Jones Opposes Trump Compromise

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) Thursday joined with other members of his party to block President Trump's compromise to end the partial government shutdown.   The plan, which needed 60 votes to advance, failed on a vote of 50-47.  Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa) voted in favor of the proposal, which offered protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border funding.    Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan blasted Jones for his vote.  "It is extremely disappointing to see Senator Doug Jones vote no to end the government shutdown and secure our borders," Lathan said.  "Alabamians want our nation safe through strong borders.   In voting no for all of us, Senator Jones is bypassing the interests of the people he was elected to serve - especially when he says folks need to ‘compromise.’"   Jones instead supported a  competing plan -- offered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) -- that contained no money for the wall.    Shelby joined with fellow Republicans to defeat that measure.

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