Tuesday, January 20, 2015

McHenry moves up on banking panel, Pittenger reappointed

Rep. Patrick McHenry, of Lincoln County, has been named vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, while Rep. Robert Pittenger, of Charlotte, has been reappointed to the committee.

The appointment is a move up on the committee for McHenry, who has served on it since his first term in 2005.

In addition to the vice chairman position, McHenry will be a member of the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

Pittenger was named to the committee in 2012, the year he was elected to his first term. He was sworn in for his second term earlier this month.

Pittenger is also on the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee and the Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee.

The two Republicans are among three Charlotte-area lawmakers on the committee. Mick Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, is the third.