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Bi-Partisan Bill to End Mandatory Minimums to Drop Today

Bi-Partisan Bill to End Mandatory Minimums to Drop Today

Democrats Sens. Dick Durbin, Pat Leahy, and Rep. Bobby Scott will be joined by Tea Party firebrand Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Raul Labrador today to announce the re-introduction of the Smarter Sentencing Act today.

If passed, the bill would end federal mandatory minimums in cases involving non-violent offenders. A press conference today at 2 p.m. will showcase rare bipartisanship on a criminal justice issue few could have guessed Dems and Reps would have agreed on ten years ago.

Sens. Rand Paul and Cory Booker are also co-sponsors of the legislation.