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Hoyer Statement on the Passing of Rep. Walter Jones

WASHINGTON, DC - House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the passing of Rep. Walter Jones (NC-03):

“I was saddened to learn of the passing of my friend Walter Jones. We may have stood on opposite sides of the aisle in the House, but I always respected him for his amiability, his candor, and his love of country. Over the years, I watched him take difficult votes with conviction, standing up for what he believed to be right. That’s because he was a patriot and a man of principle, and it’s why he had so many friends on both sides of the aisle. That’s why the people of North Carolina’s coastal communities sent him back to Congress again and again. I join in conveying my sympathies to his wife Jo Ann and their entire family.”