Senators released the text of a compromise bill that would overhaul parts of the federal criminal justice system on Thursday, setting the stage for an attempt at passage in the lame duck session.CNN
Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) on Thursday said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is running interference for President Trump on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe....TheHill
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says the Senate will work between Christmas and New Year’s, “if necessary,” in order to pass "The First Step Act" before 2019.The Daily Signal
A bipartisan bill that aims to overhaul the nation’s sentencing laws and improve rehabilitation programs for ex-cons is finally headed for a vote in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. The First Step Act is being added to the chamber’s busy end-of-the-year schedule followingwww.nydailynews.com
But while Trump tweeted that the proposal has "a true shot at major bipartisan support" in the Senate, it's unclear whether the bill will make it to a vote this year.CNBC
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The U.S. Senate will take up a revised criminal justice bill this month, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor on Tuesday.U.S.