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Doug Jones' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)


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Doug Jones has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2020.

  • "I will defend women's access to contraception and a woman's right to choose and fight any legislation or executive action that would allow insurance companies to discriminate against women." (
  • "tax breaks or loopholes for the very rich hurt lower and moderate income families." (
  • "If the President wanted to save money, he could have started by not handing billions in tax cuts to the wealthy. His decision is unfair to the 38k hard-working Alabamians in federal civilian service & only serves to punish people who carry out this important work every day. " (
  • Rated 13% by FreedomWorks. (
  • "As a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, I’ve worked with my colleagues to advocate for Alabama’s seniors and will work to protect Medicare and Social Security, not only for current beneficiaries, but for generations to come" (
  • "I will support the bipartisan efforts already taking place in the Senate to make our health care stronger and preserve vital programs like Medicare, Medicaid & the Children's Health Insurance Program." (
  • "Now, we have the evidence that states that expanded Medicaid had better health outcomes, and was a boon to those states' economies. We can grow the economies of those communities, and grow the economy of Alabama. We really just can't afford to let another hospital shutter its doors because of this issue.... It is a no-brainer for the state of Alabama." (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "Defense spending is very important & making sure we have a capable and modern military to protect this country is incredibly important." (
  • "Improving our state's infrastructure goes hand-in-hand with improving our state's economy. There is no question that Alabama is open for business! " (
  • "This funding bill provides significant new resources for key Alabama initiatives -- from infrastructure to defense to education," said Senator Jones. "I've used my first three months in office to fight for the issues people in our state are facing every day, like affordable access to health care, helping our kids get a quality education, and creating an environment that will encourage job growth. I'm proud to say this funding agreement makes critical investments in those areas and many more that will benefit Alabamians from Decatur to Dothan." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 748 - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. (
  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
  • "The impact of unchecked fossil fuels on our planet and our health has not been in dispute for decades. Period. Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life." (
  • "We should be encouraging investment in renewable energy and conservation as ways to create new jobs and make ourselves energy independent." (
  • "The United States must remain in the Paris Accords." (
  • "The impact of unchecked fossil fuels on our planet and our health has not been in dispute for decades. Period. Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life." (
  • "But, frankly, we have to do more on background checks. We have to require background checks on all gun sales, whether it is at a gun show or over the internet or between individuals. It can be as simple as going to a licensed dealer or a local police station to have a background check run on a prospective purchaser or a transferee. It may be inconvenient, but it will save lives." (
  • Rated 0% by Gun Owners of America. (
  • "If we really want to make life better for Americans (and Alabamians) let's talk about what we keep and what we change in the ACA." (
  • Voted in favor of HR 6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act. (
  • Rated 0% by NumbersUSA. (
  • "I have been crystal clear and consistent in my support for the DACA and am disappointed by Trump's decision." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "We write to urge you to use authorities in use as of June 30, 2019, to implement Operation Safe Return, a pilot program to rapidly, accurately, and fairly determine those families who have crossed the southern border that clearly do not have a valid legal claim and safely return them to their home countries. Through this program, we expect that we can meet our commitments to humanitarian protections while ensuring proper efficiency, timeliness, order, and fairness in the credible fear screening process. We also expect that Operation Safe Return will help us examine current process deficiencies, identify required increases in capacity, and understand the drivers of migration." (
  • Signed a letter stating: "Arms control is not an end in itself; it is a tool for containing the military capabilities of our adversaries and safeguarding the national security interests of the United States and its allies. Since 1972, Republican and Democratic administrations alike have pursued such measures as a complement to maintaining a robust nuclear deterrent. We urge you to sustain this bipartisan policy and advance U.S. security by extending New START for an additional five years." (
  • Voted in favor of S J Res 7 - A joint resolution to direct the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress. (
  • "Not only are they trying to get back on their feet after natural disasters like Hurricane Michael, but they are facing a double-whammy from the President's trade war with China. I agree we need to punish bad actors like China that take advantage of the United States, particularly when it comes to issues like steel pricing and intellectual property theft, but this trade war has so far only hurt hard-working Americans. I'm hopeful that my legislation will help lessen the pain these tariffs have caused our farmers, while at the same time I'll continue to urge an end to this pointless trade war." (
  • "As the son of a steelworker, I know well that there is a need to address the bad actors like China who've taken advantage of us on trade and I share the President's goal of reviving our domestic manufacturing industry. However, that should be done in a way that doesn't hurt other major job-creating industries and increase costs for American consumers. By having a deeper look at the state of the auto industry, an ITC study would shed light on the impacts that tariffs would have and would make it undeniably clear to the President that this industry is not a national security threat." (
  • "These tariffs are a tax on American consumers and they're going to cost Alabama jobs," said Senator Jones. "I share the President's goal to reinvigorate manufacturing and secure trade deals that benefit our country, but not at the expense of one of Alabama's biggest job creators." (

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