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Jones Testifies On Candidate Family Member Relief Act

News Release:

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) testified at a hearing of the Committee on House Administration in support of H.R. 186, legislation the congressman introduced to allow a candidate for elected office to officially designate an individual to disburse campaign funds according to the candidate's instructions in the event of the death of the candidate. Congressman Jones introduced the bill based on personal experience with his father, who served in Congress for 26 years and who died with campaign funds remaining in his account.

    "Allowing a candidate to make detailed plans for their campaign funds eliminates the complicated legal process to which families and friends would otherwise be subjected in the event of the candidate's untimely death," said Congressman Jones. "This legislation merely eases the burden on individuals who are already dealing with the grief of losing a loved one."

    Video of Congressman Jones' testimony is available here.

    For additional information, please contact Sarah Howard in Congressman Jones' office at (202) 225-3415 or

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