Doug Jones

United States Senator for Alabama

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Senator Doug Jones has spent his life working to make Alabama a better place. He was born in Fairfield in 1954, to a U.S. Steel worker and a stay-at-home mom. He grew up in Alabama during a period of great change, and played a critical part of helping the state and her people overcome some of their darkest days. His early years forged his values and a deep sense of responsibility to treat everyone with dignity and respect.  As a product and life-long resident of the state, Senator Jones represents the best qualities of what it means to be an Alabamian. 

The Senator grew up during the tumultuous era of the desegregation of Alabama’s public schools. But from childhood, he was drawn to both leadership and to fighting for what was right.  He also found a love for politics and organizing. Through volunteering – campus affairs at Alabama, a statewide campaign to modernize Alabama’s court system, and Young Democrats – the power of one, determined young person became clear to him. He later served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama beginning in 1997. It was while serving in this position that Senator Jones successfully prosecuted two of the four men responsible for the 16th street church bombings - finally getting justice for the four little girls after more than 30 years.  Along with taking on the Ku Klux Klan, he prosecuted terrorists like Eric Rudolph, and many others who sought to use fear, hatred, and violence to inhibit the rights of others.

Senator Jones took that same passion with him when he ran in the 2017 Special Senate Election in Alabama and became the first Democratic senator elected from the state in 25 years. He understands that public service is a privilege that comes with the responsibility of making the country better for all Americans, not just those who look like us or agree with our politics. He will continue to fight for every Alabamian in the Senate to increase affordable access to healthcare and to make sure that every child has access to a quality education regardless of what zip code they live in.

Committee Assignments


Washington D.C. – It was announced today that Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) has been appointed to the following four Senate Committees: the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP); the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and, the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging. 

"It is a tremendous honor to be given the opportunity to serve on these four important Senate committees," said Senator Jones. "These assignments provide me with an avenue to begin working for the people of Alabama on issues such as creating long-term funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and ensuring our nation’s safety from those who would do us harm. I am also looking forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to protect programs that our seniors and middle-class Americans depend on." 

United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs plays an integral role in managing legislation that affects the lives of many Americans. These areas of jurisdiction include, but are not limited to: banking, insurance, financial markets, securities, housing, urban development and mass transit, international trade and finance, and economic policy. The Committee is led by Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH). 
The United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has broad jurisdiction over our country's health care, education, employment and retirement policies. The Committee is led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA).
The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is the chief oversight committee of the U.S. Senate. Formerly known as the Committee on Governmental Affairs, it took on primary oversight responsibility for the Department of Homeland Security in 2003. The Committee is led by Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-MO).  
The United States Senate Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. In addition, the Committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly. The Committee is led by Chairman Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Bob Casey (D-PA).  



Washington, D.C. Office

326 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4124

State Offices

Vance Federal Building
1800 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL  35203
Phone: (205) 731-1500
Fax: (205) 731-0221

100 West Troy Street
Suite 302
Dothan, AL 36303
Phone: (334) 792-4924
Fax: (334) 792-4928

200 Clinton Avenue, NW
Huntsville, AL  35801
Phone: (256) 533-0979
Fax: (256) 533-0745

State Offices

41 West I-65 Service Road, North
Suite 2300-A
Mobile, AL  36608
Phone: (251) 414-3083
Fax: (251) 414-5845

Federal Courthouse
1 Church Street, Suite 500-B
Montgomery, AL  36014
Phone: (334) 230-0698
Fax: (334) 293-9349