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Doug Jones on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • It's a woman's intensely personal decision. (Nov 2017)
  • I stand with Planned Parenthood. (Aug 2017)
  • Protect infant survivors of abortion. (Feb 2020)
Doug Jones on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Doug Jones on Civil Rights
Click here for 7 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Protecting voting rights shouldn't be partisan issue. (Mar 2019)
  • We should be encouraging voting, not making it harder. (Mar 2019)
  • Co-sponsored civil rights protections for LGBTQ people. (Apr 2018)
  • Endorsed of Human Rights Campaign. (Dec 2017)
  • 2000: Got convictions of two involved in 1963 church bombing. (Dec 2017)
  • Full equality for women in the workplace. (Aug 2017)
  • Gay son celebrates Jones' swearing in as senator. (Feb 2014)
Doug Jones on Corporations
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  • Cut corporate tax rates, but not by increasing the deficit. (Dec 2017)
  • Streamline regulations for small business. (Aug 2017)
  • Regulatory relief for smaller banks stimulates growth. (Mar 2018)
Doug Jones on Crime
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  • Former prosecutor supports reform. (Nov 2017)
  • First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration. (Dec 2018)
Doug Jones on Drugs
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  • Legalization for medical and recreational use. (Oct 2017)
Doug Jones on Education
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  • Supported integration of his high school in late '60s. (Dec 2017)
  • Invest in public schools, not private experiments. (Aug 2017)
  • Public service & Pell grants to reduce college costs. (Aug 2017)
Doug Jones on Energy & Oil
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  • Regulate greenhouse gases & encourage renewables. (Nov 2017)
  • Renewables will makes us energy independent. (Aug 2017)
Doug Jones on Environment
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  • Conservationists back Jones. (Oct 2017)
  • Coal is the past; must help workers transition. (Aug 2017)
Doug Jones on Families & Children
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  • Supported women accusing opponent of sexual misconduct. (Dec 2017)
Doug Jones on Foreign Policy
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  • Impeachment warranted if withheld Ukraine aid helped Russia. (Dec 2019)
Doug Jones on Free Trade
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  • Tariffs threaten the state's workers and farmers. (Oct 2019)
  • Free trade is good for Alabama businesses. (Sep 2017)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Jan 2020)
Doug Jones on Government Reform
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  • Restore integrity to politics. (Nov 2017)
  • Voter ID goes backwards on access to the ballot box. (Nov 2017)
  • Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Voted YES on two articles of impeachment against Trump. (Feb 2020)
Doug Jones on Gun Control
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  • More background checks; raise purchase age to 21. (Apr 2018)
  • No assault weapons ban at this time. (Apr 2018)
  • Enforce current laws; no new restrictions. (Nov 2017)
  • Supporter of 2nd amendment. (Jun 2017)
Doug Jones on Health Care
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  • Fix, don't end, ObamaCare. (Aug 2017)
Doug Jones on Homeland Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Doug Jones on Immigration
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  • Opposes funding a border wall; supports comprehensive reform. (Dec 2017)
  • Options for work permits & earned path to citizenship. (Nov 2017)
  • Dreamers should be allowed to stay. (Sep 2017)
  • Terminate national emergency at the Southern border. (Mar 2019)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
Doug Jones on Jobs
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  • Supports a federal living wage. (Nov 2017)
  • Supports a "living wage". (Aug 2017)
Doug Jones on Principles & Values
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  • Impeachment should include witnesses & documentary evidence. (Dec 2019)
  • Trump's actions raise concern for national security. (Oct 2019)
  • Democrat willing to find common ground with Republicans. (Dec 2017)
  • I am going to be the kind of senator the people can talk to. (Dec 2017)
  • Christians take care of people, without discriminating. (Nov 2017)
Doug Jones on Social Security
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Doug Jones on Tax Reform
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  • Led bipartisan effort to repeal "military widow's tax". (Jun 2019)
  • End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy. (Aug 2017)
Doug Jones on Technology
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  • Urges Huntsville as HQ for Space Command. (Jun 2019)
  • Improve infrastructure while creating jobs, like new Deal. (Nov 2017)
Doug Jones on War & Peace
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  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
Doug Jones on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
It's a woman's intensely personal decision: Strongly Favors topic 1
I stand with Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect infant survivors of abortion: Opposes topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supported integration of his high school in late '60s: Strongly Favors topic 2
Supported women accusing opponent of sexual misconduct: Favors topic 2
Full equality for women in the workplace: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Co-sponsored civil rights protections for LGBTQ people: Strongly Favors topic 3
Endorsed of Human Rights Campaign: Favors topic 3
Gay son celebrates Jones' swearing in as senator: Strongly Favors topic 3
Strongly Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+5 points on Social scale)
Christians take care of people, without discriminating: Strongly Opposes topic 4
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Fix, don't end, ObamaCare: Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Invest in public schools, not private experiments: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Conservationists back Jones: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Coal is the past; must help workers transition: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
2000: Got convictions of two involved in 1963 church bombing: Favors topic 9
Former prosecutor supports reform: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
More background checks; raise purchase age to 21: Opposes topic 10
No assault weapons ban at this time: Favors topic 10
Enforce current laws; no new restrictions: Opposes topic 10
Supporter of 2nd amendment: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Cut corporate tax rates, but not by increasing the deficit: Favors topic 11
End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Opposes funding a border wall; supports comprehensive reform: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Options for work permits & earned path to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Dreamers should be allowed to stay: Strongly Favors topic 12
Terminate national emergency at the Southern border: Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Tariffs threaten the state's workers and farmers: Strongly Favors topic 13
Free trade is good for Alabama businesses: Strongly Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Led bipartisan effort to repeal "military widow's tax": Favors topic 15
Urges Huntsville as HQ for Space Command: Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protecting voting rights shouldn't be partisan issue: Strongly Favors topic 16
We should be encouraging voting, not making it harder: Strongly Favors topic 16
Voter ID goes backwards on access to the ballot box: Strongly Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill for election holiday & easier voting access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Regulate greenhouse gases & encourage renewables: Strongly Favors topic 18
Renewables will makes us energy independent: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Legalization for medical and recreational use: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Improve infrastructure while creating jobs, like new Deal: Strongly Favors topic 20
Streamline regulations for small business: Favors topic 20

Doug Jones is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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