Senator Doug Jones

DETAILS: Senator Doug Jones
(1954 - ) Alabama
  • United States Senate
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Senate Committee on Armed Services
  • Subcommittee on Airland
  • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
  • Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
  • Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Subcommittee on Economic Policy
  • Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
  • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
  • Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
  • Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
  • AL Senate
    (2018- 2021)
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FOR

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment against the President of the United States. The Senate has the power to try impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of the conviction is removal from office.
  • H.RES.755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • The Senate adjudges that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second Article of Impeachment by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 53. Record Vote Number: 34., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.RES.488 A resolution to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.
  • Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 32. (text: CR S769), 1 year ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


FOR

Health Care

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There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 6 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


FOR

Military

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Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.6395 To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the veto message presented in Senate., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 8 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.78 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
  • Motion to discharge Senate Committee on Foreign Relations rejected by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 49. Record Vote Number: 262., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.77 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
  • Motion to discharge Senate Committee on Foreign Relations rejected by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 50. Record Vote Number: 261., 4 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


FOR

Impeachment

House of Representatives has the power to bring charges of impeachment against the President of the United States. The Senate has the power to try impeachment. Conviction in the Senate requires a two-thirds supermajority vote of those present. The result of the conviction is removal from office.
  • H.RES.755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
  • The Senate adjudges that Donald John Trump, President of the United States, is not guilty as charged in the second Article of Impeachment by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 53. Record Vote Number: 34., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.RES.488 A resolution to provide for related procedures concerning the articles of impeachment against Donald John Trump, President of the United States.
  • Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 53 - 47. Record Vote Number: 32. (text: CR S769), 1 year ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Republicans were against an impeachment of President Trump.

FOR Democrats

Democrats were in favor of an impeachment of President Trump.


AGAINST

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advisory information from the World Health Organization: http://who.int/emergencies

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

AGAINST Democrats


FOR

Health Care

$
There is an ongoing controversy on how to address rising healthcare costs for Americans.
  • H.R.2333 To direct the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct an assessment of the responsibilities, workload, and vacancy rates of Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention coordinators, and for other purposes.
  • Signed by President., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.311 A bill to amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit a health care practitioner from failing to exercise the proper degree of care in the case of a child who survives an abortion or attempted abortion.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 56 - 41. Record Vote Number: 58. (CR S1136), 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.4653 A bill to protect the healthcare of hundreds of millions of people of the United States and prevent efforts of the Department of Justice to advocate courts to strike down the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 51 - 43. Record Vote Number: 200. (CR S6015), 6 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

Republicans have put forth a 68-page bill that is focused on Choice and Competition in the public healthcare marketplace. Some plans include loosening rules on health savings accounts and allowing businesses more freedoms in insuring their employees. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats primarily back a Medicare for All Plan, which would insure everyone has insurance and that costs were controlled. source


FOR

Voting

There are various aspects to voting that are in contention. Two popular topics are securing the ballots and if a popular vote should replace electoral votes.

DETAILS:

AGAINST Republicans

Against Popular vote. Republicans support greater transparency, stronger security, and a paper ballot. They strongly oppose a popular vote because they feel it would make ballot boxes and technology more vulnerable to exploitation. source

FOR Democrats

For popular vote. Democrats support further funding of HAVA and updating equipment to support more secure paper ballots. They believe everyone has a right to vote, including people who have already served their time for past legal transgressions. There is also a movement to push for a National Popular Vote instead of an electoral vote because it is more in line with the voice of those voting. source


FOR

Military

$
Both sides support the soldiers, but differ in how much spending and size should go into the active military force.
  • S.1790 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2020 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Became Public Law No: 116-92., 1 year ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.68 A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.
  • Failed of passage in Senate over veto by Yea-Nay Vote. 49 - 44. Record Vote Number: 84., 11 months ago
See Voting »
  • H.R.6395 To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense and for military construction, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Cloture motion on the veto message presented in Senate., 3 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.4049 An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2021 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
  • Held at the desk., 8 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.78 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
  • Motion to discharge Senate Committee on Foreign Relations rejected by Yea-Nay Vote. 47 - 49. Record Vote Number: 262., 4 months ago
See Voting »
  • S.J.RES.77 A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the United Arab Emirates of certain defense articles and services.
  • Motion to discharge Senate Committee on Foreign Relations rejected by Yea-Nay Vote. 46 - 50. Record Vote Number: 261., 4 months ago
See Voting »

DETAILS:

FOR Republicans

See the military as integral to security. They support growing and funding military branches and operations as well as improving the care of veterins. source

FOR Democrats

Democrats support the military and call for more robust support programs for veterans. They want to cut back on large scale military maneuvers, finding them dangerous and costly.


DONORS/LOBBYISTS:
    • Company
    • Amount
    • Nathanson+Hauck
    • $6.3m
    • Forbes-Tate
    • $34k
    • Greenberg Traurig, LLP
    • $32.6k
    • Laborers' International Union of North America
    • $30k
    • Comcast Corporation
    • $25.6k
    • General Motors Company
    • $25k
    • Southern Company
    • $25k
    • American Assn for Justice
    • $21.5k
    • Pfizer Inc
    • $20.2k
    • Deloitte LLP
    • $20k
Based on the January 2021 report , next report due July 2021
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