Senator Doug Jones

photo of Senator Doug Jones
Joined the Senate:2018
Left the Senate:Incumbent (term ends 2021)
Birth Date:May 4, 1954
Contact:Web form
URL:Official site
Fundraising History:Open Secrets
Election History:Ballotpedia

Summary of voting record: Senator Jones opposes environmental protection, financial sector regulation, hawkish foreign policy and supports humane immigration policy, internet freedom, racial equality, women's rights.
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Voting Record: Doug Jones

the middle class
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the wealthy
100% of the time

broad civil rights
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narrow civil rights
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Specific Policy Areas

Racial Equality
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Title: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 roll call s141)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-06-28 Weight: 2
Scoring explanation: Improving access to agricultural programs for minority and other under-served populations.

Title: Rescinding CFPB rule that extended anti-discrimination protections to auto loans (2018 roll call s76)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-04-18 Weight: 3

Women's Rights
100% of the time
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Title: Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (2018 roll call s25)
Vote: Nay (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-01-29 Weight: 6
Scoring explanation: Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks except in very narrow circumstances such as a case of incest that had been reported the law enforcement, cases of rape where the woman received medical treatment for the rape and cases where the pregnancy poses particular kinds of threats to the life of the mother, but prohibits abortion in other cases of rape, incest or threat to the life of the mother.

Internet Freedom
100% of the time
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Title: Nullifying FCC rule that eliminated net neutrality (2018 roll call s97)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-05-16 Weight: 10

Humane Immigration Policy
80% of the time
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Title: 116|sres335 (2019 roll call s306)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-09-25 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Bill to direct funds to be used to build the border wall.

Title: 116|sjres54 (2019 roll call s325)
Vote: Aye (increases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-17 Weight: 4
Scoring explanation: Resolution to terminate the "emergency" declaration to build a wall on the southern border.

Financial Sector Regulation
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Title: Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (2018 roll call s54)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2018-03-14 Weight: 1
Scoring explanation: Providing for a modest lessening of regulation of the financial sector, but including some consumer protection compromises.

Hawkish Foreign Policy
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Title: Resolution to order removal of troops from Yemen (2019 roll call s94)
Vote: Aye (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-05-02 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: A resolution directing the President to remove U.S. armed forces from hostilities in Yemen.

Environmental Protection
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Title: 116|sjres53 (2019 roll call s324)
Vote: Nay (decreases score) Type: passage Date: 2019-10-17 Weight: 3
Scoring explanation: Resolution that would have nullified the EPA rule that repealed the Clean Power Plan.

Updated: November 28, 2019Methodology

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