September 29, 2013
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.