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

October 1, 2013
News Release
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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