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Jones Votes Against Debt Ceiling Increase

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) issued the following statement regarding his vote against a proposal that would raise the debt ceiling through March 2015 while doing nothing to cut spending:

    "Out of control spending is the most pressing issue facing the United States today," said Congressman Jones. "The national debt has reached an astonishing $17 trillion, yet we continue to spend money that we do not have and borrow billions of dollars from foreign governments  -  only to funnel much of that borrowed money back overseas to the war in Afghanistan and other foreign aid projects. This bill is merely a license for the government to continue the same reckless, unsustainable cycle. As the only member of Congress to vote against every debt ceiling increase in the last 10 years, I will not stand for a proposal that does nothing to curb wasteful spending."

Jones Denounces Common Core Standards

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) cosponsored a resolution (H. Res. 476) in support of individual state authority over academic standards and assessments. The resolution denounces the U.S. Department of Education's practice of coercion and overreach into state education systems by tying federal funding to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards.

    "Under the Tenth Amendment, authority over our education systems is reserved for the individual states, not the federal government, making the Department of Education's overreach in this area clearly unconstitutional," said Congressman Jones. "Furthermore, serious concerns have been raised with the quality of education provided under the Common Core Standards."

    Congressman Jones is a longtime proponent of eliminating the federal Department of Education. The resolution has garnered support from groups such as the American Association of Christian Schools, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Family Research Council, Home School Legal Defense Association, Pioneer Institute, American Principles in Action, and Eagle Forum.

    Sarah Howard
      Communications Director

    Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3)

     2333 Rayburn House Office Building
     Washington, DC 20515  •  (202) 225-3415
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