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Led bipartisan effort to repeal "military widow's tax"

Jones' effort to repeal the military widow's tax hit a snag. "I tried to force a vote, really just push a vote out on a bipartisan bill to repeal the military widow's tax, which currently has a record high 75 cosponsors." Jones said Senate leaders wouldn't allow an amendment to the defense authorization bill.

The so-called widow's tax is related to two military spouse survivor benefits. The survivor's benefit plan is basically a life insurance policy that families pay into and in the event of a death, receive monthly payments. If a military member dies in combat or with a cause related to a service injury or illness, the surviving spouse will get monthly payments from the dependency and compensation fund. If a widow gets both, the benefit plan payments are cut each month--by the amount they get from the compensation fund.

Source: WHNT-19 News on 2020 Alabama Senate race , Jun 27, 2019

End tax cuts & loopholes for wealthy

While our economy has recovered from the depths of the Great Recession, it has not done so equally and not for all. Americans should all have a place in this economy--and tax breaks or loopholes for the very rich hurt lower and moderate income families. They hurt especially hard in Alabama. It is unconscionable to talk about lowering taxes on the rich while cutting funding for education, nutrition, childcare, housing and infrastructure.
Source: 2017-2018 Alabama Senate website DougJonesForSenate.com , Aug 17, 2017

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