Sen. Doug Jones

Biden Eyes Defeated Candidates for Key Administration Role

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Losing can have an upside. Just ask Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Sen. Doug Jones, and Rep. Donna Shalala. The list goes on. So does the age-old practice of an incoming president offering losing politicians a place in a new White House. As Biden fills out his administration, his team is looking to recently defeated members of…

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne Announces He’s Running for U.S. Senate

U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-1st District) has announced that he will run for U.S. Senate in 2020. He made the announcement tonight in downtown Mobile. In announcing his candidacy, Byrne said he would present a clear contrast between himself and what he called the radical polices being pushed by the Democratic Party, including incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. “The fight…

Senator Jones on Senate Armed Services Committee

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala) has been appointed to sit on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, an important position, considering the number of active, reserve and retired military personnel in Alabama. He’ll give up a position on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Jones says he “looks forward to working with Chairman Inhofe and Ranking Member Reed…

Sen. Doug Jones Says Farmers Scared by Trump’s Tariffs

Democratic Sen. Doug Jones says President Donald Trump’s talk of tariffs is sparking questions and anxiety back home in Alabama, including from soybean farmers who are “scared to death.” Jones said Wednesday in an Associated Press interview that even in deep-red Alabama people are starting to question whether Trump’s “nationalistic approach” on tariffs is a threat to their financial well-being….

Worley Fights off Challenge

Re-Elected as Democratic Party Chair

Democratic party Chair Nancy Worley was re-elected as party chair today, despite a challenge from longtime Democratic activist Peck Fox. Delegates to the Executive Committee meting re-elected her 101 to 89. Fox was being promoted by the only Democrat holding statewide office—U.S. Senator Doug Jones, who said the party needs new leadership.   Categories: Montgomery Metro, Statewide Tags: alabama democratic…

Doug Jones: Taking kids from parents “is completely contrary to our core American values.”

Says he will co-sponsor legislation blocking ICE agents from separating parents and kids.

Alabama’s newly elected Democratic U.S. Senator says he will co sponsor a bill introduced by fellow Democrat Dianna Feinstein “preventing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from taking children from their parents at the border.” “This cruel policy needs to end now but we need workable solutions that can address this specific problem long-term. While we all wish it were…

Sen. Doug Jones Talks Issues with Community Leaders in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– U.S. Senator Doug Jones is travelling across the state during his first official tour since he was sworn into office. Jones held a round table discussion with Selma community leaders Tuesday morning. The discussion centered around some of the key issues facing the community. Some of the topics included infrastructure, education, workforce development and rural…

Sen. Doug Jones Votes With Republicans to Stop Government Shutdown

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones released the following statement after voting to end debate on a short-term government funding bill. Sixty votes were needed to advance the bill to a final vote in the Senate. The vote tally was 50-49. “ I voted to keep the federal government open past midnight tonight and to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program –…

On 1st Significant Vote, Sen. Jones sides with GOP

Jones is the first Democratic Senator in Alabama in decades

Senator Jones was one of a handful of Democratic U.S. Senators to support a Republican measure to continue funding the Federal Government. It was opposed by most Democrats because the resolution did not support the immigration measure called DACA. The resolution failed, and some government operations were halted at Midnight as a result. Alabama political watchers were interested in Jones’…