Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win | TheHill

Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win | TheHill

The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President Trump and senators who lobbied to advance the legislation before the end of the year.

Senators voted 87-12 on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism with a handful of changes to sentencing laws and mandatory minimum prison sentences.

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