Mar 14, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Kushner pushes prison reform with Senate majority whip

Jared Kushner looks out of the corner of his eye with a smile

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Jared Kushner met with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn today to talk about how to move forward on the White House's prison reform priorities, a Cornyn spokeswoman confirmed to Axios.

Why it matters: Sen. John Cornyn has introduced a prison reform bill, which focuses on re-entry programs and excludes the more controversial sentencing reform aspects of Sen. Chuck Grassley's popular, bipartisan criminal justice reform bill. Cornyn has backed Grassley's bill in the past, but refused to vote for it in committee last month.

Go deeper: The issue is personal for Kushner, given the former imprisonment of his father.

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