Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) released the following statement on the passing of Congressman Walter B. Jones:
“It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of my friend and colleague, Congressman Walter B. Jones. We have lost a great man who was dedicated to serving the people of Eastern North Carolina with integrity, kindness, and compassion.
“Walter had a distinguished record of proudly serving this country for over three decades, both as a Member of the North Carolina State Legislature and as a Member of Congress. He will be remembered for working across the aisle and tirelessly giving voice to military servicemembers, veterans, and caregivers.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Joe Anne, his daughter Ashley, and his entire family. Our nation grieves with them for the loss of such a respected man and talented legislator.”
Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Senior Member of the House Rules Committee, Ranking Democratic Member of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.