Senate won’t take up prison overhaul before midterms
August 22, 2018

“The Senate won’t take up a new package of prison and sentencing reform before the midterm elections, said the chamber’s second-ranking Republican on Wednesday.  Though advocates in the White House and outside groups are pressing for last-minute action, the proposal splits Republicans. And with a packed schedule of spending bills and nominations, Republicans have no desire to enter an intraparty feud before the election.”

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