WASHINGTON, DC House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) made the following statement about the passing of Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC):

“Walter Jones is no longer with us, but he has left an indelible imprint on the work of the House Armed Services Committee and on his country. During the twenty-four years he served in Congress, he was a tireless advocate for American servicemembers, someone who was always willing to put principle above partisanship, and a wonderful colleague. I extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends, and all those whose lives have been affected by his service.”