Chuck Grassley

United States Senator from Iowa

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Grassley Statement on Advancing Criminal Justice Reform

Aug 23, 2018

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa today made the following statement after discussions with the Senate Majority Leader and the President on advancing comprehensive criminal justice reform.

“I’m very encouraged by the leadership shown today by President Trump to make prison and sentencing reform a priority soon after the election and Leader McConnell’s openness to bring it up this year. And I’m confident with the President’s continued backing, we’ll have more than enough votes to pass a bill overwhelmingly. Americans strongly support these fixes, but previous administrations have not been able to deliver. I believe this one will. This is a real chance for this administration and this Congress to continue improving access to justice and opportunity for all Americans,” Grassley said.

A recent poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support prison and sentencing reforms.

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