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U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act

The United States Senate Judiciary Committee, in a 15-5 vote, approved The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, a bipartisan package of federal criminal justice system reforms that have proven successful in states such as Texas and Georgia. The legislation, introduced by Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley (R-IA), with 17 bipartisan co-sponsors, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), now moves to the full Senate for consideration. Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Timothy Head commented on the Committee vote. “Senators Grassley, Cornyn, Whitehouse and the other bipartisan co-sponsors have shown vision and perseverance in guiding this critical set of justice reforms through the Judiciary Committee and we look forward to working with the full Senate and leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to reform this bloated and ineffective federal criminal justice system. This vote is a critical first step in a process that will eventually result in state-proven policies finally being applied to our federal system.” For more information on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 or to speak with a representative at the Faith & Freedom Coalition, please contact Lance Lemmonds at

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