North Carolina congressman Walter Jones in hospice, wife says

North Carolina congressman Walter Jones in hospice, wife says
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Rep. Walter JonesWalter Beaman JonesRepublican Greg Murphy wins special election in NC's 3rd District Early voting extended in NC counties impacted by Dorian ahead of key House race The Hill's Campaign Report: North Carolina special election poses test for GOP ahead of 2020 MORE (R-N.C.) is in hospice care, his wife Joe Anne Jones told NBC affiliate WITN Saturday.

His “health has declined after sustaining a broken hip last week” Jones' office said in a statement. “He is now in hospice care. The family asks for your prayers, and for their privacy to be respected during this difficult time.”

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The 75-year-old representative has not been able to attend votes on the House floor since September because of an undisclosed illness.

Jones underwent surgery for a broken hip on Jan. 15, per WITN.

He has served in Congress for 24 years.