration and written in partnership with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, strikes back, as reported by Foreign Policy magazine. Read more

  • COLUMN: Legislation helps Americans build credit
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Tax Reform, Economy and Jobs

    At a time when access to affordable credit is a practical necessity, there are nearly 100 million Americans with little or no credit history. These Americans are effectively blocked from taking advantage of the incredible opportunities America’s economy has to offer. That is why I introduced the Credit Access and Inclusion Act which will enable 50 million Americans to establish a credit score, and help 50 million more Americans improve their existing score all on their own merits, without federal funds or burdensome government mandates. Read more

  • Daily Caller: Everyone Was A VIP To Billy Graham, And That’s How He Changed MILLIONS Of Lives
    Posted in In the News on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life/Family

    As the world mourns Dr. Billy Graham’s passing, we should remember that he was not a great man because of his worldwide fame, or because he counseled presidents, or because of the astounding statistics of his incredible ministry. Dr. Graham was a great man because he was faithful to what God called him to do. Read more

  • IJR: Lawmaker Who Knew Billy Graham Personally Still Treasures Gift He Received Nearly 50 Years Ago
    Posted in In the News on February 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Pro-Life/Family

    Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.) was just 22 years old when he first met the late Rev. Billy Graham, and the gift the preacher gave him still sits on his desk today. Read more

  • COLUMN: America has lost moral footing
    Posted in In the News on February 17, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: 2nd Amendment Rights

    Laws are necessary for an orderly society. Yet we now know that Nikolas Cruz passed a background check, and the FBI tragically failed to act on a tip warning of his troubling behavior. We also know an assault weapons ban was in effect at the time of Columbine, and the guns at Sandy Hook were stolen. Laws are necessary, but they can’t prevent all tragedies. Laws can’t impact the human heart.... Read more

  • New York Times: S.E.C. Blocks Chinese Takeover of Chicago Stock Exchange
    Posted in In the News on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Financial Services, Foreign Affairs, National Security, Economy and Jobs

    President Obama thought it would be a good idea to let the Chinese own a U.S. stock exchange. For the past two years, I’ve led a bipartisan effort sounding the alarm about the national security risks. Yesterday, the S.E.C. officially blocked the Chinese takeover of the Chicago Stock Exchange. You can read about it in the New York Times. Read more

  • LAURINBURG EXCHANGE: Pittenger: House tax plan will benefit North Carolinians
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Tax Reform

    A $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes that passed the U.S. House on Thursday will be good for North Carolina taxpayers, according to U.S. Rep, Robert Pittenger. Read more

  • Pittenger takes aim at China
    Posted in In the News on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs, National Security

    Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to modernize the national security review of potential foreign investments in the United States. Read more

  • House unanimously approves Pittenger financial reform legislation
    Posted in In the News on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Pittenger’s Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans Act (H.R. 2148) clarifies and improves Obama-era regulations which have created confusion in commercial real estate lending, leading to fewer jobs and slower economic growth. Read more

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