Pittenger gets Scotland intro

LAURINBURG — A group of more than 30 business representatives and public officials have requested greater local autonomy to make local decisions from the man who may be representing Scotland County in the U.S. House of Representatives next year. U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte visited Laurinburg on Friday, touring the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office […]
Terrorism & Warfare

COLUMN: President Obama’s actions on Guantanamo misguided

By Robert Pittenger Last week, President Obama sent Congress his proposal to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, which would move radical Islamist terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to South Carolina or other locations on U.S. soil. Unfortunately, we shouldn't be surprised by President Obama's plan. This is a president who has never acknowledged […]
Press Release


Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: William VanOrsdel 704-650-1722 DISTRICT 9 CONGRESSMAN ROBERT PITTENGER LAUNCHES NATIONAL SECURITY CAMPAIGN AD Charlotte, NC -- Congressman Robert Pittenger today launched his first television ad across the newly created 9th Congressional District focusing on his leadership on national security. The initial ad buy will focus on Fox News stations […]

Rep. Pittenger: Chinese bid for Chicago Stock Exchange must be fully investigated

Recently, a Chinese firm, Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group (CCEG), announced its desire to purchase the Chicago Stock Exchange. In response, 45 of my colleagues in the House of Representatives joined me in writing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to request a rigorous investigation of this transaction. Some might question why […]
Foreign Affairs

Reps. Hudson, Pittenger slam Obama plan to close Guantanamo Bay

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s current congressman and its prospective future voice in Washington have sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s push to close the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison for enemy combatants and terrorism suspects. Reps. Richard Hudson, R-Concord, and Robert Pittenger, R-Charlotte, both panned the plan to close Gitmo and move many detainees to the United […]

PRESS RELEASE: Congressman Pittenger Endorses Marco Rubio for President

        PRESS RELEASE February 3, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Will VanOrsdel 704-650-1722 CONGRESSMAN PITTENGER ENDORSES MARCO RUBIO FOR PRESIDENT CHARLOTTE – As Senator Rubio's momentum continues to build, Congressman Pittenger released the following endorsement of Marco Rubio for the 2016 Presidential race: "For seven years, President Obama has focused more on […]

Saeed Abedini Thought He Might Die in Iranian Custody

The pastor, freed along with other American prisoners, discussed aspects of his ordeal with a congressman who pushed for his release.  Idaho pastor Saeed Abedini believes his Iranian captors might have killed him were it not for worldwide advocacy on his behalf and says the severe treatment he received during his captivity conspicuously improved in the […]