Dec 18, 2018

Freedom Partners Thanks Senators for Rejecting “Poison Pills” and Bringing First Step Act One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Post by Freedom Partners

Arlington, VA – Tonight, the Senate came together in bipartisan fashion to pass the First Step Act 87-12 and reject needless “poison pill” amendments that were aimed at derailing the bill. Tonight’s vote marks a new step forward for the bill on its journey to the president’s desk this year.

Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden issued the following statement:

“Thanks to an unwavering bipartisan superrmajority in the Senate, the First Step Act is one step closer to becoming law. We thank each Senator who did the right thing for our country by passing the bill without the amendments intended to undermine it. We look forward to the House quickly passing the bipartisan First Step Act and sending it to President Trump for his signature.”

Holden will discuss the vote tomorrow morning during an interview with Axios’s Mike Allen. The conversation will be live-streamed here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?456142-1/axios-discussion-criminal-justice-reform

Background

Freedom Partners signs coalition letter opposing amendments to First Step Act (12/17/18)

Americans for Prosperity issues Key Vote Alert in support of the First Step Act (12/14/18)

Senate Advances Bipartisan First Step Act