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Sen. Doug Jones quarantining, has taken final vote as Alabama’s junior senator

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) on Wednesday afternoon announced that he is quarantining after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

“[M]y wonderful running mate Louise tested positive so I am quarantining & taking care of her,” Alabama’s junior senator wrote on Twitter. “She’s not feeling too good but is ok, as am I with a negative test.”

In a social media video, Jones also lamented that he would miss the Senate’s vote this week on overriding President Donald Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.

The critical defense bill was vetoed by Trump because it did not include language repealing or reforming Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, and it also included measures to rename certain military installations and entities.

Jones sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee. He will leave office on January 3 following November’s general election.

“I worked really hard on the NDAA & I was hoping that my last vote in the Senate would be to override Trump’s veto,” he tweeted.

The senator advised that the NDAA “is so important for the security of our country” and “for our armed services, for the men and women in uniform…”

“It is a big, big deal for the people of this state, too,” Jones added.

Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn