Congressman says he will look into senior meals program cut

Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 09:02 AM.

Inga DeRoche asked Jones why the United States continues to help countries rebuild in a time of war when it’s never going to be paid back. DeRoche’s comments drew applause from the crowd.

“I’m with you 100 percent and I will tell you that I’ve been there for 20 years and I have not once ever voted for a foreign aid appropriations bill,” Jones said. “I am just sick and tired of making somebody in a foreign country rich while the poor people in our country stay poor.”

Doug Arden and Shirley Selepes expressed concern over the recent closure and operational review of the Stars N’ Strikes Bowling Center at Cherry Point.

Jones said he wasn’t aware of the specifics but believed lack of money was the reason.

George Wooten said he enjoyed listening to Jones.

“I thought he was very good,” he said. “I think Walter Jones is behind the city of Havelock. If you have a question, he will give you an answer. It may not be the one you want, but he will get back with you. A lot of other congressmen in other states won’t do that.”

Mary Bell also said she appreciated Jones’ appearance at the senior center.

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