House passes resolution honoring Walter Jones

The House passed a resolution on Monday honoring 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.), who died Sunday, by unanimous consent.


The lower chamber adjourned in a further mark of respect for the North Carolina Republican, who passed away on his 76th birthday. Under the resolution, members were also appointed to represent the House at his funeral, which is slated to take place in his home state on Thursday.

Jones, who was first elected in 1994, was known for his sharp criticisms of the war in Iraq and willingness to buck leadership on a number of key issues.

He had been absent from Congress since September and entered into hospice care at the start of the year after sustaining a hip injury.

A special election is expected to be held later this year.