WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) voted against H.R. 1560, The Protecting Cyber Networks Act, which provides private companies that turn over sensitive data to the federal government with immunity from lawsuits. H.R. 1560 passed the House 307 to 116 and awaits consideration in the Senate. Earlier this week, the White House announced support of the effort.

“I don’t support legislation that would give the federal government information on the lives of private citizens without their consent,” said Congressman Jones. “Further, H.R. 1560 provides companies that turn over sensitive data to the federal government immunity from lawsuits. This provides American citizens no recourse if they feel their private information has been compromised. Congress has a duty to uphold the Fourth Amendment, which is why I voted against this bill.”

Throwback Thursday: Rep. Walter Jones

by Council Nedd II

I had a meeting in Washington yesterday afternoon. Since I was in town, I decided to visit a dear friend, and a true man of God, Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina. He didn’t have a lot of time today, but I was thankful that he made a few moments for me. We chatted about the one thing I wanted to discuss with him (which I may tell you about later). However, as usual, he wanted me to end the meeting in prayer.

Walter-Jones-pngI have never had a meeting with him in his Congressional office that he did not want me to end with prayer. So many verses of scripture come to mind when I think of the witness of Rep. Jones in the U.S. Congress. However, today I am moved to share Hebrews 10:23-25 which, by the way, is in the dedication of my most recent book.

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

The featured photo is from a meeting I had with Rep. Walter Jones in 2012 or 2013.