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Rep. Walter Jones Sr.

Former Representative from North Carolina’s 1st District, Democrat

Jones, a Democrat, was the representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district from 1965 to 1992.


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

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the House of Representatives in 1992. 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)

Enacted Legislation

Jones was the primary sponsor of 23 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Jones sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Transportation and Public Works (31%) Environmental Protection (27%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (10%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (7%) Private Legislation (5%) Armed Forces and National Security (5%) Emergency Management (4%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Feb 1966 to Sep 1992, Jones missed 1,608 of 12,207 roll call votes, which is 13.2%. This is much worse than the median of 4.4% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Sep 1992. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: