Pittenger thrilled to be appointed to House Financial Services Committee

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Robert Pittenger said he is thrilled to be appointed to the House Financial Services Committee.

The District 9 Republican was elected just last month and has not taken office yet.

On Monday night Pittenger said he believes the appointment is a reflection of his business background and Charlotte's status as a banking hub.

"There are really 2,700-plus businesses in the Charlotte region that fall under the umbrella of financial services so we wanted to make sure they knew what a key component it was for our region," said Pittenger.

Pittenger said his top priority will be regulation reform.

Pittenger will be sworn in on Jan. 3.