Alleged misconduct & resolution
In 2015 Pittenger was investigated for compensation for his involvement with a fiduciary business, a real estate investment firm known as Pittenger Land Investments, Inc. The House Committee on Ethics deferred to the Department of Justice. In May 2017, the FBI closed the investigation without making any charges.
|Nov. 18, 2015||House Committee on Ethics deferred to the Department of Justice|
|Jan. 2, 2017||House Committee on Ethics continued to defer to the Department of Justice|
|May 2017||The FBI closed the investigation without making any charges.|
Read our 2017 Report Card for Pittenger.
Pittenger is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Pittenger has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Robert Pittenger sits on the following committees:
Pittenger was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 2148: Clarifying Commercial Real Estate Loans
- H.R. 1427: To require the Secretary of Commerce to study the coverage gaps of the Next Generation Weather Radar of the National Weather Service and to develop a plan for ...
- H.R. 3627 (113th): Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Pittenger sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Pittenger’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5841: Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018
- H.R. 5663: Make Sanctuary Cities Pay for the Wall Act of 2018
- H.R. 4757: Fully Informed District Bank Act
- H.R. 4452: Right to Lend Act of 2017
- H.Con.Res. 94: Recognizing the opening of the nonsectarian Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., ...
- H.Con.Res. 93: Recognizing the opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., the ...
- H.R. 4311: Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017
|Pittenger’s Vote||Vote Description|
H.R. 146: Eastern Band of Cherokee Historic Lands Reacquisition Act
Apr 16, 2018. Passed 383/2.
H.R. 146 takes specified lands and easements in Monroe County, Tennessee, into trust for the benefit of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. These lands include the Sequoyah Museum, the Chota Memorial, the Tanasi Memorial, and land to provide support for these properties and cultural ...
H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed 266/167.
This vote turned this bill into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, by replacing the text of the bill in whole. H.R. 1314 was previously the Trade Act of 2015.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 3008 (113th): To provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of National Forest System land in Los Padres ...
Jan 27, 2014. Passed 367/27.
H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.
H.R. 307 (113th): Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013
Jan 22, 2013. Passed 395/29.
The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Pub.L. 113–5, H.R. 307, enacted March 13, 2013) is a law enacted by the 113th United States Congress. The Act amends the Public Health Service Act in order to extend, fund, and improve several programs designed ...
From Jan 2013 to Sep 2018, Pittenger missed 131 of 3,638 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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