WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the passing of Representative Walter Jones:

“It’s a sad day for the House of Representatives as we mourn the death of Walter Jones. He was a champion for our nation’s service members, seniors, children, and a faithful servant to the people of North Carolina’s 3rd District. Most importantly, he was a dear friend to many of us. He will be missed. Jennifer and I send our love and prayers to Walter’s wife, Jo Anne, and his entire family.”