Robert Pittenger is serving his third term in Congress, representing the citizens of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, including southern Mecklenburg County, all of Union, Anson, Richmond, Scotland, and Robeson counties, and large portions of Cumberland and Bladen counties. Congressman Pittenger’s district is home to America’s third largest financial center, located in Charlotte, has a thriving agriculture industry and is a major producer of chicken, turkey, pork, and agricultural products.
Congressman Pittenger is a leader on efforts to stem the flow of terrorist financing serving as Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance, fighting to end the violence of radical Islamic terrorists. Congressman Pittenger has hosted 8 international forums as Chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, bringing together over 600 Members of Parliament, Senators, Ambassadors, and other top officials from 60 nations to discuss terrorism financing, cyber security, and intelligence collaboration. Experts from the private sector, government and additional top national security leaders have addressed these forums.
As a member of the important Financial Services Committee, Congressman Pittenger is focused on unleashing America’s economic potential by eliminating burdensome and needless regulations. His efforts have greatly enhanced access to credit and capital through community banks and credit unions for small businesses.
Congressman Pittenger hosts a weekly Bible study with Members of Congress and serves on the Pro-life Caucus and Prayer Caucus. Additionally, House Speaker Paul Ryan appointed Congressman Pittenger to his third term on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors human rights and religious persecution in China. Through these leadership roles, Congressman Pittenger was instrumental in securing the freedom of Pastor Abedini from his imprisonment in Iran.
Congressman Pittenger brings his consistent conservative voice to Washington D.C. serving in House Leadership as a Member of the Whip Team and on the Steering Committee of the conservative Republican Study Committee.
The Congressman is focused on ending the burdensome regulations put in place by the Obama Administration. He has been endorsed by the American Conservative, National Taxpayers Union, NRA and National Right to Life for his commitment to conservative legislation. He helped repeal and replace Obamacare and the Dodd-Frank act through U.S. House of Representatives.
Congressman Pittenger lives in Charlotte with his wife, and has four grown children and ten wonderful grandchildren. They attend Forest Hill Church.