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CRIME & PRISON REFORM ACT PASSED BY U.S. SENATE

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A comprehensive prison and sentencing reform package has passed the U-S Senate which Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says is the most significant bill of its kind in a generation.

Grassley was the original co-sponsor of the legislation which passed on a vote of 87-to-12 with bipartisan support and backing from the White House.

Grassley says the “First Step Act” brings critical reforms to fight crime and promote safe communities.

OC……….”taxpayers’ burden” :12

The legislation would cut some sentences for certain low-level, non-violent offenders, while preserving the needs of law enforcement to tackle criminal enterprises.

OC……..members of our society” :22

The measure also has strong bipartisan support in the U-S House, where Grassley also expects swift passage.
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