Rep. Walter Jones Jr.

Representative from North Carolina’s 3rd District, Republican

Jones, a Republican, has been the representative for North Carolina's 3rd congressional district since Jan 4, 1995 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Jones has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Jones is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Jones for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Walter Jones Jr. sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jones sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (29%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (22%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) International Affairs (11%) Government Operations and Politics (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (8%) Social Welfare (3%)

Recent Bills

Some of Jones’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Jones’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Aye H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 511: Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act of 2015
Nov 17, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 6: 21st Century Cures Act
Jul 10, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Sep 2016, Jones missed 535 of 14,790 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 32 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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