Criminal justice overhaul advances amid Grassley-Sessions spat
February 15, 2018

“A bipartisan criminal justice bill easily won approval from the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, amid a rare public clash on the plan between Chairman Chuck Grassley and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“The legislation from Grassley (R-Iowa) and Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) cleared the Judiciary panel on a 16-5 vote. Six of the panel’s 10 Republicans joined every Democrat in backing it despite pointed opposition from Sessions that left Grassley infuriated.”

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