I don’t think much of Trump but I commend him for promoting this bill which is a start on prison reform. McConnell didn’t want to have a vote on it but it passed the Senate by 87-12 with support from liberals and conservatives.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) December 19, 2018
Breaking: House backs overhaul of criminal justice system in bipartisan win for Trump https://t.co/hlQHnl2MbE
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 20, 2018
There is some good news amidst the chaos: the Senate passed a bipartisan sentencing reform bill. While there is still much more to do, it is a step in the right direction to make our system more just and our communities more safe.
— Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) December 19, 2018
After yrs of bipartisan work w Sens Durbin & Lee The First Step Act passed the Senate 2night w a big bipartisan victory 87-12 vote Historic criminal justice reform happens once in a generation Now on its way 2 House & Pres Trump waiting w a pen to sign
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 19, 2018
12 Republicans voted No on FIRST STEP Act:
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 19, 2018
The First Step Act would make about 2,660 prisoners who were sentenced for crack-related crimes before 2010 eligible for release, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. https://t.co/cVL6xuymzr
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 20, 2018
House passes bipartisan criminal justice reform bill "First Step Act" https://t.co/NyJDh9GT5n
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) December 20, 2018
The FIRST STEP Act is not perfect—but we are in a mass incarceration crisis, and it will help undo some of the many harms caused by our broken criminal justice system.
We look forward to working with Congress in 2019 to build a system that serves all Americans equally. https://t.co/Tqh019Tlqa
— ACLU (@ACLU) December 20, 2018
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) December 20, 2018