Back by popular demand, it's the Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Walter Jones on June 7th!! Please tune in every week as we count down to primary day!
In light of Hillary Clinton’s recent comment regarding the unborn, let’s kick things off with Walter’s pro-life stance and legislation.
#10. To Walter Jones, there is nothing more sacred than life and protecting the unborn. As a member of the Pro-Life Caucus with a 100% rating from National Right to Life, Congressman Jones has introduced and supported legislation to defend the unborn. For example, Congressman Jones introduced H. Res. 399, so that the House would consider legislation to protect traditional marriage and prevent taxpayer funding of abortion. He has also supported every piece of legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.
Walter Jones will never stop fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves.
Today, I filed for re-election to represent Eastern North Carolina's Third Congressional District. As a lifelong Eastern North Carolinian, I am excited to continue to stand up for the people and fight tooth and nail against the Washington Establishment.
Our country is facing serious problems, and we don't need another rubber stamp to vote for the bad backroom deals and special interests that got us in this mess in the first place. It has always been my mission to serve, and I look forward to continuing to do what is right for Eastern North Carolina. I hope to see you at the polls on JUNE 7th!
"I wake up every day on a mission to serve the people of Eastern North Carolina, not the establishment leaders in Washington or the special interests."
Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones filed to run for re-election to represent Eastern North Carolina's Third Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A lifelong Eastern North Carolinian, Congressman Jones resides in Farmville with his wife of almost 50 years, Joe Anne. Congressman Jones released the following statement about his candidacy:
"I wake up every day on a mission to serve the people of Eastern North Carolina, not the establishment leaders in Washington or the special interests.
While many in Congress forget their conservative principles and the taxpayers they represent, I've stood strong. While others have pushed for open borders and amnesty, I've been a leader in the fight to secure our borders against illegal aliens and terrorists. While some have turned their back on the Judeo-Christian values this country was founded on, I've stayed true.
At a time when our national debt is spiraling out of control, people need a voice to fight against the big spenders in Washington, not join them. I've tried to be that voice. I voted against the bailouts and Obamacare. Over the past 11 years, I'm the only member of Congress to vote against every increase in the debt limit, and every debt-filled budget bill. And during that time, I've voted against more spending bills than all but one of my Republican colleagues.
I also recognize the importance of keeping the faith with our military men and women and their families. They've sacrificed for us, and we owe it to them to honor our promises. That is why over the past three years I have cosponsored more bills to help our veterans than any other member of Congress.
Our nation is facing big problems. We don't need another rubber stamp in Congress to vote for bad, back room deals cut by party leaders in Washington. I've fought against those deals tooth and nail, and I'm excited about the opportunity to continue the fight for the people of Eastern North Carolina."
Congress must block funding for the Obama administration’s Middle Eastern refugee resettlement plans when it appropriates money before the end of the year, Rep. Walter Jones says.
“It is reckless for the Obama administration to allow radical Muslim Middle Eastern ‘refugees’ to settle in the United States or come through our open borders and put American lives at risk,” Jones says.
“It is equally reckless for Congress to give President Obama a blank check to keep importing these ‘refugees’ that pose a risk to all Americans,” he added.
Jones’ home state of North Carolina has already accepted 44 Syrian refugees, Gov. Pat McCrory’s office revealed Friday to the Carolina Journal. Monday, Jones called for the effort to be defunded
According to Jones, politicians are not being straight with the American people if they claim that resettling refugees from terrorist hot spots are not a threat to safety — especially in light of the attacks in Paris.
“After the atrocious attacks in Paris on Friday night brought on by at least one Syrian ‘refugee,’ it is dishonest for any politician to pretend that importing ‘refugees’ from radical Islamic countries does not increase the threat of horrific attacks against Americans,” he said.
The concerns about the threat of Middle Eastern refugees to the United States — and Syrian refugees in particular — come following numerous admissions by top administration officials that the government lacks the intelligence to thoroughly vet the refugees it is seeking to admit.
In September Jones signed on to legislation — The Resettlement Accountability National Security Act of 2015 — that would halt to all refugee resettlement until the government can complete an audit on the cost.
According to Jones’ office, from 2008 to 2013 the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reports that the U.S. admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and another 308,805 Middle Eastern immigrants were granted green cards — meaning that in a five years nearly half a million people from the Middle East have moved to the U.S.
Further, Jones’ office notes that according to the Migration Policy Institute, the U.S. accepts 20 percent of the world’s migrants wile representing less than 5 percent of the global population.
Today is the day when we recognize our nation's veterans and thank them for their service. However, I believe this is something we should do EVERY day. I believe those who wear or have worn the uniform for our country deserve everything we have promised them because THEY HAVE EARNED IT. Because of this, I have cosponsored more bills to help our veterans than ANY other member of Congress. I will continue to stand up for our nation's veterans because they stood up for us. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR NATION'S VETERANS and their FAMILIES!!