Rep. Sewell Welcomes Senator-Elect Doug Jones to Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, Doug Jones won Alabama’s U.S. Senate election in a historic victory, becoming the first Democrat elected to represent Alabama in the Senate in more than two decades.
“Doug Jones’ historic victory happened because Alabama voters turned out in record numbers and decided to put character and integrity over party affiliation. Voters last night opened a new chapter for Alabama, placing our state on the right side of history. I am honored to welcome Doug to the United States Senate, and I know that, on issues ranging from tax reform to healthcare to job creation, he will put the people of Alabama first. I hope that the voices of those he represents will be heard on the important issues that are now before the U.S. Senate.”
“As Congress considers far-reaching tax legislation this December, I urge Senate leadership to delay a vote on the tax bill until Senator-elect Doug Jones is sworn into office. For one of the most consequential votes this Senate is likely to take, our state deserves to have its duly elected Senator at the table.”
Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) is serving her fourth term representing Alabama’s 7th Congressional district. She sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was recently appointed to the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. Sewell is a Chief Deputy Whip and serves on the prestigious Steering and Policy Committee of the Democratic Caucus. She is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Voting Rights Caucus, and Vice Chair of Outreach for the New Democrat Coalition.