Dec 20, 2018 - Politics & Policy

House overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill

Jared Kushner grinning.

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The House passed the bipartisan criminal justice reform First Step Act by a margin of 358-36 Thursday afternoon, two days after the same bill passed the Senate.

Why it matters: President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law. It will impact thousands of federal prisoners.

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