Jones: No separate standard for Congress
Sunday, July 16, 2017
I am writing in response to a letter published in your July 12th edition, “3rd District voters need to help ‘drain swamp.’” I agree that our country should encourage the best of its elected officials, as well as
promote limited government and prosperity.
I especially agree that members of Congress should be held to the same standard as every single person in this great country. That is why I have never voted for any pay raise for Congress, and I have never
voted for legislation that would exempt myself or other representatives from the same laws governing the American people. Your letter-writer is correct: it is time we bring the government back to the people.
Walter B. Jones
Editor’s note: The author is a member of the U.S. Congress representing the 3rd District of North Carolina.