Congressman Robert Pittenger
Congressman Robert Pittenger represented the Charlotte, North
Carolina area for three terms in the US House of Representatives,
with a focus on national security, foreign investment reform, tax
reform, and religious freedom. He served as Chairman of the
Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare,
and as Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services
Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance.
Congressman Pittenger received bipartisan recognition for his
leadership on reforming the Committee on Foreign Investment in
the United States (CFIUS), the only government agency tasked with
identifying potential foreign investments which threaten national
security. His Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act,
which cracked down on malicious foreign investment targeting
national security technology, was signed into law by President
Trump in 2018.
He also received bipartisan recognition for elevating the issue of “terrorism financing” as another front in the war on terror. In this role, he has met with hundreds of world leaders and security experts to advocate increased global cooperation in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism. He has organized and hosted fourteen Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Fora, which have brought together over 1200 Members of Parliament and government officials from 84 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America to discuss counter-terror finance, cyber security, data sharing, cryptocurrencies, and predatory foreign investment.
Born and raised in Texas, Robert was the youngest of four children. His dad was a small business owner, and his mother raised the children. Upon graduating from the University of Texas, Congressman Pittenger worked for 10 years as Assistant to the President of Campus Crusade for Christ, helping to bring the work of the organization to over 170 countries. In 1985, Congressman Pittenger moved to Charlotte, where he built a national real estate investment company from scratch. Congressman Pittenger served from 2004-2008 in the North Carolina Senate and 2012-2018 in the United States Congress.
Congressman Pittenger and his wife, Suzanne, live in Charlotte. They have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.
Chairman, Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum, United States
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