WASHINGTON—Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's endorsement of H.R. 5682, the FIRST STEP Act, and its forthcoming Senate amendment.
“Today marks a huge step forward in our endeavor to make meaningful justice reform a reality. The president unequivocally called on the Senate to pass this legislation, which the House voted for overwhelmingly this May. We began working with the White House on the FIRST STEP Act over a year ago, and we couldn’t have asked for better, more driven partners than President Trump and Jared Kushner. This kind of progress reflects the ability of the president to find common agreement for the common good in complex arenas, and I look forward to voting to send this bill to his desk very soon.”
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