Historic Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

Historic Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Judiciary Committee

Bipartisan Bill Reduces Mandatory Minimums, Returns Some Discretion to Judges, Makes Reductions Retroactive;Legislation Now Moves to the House Floor Amid Momentum to End the Drug War and Mass Incarceration

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to advance the Sentencing Reform Act. The bill, introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), and sponsored by thirty other Representatives, would reduce mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, expand the federal “safety…

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