Conservative Congressman Becomes Gravely Ill

North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones’ unspecified illness will cause him to miss votes for the remainder of the 115th Congress.

Jones’ House colleagues granted the leave of absence on Dec. 11 by unanimous consent, according to the Congressional Record.

The congressman’s absence was first reported by the Herald Sun.

Jones has missed every vote in November and December, and missed about a quarter of all votes from July to September.

Read more at Roll Call.