Sen. Doug Jones to vote for Republican-backed bill to avoid government shutdown

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Newly-minted Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones said that he intends to vote for a Republican-backed spending bill to avoid a Federal government shutdown.

Jones' Communications Director confirmed the Senator's decision to NBC 15 at around 10 PM (CST).

He will be the fourth Democratic Senator to support the Republican bill.

If the bill fails, the federal government will shutdown at midnight.

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