U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, center, once called the nation’s rising debt a national security threat. But he defended his recent vote for a spending bill that experts say could add $2 trillion to the national debt.
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, center, once called the nation’s rising debt a national security threat. But he defended his recent vote for a spending bill that experts say could add $2 trillion to the national debt. Jenna Eason jeason@charlotteobserver.com
U.S. Rep. Robert Pittenger, center, once called the nation’s rising debt a national security threat. But he defended his recent vote for a spending bill that experts say could add $2 trillion to the national debt. Jenna Eason jeason@charlotteobserver.com

NC congressman had blasted exploding debt. Why did he back plan that makes it worse?

February 16, 2018 08:32 AM