Walter (Walter) B. Jones, Jr. (R-USH03)
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Capitol: 202.225.3415
FAX: 202.225.3286
District: 252.931.1003
District FAX: 252.931.1002
Representative
Room 2333 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3303

Residence: Farmville, NC
Elected: 1994    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Joe Anne Whitehurst   DOB: 2/10/1943
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gateway Communities Caucus
Co-ChairHome Health Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberOut of Afghanistan Caucus
Co-ChairConstitutional War Study Group
Co-ChairCongressional Campaign Finance Reform Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberCongressional Defense Energy Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Transparency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
FC MemberHurricane Irene Coalition
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Lumber
FC MemberCongressional Property Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baby Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Personnel
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kids Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Flat Tax Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Canada
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peanut Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soils Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberJoint Strike Fighter Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberRural Health Care Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Beaufort / Camden / Carteret / Chowan / Craven / Currituck / Dare / Greene / Hyde / Jones / Lenoir / Onslow / Pamlico / Pasquotank / Perquimans / Pitt / Tyrrell

Bio

Walter Jones was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995, following ten years of service as an elected member of the North Carolina General Assembly. Jones strongly believes in the strength of faith and family, and has worked to represent the citizens of Eastern North Carolina with honor and integrity.

Since taking office, Congressman Jones has fought for an effective, commonsense government that returns power and control to the people. He has committed himself to providing tax relief for American families, retirement security for our nation's seniors, a strong national defense, and a quality education for every child. This dedication and effort has earned him the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Congressman Jones has also been a leader in fighting the U.S. trade deficit and leveling the playing field for American workers, as well as curbing special interests in the election process. He has always been very outspoken on his pro-life views, and has fought to protect the free speech of military chaplains as well as all members of the clergy.

Currently serving his 12th term in Congress, Congressman Jones is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services. As a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, he has concentrated on safeguarding the well-being of our nation's veterans and active service members. Congressman Jones has sponsored and co-sponsored more veterans' legislation in the last three Congressional terms than any other sitting member of Congress. He has received numerous awards from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), and many other Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). Congressman Jones recently saw the conclusion of a 14 year journey to clear the names of two Marine pilots who died in a V-22 Osprey crash. The pilots were incorrectly blamed for the crash by the Marine Corps. For 14 years, Jones petitioned the Department of Defense to correct the record and clear the names of the pilots. This past year, the Department of Defense issued a statement that clarifies the causes of the crash.

As a member of the Military Personnel Subcommittee in 2010, Congressman Jones was behind the incorporation of language into the National Defense Authorization Act concerning treatment for returning troops suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He continues to monitor facilities and treatment advances for service members recovering from TBIs.

While only three percent of all bills introduced in the 104th Congress ever became law, President Clinton signed Jones's War Crimes Act into law on August 21, 1996. Each year since 2001, Congressman Jones has introduced legislation to change the name of the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Navy and Marine Corps. He strongly believes that our nation's Marines deserve proper recognition for their sacrifice. Jones is also committed to preserving and protecting North Carolina's unique history and culture. In 1998, he passed legislation to protect the wild horses on Shackleford Banks of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Since then, he has worked with numerous North Carolina legislators continuing to preserve the state's wild horses.

In 2010, Congressman Jones was named #17 out of 535 on The Hill Newspaper's 25 Hardest Working Lawmakers list. In 2004, a survey of top Capitol Hill staff conducted by Washingtonian Magazine ranked Congressman Jones #1 out of the 435 U.S. House members in the "Just Plain Nice" category. To read about other honors and awards Congressman Jones has earned for his work in Congress, click here.

Congressman Jones drives home to Farmville every weekend to his wife Joe Anne and his dog, Darby. They have one daughter, Ashley.