Press Release: Senate Passes First Step Act

For Immediate Release: 
December 19th, 2018
Contact: Mikayla Hellwich

Last night, with overwhelming support, the Senate voted to pass the bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation known as the First Step Act. The House is expected to pass this week, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill subsequently. 

Below is a statement from the Law Enforcement Action Partnership's (LEAP) executive director, Police Major Neill Franklin (Ret.): 

"In a time when Americans seem to disagree on nearly everything, the bipartisan support for the First Step Act proves we can work together to create meaningful reform of the justice system. It's clear the problems plaguing our sentencing and corrections policies are finally being taken seriously by people of all political persuasions. I look forward to the bill making it to President Trump's desk -- and making history."

To schedule an interview with a police officer, judge, prosecutor, or corrections official who supports the First Step Act, please contact Mikayla Hellwich at 240.461.3066 -


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