Jones was the representative for North Carolina’s 3rd congressional district and was a Republican. He served from 1995 to 2019.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Jones.
Jones is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Jones sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Jones was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 1642 (114th): To designate the building utilized as a United States courthouse located at 150 Reade Circle in Greenville, North Carolina, as the “Randy D. Doub United States Courthouse”.
- H.R. 5094 (109th): Lake Mattamuskeet Lodge Preservation Act
- H.R. 126 (109th): To amend Public Law 89-366 to allow for an adjustment in the number of free roaming horses permitted in Cape Lookout National Seashore.
- H.R. 2326 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 614 West Old County Road in Belhaven, North Carolina, as the “Floyd Lupton Post Office”.
- H.R. 4435 (106th): To clarify certain boundaries on the map relating to Unit NC01 of the Coastal Barrier Resources System.
- H.R. 765 (105th): Shackleford Banks Wild Horses Protection Act
- H.R. 3680 (104th): War Crimes Act of 1996
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (9%) International Affairs (7%)
Some of Jones’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 463: Military Retiree Survivor Comfort Act
- H.R. 464: To amend title 38, United States Code, to improve dependency and indemnity compensation ...
- H.R. 311: To redesignate the Department of the Navy as the Department of the Navy ...
- H.Con.Res. 145: Recognizing the honorable service of military working dogs and soldier handlers in the ...
- H.Res. 922: Defining presidential wars not declared by Congress under Article I, section 8, clause ...
- H.Res. 901 (115th): Calling on and encouraging the White House to issue a public apology.
- H.R. 4692: To revise the boundaries of a John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System ...
From Jan 1995 to Feb 2019, Jones missed 846 of 16,113 roll call votes, which is 5.3%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Feb 2019. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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