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The U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1995.
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ENG: Walter Beaman Jones, Jr. (born February 10, 1943, in Farmville, North Carolina) is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district, serving since 1995. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district encompasses the Outer Banks and areas near the Pamlico Sound. Jones' father was Walter B. Jones, Sr., a Democratic Party congressman from the neighboring 1st district. The younger Jones has long since dropped the "Jr." from his name. Early life, education, and business career Jones is a lifelong resident of Farmville, a suburb of Greenville, North Carolina. He attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts from Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College) in Wilson, North Carolina before serving ...
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Jones votes to rein in federal regulations

Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) and 236 of his Republican colleagues voted for H.R. 10, also known as the REINS Act. The measure, which Jones is an original cosponsor of, would require Congress to approve every major rule proposed by the Executive branch before it can be imposed on American taxpayers. The REINS Act requires Congress to take an up-or-down vote on regulations to rein in costly overreach of federal agencies that stifles job creation and hinders economic growth. Such a process would help safeguard taxpayers from unnecessary and onerous regulations and ensure that federal ...

Jones Votes for Wall Street’s Bad Bill

The Truth or Dare blog points out that U.S. Rep. Walter Jones (NC-3) was one of only three Republicans who voted for the “Wall Street Reform” legislation last week, a bill that even 18 Democrats chose not to support. The bill, listing just a few aspects of what it contains, dictates hiring quotas for financial firms, allows the federal government to take over what it deems “troubled” firms, and will regulate credit cards through the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The blogger contacted Rep. Jones’ office and asked for a statement regarding his decision ...

Jones: Bring troops home instead of cutting school lunch

Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina said Tuesday that all U.S. military forces should be pulled out of Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden is dead. “Why this Congress continues to complain about budgets and cuts and deficits and debts — and our young men and women are walking the roads of Afghanistan getting their legs blown off and getting killed — we still sit here in Congress and don’t bring it up as an issue,” he said on the House floor. Jones added that Afghan President Hamid Karzai was a “corrupt leader,” and that the U.S. ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) continued his long-standing fight for American businesses and workers.  Yesterday, Jones and Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14) offered an amendment to a water infrastructure bill (S. 612) that would permanently require all iron and steel products used in projects financed by the U.S. taxpayer-funded Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) to be made in the United States, not China or other foreign nations.  The amendment was defeated in an 3-8 party line vote in the House Rules Committee.  A version of the amendment was then offered as a motion on the House floor, but was defeated again on a vote of 184-236.  The underlying bill – without the Doyle/Jones “Buy American” provision – was subsequently approved and now goes to the Senate for final consideration.   Not giving up the fight for American workers, Congressman Jones is joining his colleagues Cheri Bustos (IL-8) and Dan Lipinski (IL-3) in introducing a
WASHINGTON, DC – This month, Congressmen Walter B. Jones (NC-03), along with 87 other Republican Senators and Members of Congress, filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth District calling for the Obama administration’s destructive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule to be struck down. This rule, proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), would dramatically expand the federal government’s regulatory authority over ditches, ponds and other small non-federal bodies of water on private property. In addition, last week Jones joined many of his congressional colleagues in sending a letter to House leadership to insist that no taxpayer funding for WOTUS implementation be included in any fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills. “Plain and simple, this rule is bad for private land owners and farmers in Eastern North Carolina and across the nation,” Jones said. “It’s the Obama administration in a
Contact: Allison Tucker (Jones) / (202) 225.3415 or Meaghan Lynch (Butterfield) / (202) 225.3101 WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced its final approval of the state’s application to designate U.S. Highway 264 between Zebulon and Greenville, North Carolina as Future Interstate 587.  Congressmen Walter B. Jones (NC-03) and G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) applauded the approval of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) application to transform the highway into an interstate. “I introduced The Eastern North Carolina Gateway Act to underline the need for high-quality infrastructure in our region,” said Congressman Jones. “I am pleased that the NC Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration agree that Future Interstate 587 is a crucial investment in the future of Eastern North Carolina regional economy. This milestone would not have been possible without the support of tr
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-03) continued his opposition to expansion of the marine sanctuary system off the Atlantic Coast.  Jones and several congressional colleagues from the Atlantic seaboard are urging the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to reject the proposed nominations of Baltimore, Hudson and Norfolk Canyons as marine sanctuaries under the National Marine Sanctuary Act.  Congressman Jones’ latest action follows his work with Dare and Carteret counties earlier this year to oppose NOAA’s proposed expansion of the Monitor Sanctuary off the Eastern North Carolina coast.  “There is no need for new designations or access restrictions for fishermen and boaters that may flow from them in the future,” said Congressman Jones. Congressman Jones has long been an advocate for Eastern North Carolina fishermen by fighting against overreaching government regulations on recreational and commercial fishing.  He has also secured mu

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