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Thursday, 04 October 2018 15:44

Jeff Scott: Silence is War

American voters are sleepwalking again.

From the beginning of my campaign in February, I stated clearly in every public appearance that I am the "Peace candidate."

I support reductions in military spending and foreign arms sales. Yet, the defense budget just passed is a whopping $675 billion, 10 times that of Russia. American bombs, purchased by the Saudis, are falling on Yemeni civilians. A few members of Congress have finally woken up to the fact that Americans are partners in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, but most of our elected representatives, and candidates, are still sleepwalking.

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Devastating floods in Texas.  Storm surge and mammoth power outages in Florida. 

Over the past three weeks, America has witnessed catastrophic destruction caused by two major hurricanes.  Like you, I am saddened by the tragic impact and continue to pray for those whose lives have been torn apart.

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) issued this statement after learning protesters pulled down a Confederate statue in Durham on Monday evening:

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is excited to announce nine town hall meetings for August.

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CHARLOTTE -  Dr. Mark Harris, senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Charlotte, announced on Monday that he will run in the special primary in March 2018 for the ninth district's congressional seat in Congress. His opponent will once again be incumbent Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), who has held the seat since 2013.

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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) voted to fund President Trump’s $1.6 billion request for a border wall, provide the largest military pay raise in 8 years, and increase Defense spending by 13% to rebuild America’s military.

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WASHINGTON – This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation, co-sponsored by Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09), to nullify a controversial new rule which benefits trial lawyers at the expense of hardworking Americans.

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WASHINGTON – Friday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved Congressman Robert Pittenger’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2810) to crack down on international businesses that support North Korean cyberattacks.

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The following is US Congressman Robert Pittenger's (NC-09) weekly column:

National newscasts seem obsessed with drama and intrigue.  While Americans are being fed a steady diet of overdone outrage, my House Republican colleagues and I have been hard at work, turning in a busy and productive first six months of 2017.  Let’s take a look.

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WASHINGTON – In an effort to restore law and order, Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) today voted to withhold certain federal grants from sanctuary cities, allow sanctuary cities to be sued by crime victims, and increase penalties for deported felons who illegally return to the United States.

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