U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, a Republican from Farmville, was kicked off the House financial services committee on Monday, according to Roll Call.
Speaker John Boehner initiated the action, targeting what Roll Call labeled "rebellious Republicans."
Roll Call writes:
"The decisions were made by the GOP Steering Committee at a Monday meeting, which reviewed a spreadsheet listing each GOP lawmaker and how often he or she had voted with leadership, three sources said. … All of the lawmakers other than Jones were rebellious right-wingers."
Jones was recently re-elected in the 3rd District, which stretches from Currituck to Onslow County and includes Camp Lejeune. He will start his 10th term in January. He also is a member of the House Committee on Armed Services. A devout Christian, Jones has often chose to vote his conscience over the party line, and has been an outspoken critic of the country's war with Iraq and Afghanistan.
According to a Washington Post database, Jones has voted against Boehner 31 percent of the time, including the House GOP budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.
On the finances committee, Jones has championed small businesses. Jones could not immediately be reached for comment.