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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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GREENVILLE, NC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) released the following statement regarding Hurricane Matthew’s projected path. Although Matthew’s center is not expected to make landfall in North Carolina, strong winds, heavy rain, and flooding may still affect many areas. “As Hurricane Matthew draws near, I urge everyone to take the necessary steps to prepare. I encourage you to properly secure your homes, purchase supplies, and agree to a family emergency plan.  While our state is not currently in Matthew’s direct path, hurricanes can abruptly change course at any time. It is vital that we all continue to monitor weather forecasts and emergency alerts. This storm is serious, and we must work together to stay safe.” Please continue to monitor forecasts and warnings from NC Emergency Management and the Weather.gov.   For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or allison.tucker@mail.house.gov. ###
WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight at the National Citizen Leadership Conference (NCLC), Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) will be presented the 1st Annual Congressional Leadership Award by American Promise, the nation’s leading advocacy group for overturning Citizens United v. FEC.  The award is presented to former and current members of Congress who advocate for fair representation in government for the people. Following the award presentation, the recipients will take part in a panel discussion. “The Citizens United and SpeechNow.org decisions have completely altered the dynamic of elections and governance.  Deep pocketed special interests now have more influence than ever,” said Congressman Jones.  “I am honored to be a recipient of American Promise’s Congressional Leadership Award, and I look forward to discussing the importance of curbing the power of special interests in Washington.” SCHEDULE, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, Renaissance Washington Hotel: 5:30pm – Congressional L
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) released the following statement after Congress’ successful override of President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA): “I have worked with 9/11 families for years.  I have seen their pain. I am thrilled that Congress came together for these families so they may seek justice for the tragic events that occurred on September 1, 2001.  This is one of the proudest moments I have experienced serving in the House of Representatives.” To read more about Congressman Jones’ journey to support 9/11 families and declassifying the 28 pages, click here. For additional information, please contact Allison Tucker in Congressman Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or allison.tucker@mail.house.gov. ###  
  Call 211 for shelters, food assistance, and storm recovery info Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies Call 511 for roadway conditions On October 10, President Obama declared a major disaster for several North Carolina counties in order to receive assistance for Hurricane Matthew damage. Grant assistance provided by FEMA may include funds to help with costs such as rent, temporary housing, rent, moving, storage, repairs to damaged or destroyed property, transportation, small business loans, farm recovery, as well as medical and dental expenses during the recovery period. North Carolina residents should register with FEMA even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but under-insured applicants may receive help after their insurance claims have been settled. Applying for Assistance If you have experienced additional expenses or damage as a result of Hurricane Matthew and live in Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Dare, Duplin, Edgec

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