ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN
CAPITOL HILL – The Senate reconvenes at 3 this afternoon to bring S. 3649, the First Step Act, to the floor for a procedural vote. This bill continues House Resolution 5682, passed on May 22.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), who sponsored an earlier version of the bill on May 7, S. 2795, said of the bill:
(Audio: Cornyn says that with a few amendments, Republicans are committed to bringing this bill to the floor for a vote.)
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who is also a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says of the bill:
(Audio: Durbin: bipartisan support.)
President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign the bill, says that “our whole Nation benefits if former inmates are able to reenter society as productive, law-abiding citizens.”
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill