Last night, the U.S. Senate came together and passed the bipartisan First Step Act. This improved First Step Act will make our federal criminal justice system fairer to all Americans. At the same time, it will maintain severe deterrents to criminal behavior.
After working closely with the Trump Administration to make several important changes, I was proud to cosponsor the First Step Act. President Trump and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley led a good faith effort to bring equity and reason to our federal justice system, along with fellow Georgian Doug Collins who championed this in the U.S. House.
For years, Georgia has been leading the entire country in reducing recidivism, providing drug rehabilitation, and increasing job training opportunities in the state prison system. This overall bipartisan effort should be a model for breaking through Washington’s gridlock and actually delivering results.