Congressional Member Profiles

Sen. Doug Jones

Sen. Doug Jones

Democrat, Alabama
Office 202-224-4124 | @sendougjones | Facebook

B

Grade

3

Votes for Children

25

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored

1

Action Against the Interests of Children

Sen. Jones represents a state with a child poverty rate of 23.8 percent. 11.3 percent of children in this state are in extreme poverty, 22.3 percent are food insecure, and 3.5 percent lack health insurance. During the 116th Congress, Sen. Jones has taken 3 votes that would help the children in his state. He has introduced 3 bills and cosponsored 22 bills to help children. Sen. Jones has taken 1 action in support of legislation we believe to be against the interests of children.

This report card includes information on more than 500 bills introduced during this Congress. So far, Sen. Jones has taken the following action during this Congress:

  • voted for H.R.3401 the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, 2019.

  • voted for H.R.6074 the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.

  • voted for H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1138 the A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the earned income and child tax credits, and for other purposes..

  • co-sponsored S.136 the ELEVATE Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1442 the School Security Enhancement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1481 the Healthy Maternity and Obstetric Medicine Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1541 the Tobacco-Free Youth Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1599 the Foster Care Tax Credit Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1600 the Maternal Care Access and Reducing Emergencies Act.

  • co-sponsored S.1650 the Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1652 the Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1908 the Summer Meals Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.1918 the Hunger-Free Summer for Kids Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2160 the CO ALERTS Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2373 the Rural Maternal and Obstetric Modernization of Services Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2499 the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2530 the School Safety Clearinghouse Act.

  • co-sponsored S.266 the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.2719 the Creating Early Childhood Leaders Act.

  • co-sponsored S.2843 the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.292 the Keep Families Together Act.


  • co-sponsored S.2971 the CAPTA Reauthorization Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3144 the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.3489 the Supporting Students in Response to Coronavirus Act.


  • co-sponsored S.3660 the Emergency Funding for Child Protection Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3690 the Emergency Educational Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.3874 the Child Care Is Essential Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3881 the CHIPPER Act.

  • co-sponsored S.3912 the Justice in Policing Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4081 the Reopen Schools Safely Act.

  • co-sponsored S.4095 the Emergency Broadband Connections Act of 2020.

  • co-sponsored S.4098 the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act.

  • co-sponsored S.585 the SAME Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.690 the American Family Act of 2019.

  • co-sponsored S.788 the Equality Act.

  • co-sponsored S.866 the IDEA Full Funding Act.

  • co-sponsored S.916 the MOMMA’s Act.

  • co-sponsored S.931 the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit Enhancement Act of 2019.

  • As with any scorecard, this tool is inherently limited. Some members may score differently than they might expect because a committee assignment requires they work primarily on issues outside the scope of CDF’s portfolio. Additionally, because the important work done by leadership in Congress is not entirely captured by our model, Members of Congress in leadership roles tend to appear near the middle of our range of grades. There are some data limitations as well. A truly comprehensive measure of action taken on behalf of children would likely include things like floor statements, committee votes, votes on amendments, public leadership, and much more. An expansion of this Report Card to include those additional data may be possible in the future.

    For more information on the methodology of this report card visit this page.

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