Updated: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.
Pittenger thrilled to be appointed to House Financial Services Committee
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