JONES HONORS VICTIMS OF BEIRUT BOMBING ON HOUSE FLOOR

October 23, 2013
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Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in remembrance of the bombing of the United States Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on October 23, 1983.  The attack claimed the lives of 241 Americans and wounded an additional 128.  Many of the victims were assigned to the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit deployed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, which is located in Congressman Jones’ district.

“It is only appropriate that on the thirtieth anniversary of this act of terrorism, we recognize the courageous sacrifice of the individuals who lost their lives,” said Congressman Jones.  “Furthermore, we join with the family and friends of the victims in mourning for their loss.”

 

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JONES CALLS FOR DHHS SECRETARY’S RESIGNATION

October 23, 2013
News Release
Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) joined a coalition of House members in calling for the resignation of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Congressman Jones and his colleagues pointed out that despite the fact that the DHHS has had several years to prepare for Obamacare’s implementation, the rollout of the Health Insurance Marketplace over the past three weeks has been riddled with serious errors. Specifically, the web site HealthCare.gov – which cost taxpayers 400 million dollars to create – was not adequately tested for data security or for the ability to handle a large number of requests. The letter calls for the president to both request Secretary Sebelius’ resignation and delay the implementation of Obamacare as a result of these problems.

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