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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the passing of Rep. Walter Jones (NC-3):

“Walter Jones honorably served his community and country for more than 50 years – from the North Carolina National Guard to the state’s General Assembly to the U.S. House of Representatives. Most recently I witnessed Walter fight tirelessly for a proper federal response for his community following Hurricane Michael. His service represented his strong convictions on what made America great.  Walter was fiercely devoted to his family and country, specifically to our men and women in uniform. I extend my condolences to his wife, Joe Anne, and his entire family.”