JONES VOTES AGAINST PROPOSAL TO RAISE DEBT CEILING

October 16, 2013
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Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against the Senate proposal that would raise the debt ceiling until February and continue funding the government until January, but would allow Obamacare to remain intact and do nothing to cut spending. He issued the following statement on his vote:

“As the only member of Congress to vote against every debt ceiling increase in the last 10 years, I cannot in good conscience support a piece of legislation that does absolutely nothing to address the most pressing issue facing our country – out of control spending,” said Congressman Jones. “While I support the effort to reopen the government, the last thing Washington needs is permission to continue its reckless spending habits when the national debt is an astonishing 17 trillion dollars. Borrowing another roughly 230 billion dollars from the Chinese and other foreign governments – only to funnel much of it back overseas to the war in Afghanistan and other foreign aid projects – is the wrong choice for our country.”

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JONES CALLS OUT ADMINISTRATION HYPOCRISY ON SELECTIVE PARK SERVICE CLOSURES

October 8, 2013
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Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s decision to allow an immigration reform rally on the National Mall while it continues to block public access to the rest of the national park system, including the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores.

“At a time when veterans have arrived at the World War II Memorial to find barricades and Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore are closed to the public, the administration’s decision to give special permission to their political friends to hold a pro-amnesty rally on the National Mall is outrageous,” said Congressman Jones. “It is time for the administration to stop putting politics before the American people. It is time to drop the refusals to negotiate and come together on solutions that will reopen the people’s parks, cut spending, and create jobs.”

For additional information, please contact Sarah Howard in Congressman Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415.

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JONES VOTES TO ENSURE PAYMENT OF VETERANS BENEFITS, PROVIDE FUNDING FOR NATIONAL PARKS AND DC GOVERNMENT

October 1, 2013
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Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) cosponsored and voted in favor of legislation to ensure that veterans will see no delay in receiving the benefits they have earned – such as disability payments, funds awarded through the GI Bill, education training, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loans. The Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act would provide immediate funding to the VA to facilitate those services.

“Our men and women in uniform have made incredible sacrifices to defend our freedom,” said Congressman Jones. “It is critical that we keep the promises that we made to them and provide them with the resources that they deserve – without delay.”

In addition, Congressman Jones voted in favor of a proposal to allow the District of Columbia government to use its own revenue to continue operations, as well as a proposal to reopen national parks, museums, and memorials.

Although each of these bills received a majority of votes in the House of Representatives, they were defeated because they were considered under suspension of the rules, which requires a two-thirds majority of votes.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Howard in Congressman Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415.

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September 29, 2013
News Release
Congressman Walter B. Jones Press Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted in favor of amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that would prevent a government shutdown, delay the implementation of Obamacare by one year, and permanently repeal Obamacare’s job-killing medical device tax. In a separate piece of legislation, Congressman Jones voted to ensure that military personnel will continue to receive pay in the event of a government shutdown.

“Eastern North Carolinians are opposed to Obamacare and opposed to a government shutdown,” said Congressman Jones. “That is why I voted to support a continuing resolution that will keep the government open and delay the president’s disastrous health care law.”

“It is imperative that our military personnel receive pay under any circumstances. Providing them with this assurance is the least we can do after all of the sacrifices our troops have made for us.”

These measures will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

For additional information, please contact Sarah Howard in Congressman Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415.

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