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FAMM urges full Senate to vote on the U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees

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FAMM urges the full Senate to vote on the U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees

WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to advance President Biden’s seven nominations to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission:

“It’s been three years since the U.S. Sentencing Commission has met due to a lack of a quorum,” said Ring. “Thanks to today’s vote, we are one step closer to the Commission being able to work on pressing issues such as implementing the First Step Act. FAMM calls on the full Senate to confirm this slate of nominees as soon as possible.”

For more than three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM has led the fight to reform extreme mandatory sentencing laws and to promote rehabilitation and dignity for all people in prison, 94 percent of whom will return to our neighborhoods one day.


FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safely reduce incarceration, save taxpayer dollars, and keep families together. Founded in 1991, FAMM has secured bold sentencing and prison reform across the country while elevating the voices of directly impacted individuals and families.