US Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina enters hospice care

A Republican congressman who has represented North Carolina for over two decades has entered hospice care

ByThe Associated Press
January 26, 2019, 6:09 PM
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FILE - In this Friday Oct. 14, 2005 file photo, U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., speaks during a rally in Columbus, Ohio. A news release issued Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 on the official government page for Jones says that his health has declined since he recently broke his hip and that he’s in hospice care. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, file)
The Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Republican congressman who has represented North Carolina for over two decades has entered hospice care.

A news release issued Saturday on the official government page for U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. says that his health has declined since he recently broke his hip and that he's in hospice care.

He had been battling ailments in recent months. He was granted a leave of absence from Congress in late 2018 after missing a number of votes.

Jones was re-elected to the U.S. House in November after running unopposed in a district that includes Kinston, Greenville and New Bern. He has served in Congress since 1995.

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