Prison Fellowship applauds the U.S. Senate for clearing the final hurdle for passage of the FIRST STEP Act in the House of Representatives. Media conference call to be held on Wednesday.
Resolution Sheds Light on Thousands of Barriers Aimed Those with Criminal Records
Justice reform is going to be a hot topic in 2017.
Congress was back in session this past Tuesday. House Speaker Paul Ryan quickly addressed justice reform.
“We intend to pick up where we left off and get moving again on criminal justice reform,” Ryan said during this week’s news briefing.
On March 23, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan addressed a bipartisan audience of house interns on Capitol Hill. Speaking on the state of American politics, Ryan lamented the current lack of civility in public discourse, where rhetoric and posturing are drowning out ideas.
The following post originally appeared on the Justice Fellowship blog.
There’s no way anyone is going to do this.
That depressing whisper of doubt and futility kept up its nagging as I set up the email that would go out to our national list of supporters.
While we slept last night, Congress found itself in a stalemate on the terms of the Affordable Healthcare Act, propelling the U.S. federal government into its first shutdown in 17 years.