Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) released the following statement on the Alabama State Port Authority receiving a $12,700,000 federal grant to make improvements at the Port of Mobile. The funding will help the Port convert an abandoned bulk handling facility into a roll-on/roll-off mobile vehicle processing facility. It will be capable of handling automobiles, military vehicles, trucks, other rolling stock, and high or heavy cargos.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) issued the following statement after all four proposed immigration bills failed today in the Senate. Senator Jones was a cosponsor of bipartisan legislation led by Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Angus King (I-Maine) that would have protected 1.8 million DREAMers and provided $25 billion to strengthen border security, which are two key areas that the White House has supported.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today introduced legislation that would clarify commercial real estate lending rules by providing a clear definition for loans requiring larger capital allocations, referred to as high volatility commercial real estate (HVCRE) loans. Ambiguity around HVCRE rules has not only hindered commercial real estate investment, but also created incentives for higher-risk loans.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today released the following statement after Senate leadership announced a compromise for a long-term budget plan. The bill includes new investments in defense and non-defense programs and eliminates the arbitrary budget caps imposed on discretionary spending under sequestration.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today announced federal grants totaling over $120,000 to provide critical home rehabilitation and repairs in Alabama. The grants are administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Housing Preservation program, which provides grants to repair or rehabilitate low-income housing.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today announced he will co-sponsor legislation designed to address the pay gap between men and women. The Paycheck Fairness Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today joined Sirius XM host Joe Madison for an interview to discuss his role in ending the government shutdown and voting to protect children’s health insurance for 150,000 low-income Alabama families.
On protecting the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP / ALL Kids):
Jones worked with moderate, bipartisan colleagues through the weekend to find common ground, re-open government, & fund CHIP
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today voted to end debate on a short-term government funding bill. The measure passed by a vote of 81-18, clearing the way for a final vote in the Senate to end the government shutdown.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a measure to ensure U.S. military service members will continue to be paid during the federal government shutdown. The measure – co-sponsored by Senator Jones – was introduced by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill shortly after midnight on Friday night, but was immediately blocked by Senator McConnell. Senator Jones released the following statement: